Job Openings SAP Authorisations Specialist

About the job SAP Authorisations Specialist


  • Permanent 

  • EE preferred but strong Non-EE candidates will be considered 



Cape Town 


The successful candidate will join the organisation in the role of SAP Authorisations Specialist. He/she will be part of a highly dynamic and analytical team working in an agile environment. 

They will design and implement role-based access to the information assets in a complex technical and business environment. They will also investigate and resolve issues and comply with legislation and company security policies. Hence, they need to understand and continuously seek to improve their knowledge of the environment they will work in. In addition, they should be able to use the technology and seek to make use of the features therein to deliver value to the project and operational areas. The person fulfilling this role will be required to investigate access issues, troubleshoot technical issues and devise solutions in line with best practice. A high competency in problem solving capabilities is thus essential. 



They should be able to communicate technical information to technical teams, as well as be competent in communicating challenges and solutions to the project and operational leadership team. They should also understand governance, risk and compliance w.r.t the IT environment. 

An understanding of data management solutions and a keen sense of the strategic value of information to an organisation will be of importance. 

It is essential that the candidate exhibit and maintain a positive attitude in a highly competitive environment where information forms the foundation to gain a competitive edge in the market. 



  • End-to-end security architecture design 

  • Engage stakeholders in related domains to deliver a secure technology base for the SAP landscape 

  • Experience in SAP user administration 

  • Performed SAP role designs/re-designs 

  • Maintain awareness of new developments in the SAP landscape 

  • Knowledge of Information security 

  • Define and document security management principles and processes, in line with the business policies 

  • Analytical Thinking 

  • Problem solving capabilities 

  • Highly organised person 

  • Structured investigation and troubleshooting skills 

  • Never give up attitude 

  • Team worker to lead by example 

  • Documenting of process detail 

  • Focus on the detail but understand the high-level deadlines to enable delivery on time with limited 


Preferred qualification: 

  • Bachelor of commerce (information systems/computer science) or relevant 3-year degree. 

Minimum qualification: 

  • Diploma in Information Technology or related discipline. 


  • Thorough understanding of the SAP landscape in terms of architecture and integration of the SAP suite of solutions. 

  • Role-based access design 

  • Logical access principles for applications/ databases / data platforms: 

  • SAP HANA (Database + XSA) 

  • Solution Manager 

  • SAP Insurance Analyzer 

  • SAP S/4 

  • SAP GRC 

  • Role & Authorization management 

  • Processing of SAP BI applications user accounts, permissions and access rights requests 

  • Handling of all operational day-to-day support activities for security/authorizations including ticket resolution and issue escalation 

  • Technical solution design, build, test and implementation of new business authorization requirements 

  • Performing control reviews and risk assessments 

  • Managing internal and external audit request 

  • Collaborating with application and basis teams to ensure technical security of SAP BI and associated applications 

  • Actively seeking continuous improvement opportunities and leading improvement initiatives 

  • Developing authorization concepts in the context of implementation projects 

  • Certified in SAP HANA Security or other certifications w.r.t security (preferable) 


  • Exposure to HANA XSA security 


**Please note : If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.