Robert Parkinson

Robert Parkinson


Professional Summary:

  • Accomplished SAP R/3 and NetWeaver Basis Administrator with more than 16 years of SAP Basis technical experience specializing in design, planning, implementation and daily technical support; data archiving; security and performance tuning.
  • Industries: Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, Public Sector, Apparel, Aerospace, Manufacturing
  • Leadership roles implementing SAP at several Fortune 100 and 500 companies.
  • Extensive experience performing installs, upgrades, and system copies of ABAP and dual stack ABAP/Java instances.
  • Expert knowledge in performance monitoring and tuning and daily Basis technical support including troubleshooting of SAP, Oracle, and UNIX based systems.
  • Strong background assisting in architectural design, planning and providing SAP technical architecture and support training.
  • Lectured at seminars worldwide for the SAP Professional Journal. Interviewed by technical publications, including Computerworld magazine. Prior Government Security Clearance held.
  • Author, Basis Administration for SAP, Prima Publishing, Rocklin, CA

Technical Skills:

  • Databases: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Informix, Access, MaxDB, DB2
  • Software: VMware, Java, C++, Perl, Visual Basic
  • SAP NetWeaver Components: ECC 5.0, ECC 6.0, Solution Manager, J2EE, NetWeaver 2004s, Portals, XI, SLD, APO, JAVA, SRM, SCM, CUA, 4.7 Enterprise, BW, FI/CO, MM, PP, SAPGUI, TMS, BI 7.0, PI 7.0, EP 7.0, HR and HCM (ESS/MSS/e-Recruit), Adobe
  • Third Party: Redwood, Tivoli, Wiley, Vertex, Veritas, Realtech


  • Certifications: SAP R/3 Basis and Oracle DBA


Music, Yoga, Habitat for Humanity, Community Volunteer


Author of Book "Basis Administration for SAP", Prima Publishing, Rocklin, CA


Goals: Contract or full time work as an SAP Netweaver Technical Lead or Senior Manager; performing senior level SAP Netweaver Basis technical/business functions and project assignments.

Work History

Work History
2010 - Present

CEO, Senior SAP Basis Consultant

  • Participate in the installation and upgrade of new dimensional SAP systems to meet expanding business requirements including Installation of Dual stack/SID (ABAP/Java)
  • Provide technical administration for SAP web application environment as it relates to Biller Direct 6.0, Internet Sales 5.0, TDMS, and NWDI
  • Maintenance of multi-landscape environments through client copies, system refreshes, and transport management
  • Setup Federated portal network and perform Netweaver java, Portal administration
  • Configure and maintain SLD, SOA, XI adapters, and CTS+ for systems based on dual stack
  • Setup Integration planning, Broadcaster with PreCalculation, BI Web, Xcelcius, BO-XI, and BI Admin Cockpit
  • Implement single sign-on (SSO) solution for portal, backend (R/3 and BI) systems, and Business Objects enterprise
  • Interface to Third party technologies such as Vertex, Business Objects, Redwood CPS, Wily Introscope
  • Research and implement solutions for Basis functionality in the areas of performance monitoring, tuning, and systems configuration using the SAP Best Practice outlined
  • Contribute technically to team objectives and integrate new technology into the team.
  • Provide Basis technical support to ABAP developers, functional team, DBA, Help desk support personnel, and other support groups to resolve system issues
  • Provide assistance in developing and implementing proper security measures in order to provide data integrity and confidentiality of information.
  • Evaluate enterprise-wide SAP application systems and develop detailed analysis reports and recommendations for business critical systems
  • Participate in 24x7 SAP Basis on call rotation support
2010 - 2010

Technical Services Consultant

  • Provided comprehensive support on all VMware products and Cloud Technology
  • Trained extensively on ESX, ESXi, vCloud, VM’s, EMC, vShield, vSphere, Virtualization
2010 - 2010

SAP NetWeaver Basis Consultant

Zidea Labs
  • Provided comprehensive Basis support on SAP Windows and SQL Server platform
  • Extracted critical customer data from SAP tables for use in mobile devices
  • Trained client’s technical staff on SAP maintenance of production environment
  • Performed system checks and monitoring tasks to maintain health of SAP system
2009 - 2010

SAP Technical Writer

  • Authored revised addition to my book entitled Basis Administration for SAP
  • Submitted technical writing and business proposals to prospective book publishers
  • Researched information on SAP’s NetWeaver platform and new emerging technologies
2007 - 2008

SAP NetWeaver Basis Administrator

Capgemini and Textron
  • Performed troubleshooting and maintenance of SAP ECC, XI, BW, APO, SRM, EP
  • Provided mission critical enterprise support on massive Global ERP Implementation
  • Trained offshore SAP Basis and center of excellence teams on NetWeaver
  • Supported enhancement pack application, system refreshes, performance tuning, TMS
  • Administered Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases, UNIX and Windows OS
  • Responsible for Solution Manager configuration, security and authorizations
  • Assessed impact of new SAP releases to current system landscape environments
2006 - 2007

SAP Basis Lead/Principal IS Analyst

Amgen, Inc
  • Performed upgrades and 24X7production support of SAP Global Implementation
  • Provided support of NetWeaver Basis, HCM, MM, SD, PP, FI, CO, J2EE, and Portals
  • Administrated SAP security, profiles, roles, authorizations, load balancing, Sol Man
  • Responsible for troubleshooting, performance, instance copies of databases, TMS
  • Reduced over $250,000 in expenses by streamlining maintenance procedures
2005 - 2006

Senior Oracle DBA

PPI and the Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Collected performance data and availability metrics for mission critical Oracle services
  • Setup monitoring of production Oracle 9i databases, file systems, and application
  • Supported staging, development, production, and QA Oracle environments
  • Performed root-cause analysis of recurring issues; SQL, PLSQL and database tuning
2004 - 2005

Senior SAP Basis Consultant

Advanced Micro Devices
  • Provided troubleshooting, security administration and SOX compliance measures
  • Supported SAP 4.6C and 4.7 Enterprise during Global ERP Implementation
  • Performed system refreshes, performance tuning and monitoring, TMS procedures
  • Administered Microsoft SQL Server; trained offshore Basis teams on SAP R/3
2003 - 2004

SAP System Manager

Sacramento Regional Transit
  • Provided SAP 4.6C Basis support and project management during implementation
  • Established policies and procedures for SAP system security and user management
  • Defined functional specifications for FI/CO, HR, and payroll within the IMG
  • Supported integration testing and performed issue resolution of critical issues
2003 - 2003

SAP Technical Basis Lead/Consultant

County of Sacramento
  • Performed ABAP troubleshooting, Oracle tuning and administration, system refreshes
  • Developed security metrics; applied hot package, OSS notes and database patches
  • Supported SAP 4.0B to 4.6C upgrade on TRU64 UNIX platform during implementation
  • Maintained Government Security Clearance with the FBI and local law enforcement
2002 - 2003

Senior SAP Basis Consultant

Nike World Headquarters
  • Supported SAP 4.6C to 4.7 upgrade on HP-UX UNIX platform during implementation
  • Administered Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database, resolved critical issues
  • Performed SAP Business Connector support, IXOS archiving, correction and transport
1999 - 2002

Senior SAP Basis Consultant

Hewlett Packard
  • Supported SAP 4.5B to 4.6C upgrade on HP-UX platform with Informix database
  • Performed BW and APO installation and configuration; security administration
  • Developed SAP archiving, backup, disaster recovery and high availability procedures
1999 - 1999

Senior SAP Basis Consultant


Basis Administration, security authorization, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database administration, Unix administration, ABAP development, Microsoft Windows administration, client migration strategy from a development Unix to a live Microsoft Windows production environment, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server backup and recovery planning, correction and transport consulting, troubleshooting

1996 - 1998

Senior SAP Basis Consultant

Hewlett Packard

Basis Administration, ABAP troubleshooting, security authorization, R/3 and HP-UX system administration, Informix DBA, Microsoft Windows administration, backup and recovery planning, correction and transport consulting, and pre-production preparation. Upgraded HP from release 3.1H to 4.0B, and 4.0B to 4.5B

1994 - 1996

SAP Basis Consultant

SAP America

Provided comprehensive technical consulting for the Basis and ABAP component of R/3 including system administration; security authorizations; correction and transport; performance tuning and monitoring; installation and upgrade; resource planning; pre-production preparation; and Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database administration installation, and tuning.

1992 - 1994

Database Technical Lead/Consultant

Oracle Corporation

Built and leveraged Oracle and SAP expertise to Public Sector end users as well as to development, consulting and technical support organizations. Utilized skills pertaining to parallel server, database modeling, distributed systems, and decision support methodologies to help Government agencies migrate from legacy to Oracle platforms.



SAP NetWeaver

6+ years SAP NetWeaver experience

SAP Basis

16 years of SAP Basis experience




Columbia University



Oracle DBA