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Senior SAP BI/BW Developer

Date: Feb 28, 2023

Location: Nashville, TN, US, 37228

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with over 140 years of history and more than 15,000 employees worldwide. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.

With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the global reach to serve customers worldwide. Recently voted a Best Place to Work by the Tennessean, A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees.  We care about our associates and have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

This role is located in our modern Nashville IT office, located just minutes from downtown in Metro Center, with easy interstate access and free parking. 

Relocation would be considered for this role.

This role is eligible for a remote work schedule of up to two days remote work per week. New employees are eligible to apply after successfully completing their initial 90 days of employment and training.


  • Work collaboratively with the Finance, Sales business teams to define and document functional and technical specifications
  • Design, develop, configure, transport, test and deploy SAP BW on HANA 7.x, BW4 data warehousing solutions that are pragmatic, robust and supportable
  • Build ADSO’s, Composite providers, Open ODS, Transient providers, transformations, extractors, data sources and required ABAP, routines.
  • Design and develop complex Bex queries, Web intelligence/CMC reports, dashboards to meet Finance, Sales reporting requirements
  • Adopt data modeling & data flow design best practices to develop robust & scalable solutions. Activate, Configure & Enhance Business Content Extractors
  • Optimize reporting and data load performance
  • Design and develop front-end analytics, reports and dashboards using SAP Business Objects (BOBJ/CMC), SAP Web Intelligence (WEBI), SAP Analysis for Office, and Tableau
  • Work closely with offshore development team members by reviewing, allocating them to development projects, sustaining, production support activities and overseeing their work

Role Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead high visibility analytics projects from start to finish
    • Meeting with stakeholders, collaboratively developing project charters and A3s, gathering and validating requirements, and defining project ROI
    • Architecting full-stack (front-end and back-end) solutions
    • Reviewing functional and technical specifications, and solution designs, ensuring solution quality, and that designs are clearly documented.
    • Ensuring all Change Approval Board (CAB) processes are followed
    • Overseeing successful deployment of the solution including training of the stakeholders
    • Measuring realized business value


  • 8+ years of progressive SAP BW on HANA and/or BW4/HANA end to end development experience supporting corporate Finance, Sales reporting in a global analytics (multi-country, multi-currency) environment
  • 5+ years’ experience developing front-end Analytics using SAP Business Objects, SAP Analysis for Office, SAP Webi, Administering CMC and Tableau or PowerBI reporting solutions
  • 5+ years of SAP BW/B4 on HANA experience including Standard, Custom extractions, Modeling, and Query design with strong emphasis in solutions for SAP ECC FI CO, SD, MM, PP and HTR
  • 5+ years of ABAP Development experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in: Business, Information Technology, Mathematics; other discipline with minor in statistics, quantitative methods, or data science; or equivalent education and experience
  • Experience in engaging stakeholders to identify opportunities and then leading requirements gathering workshops
  • Experience developing business cases, project plans and financial justifications
  • Experience working with offshore, near shore team members, leading cutover activities, data migration, testing, user training, and hyper-care support activities
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot systems issues, complete complex reconciliations, and coordinate with process subject matter experts to resolve cross functional integration issues
  • Understanding of SAP BW Security Modeling
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and travel 10%


We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

This role is eligible for a remote work schedule of up to two days remote work per week. New employees are eligible to apply after successfully completing their initial 90 days of employment and training.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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