Job Description :
Position: Lawson Engineer
Location: Fall Church, VA.
Duration: 6+Months.

Job Description
Provide Lawson system administration and technical support on a UNIX environment.
System support Includes but is not limited to monitoring, migrations, installations, troubleshooting, maintenance, performance analysis, security, networking, patch management, Disaster Recovery testing/configuration and project work as assigned. This position requires 24 x 7 on-call rotational support.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the system administration functions necessary to maintain Lawson and Kronos development, test and production environments.
Apply and test Lawson Application patches.
Apply and test Tax Application patches.
Apply maintenance releases, and performing system upgrades.
Produce and maintain documented operational procedures and diagrams for all environments and related applications support.
Provide support for Application Administrators and business users requests and queries.
Conduct performance monitoring/tuning, and capacity monitoring/planning for all environments.
Ensure that all environment backups are performed successfully
Produce scripts to perform and automate regular administration and housekeeping tasks.
Provide Lawson and Kronos technical expertise to other IT staff that support Oracle, Windows Servers, Lawson and Kronos Applications and Interfaces.
Partner with IT staff while conducting regularly scheduled fail over testing and maintenance.
Works with Business users and Application Team Associates to provide technical support, including, needs analysis, system capacity planning, defining & creating development & production work environments, and executing application pre/post go live activities.
Works with Security Team to maintain system security and data integrity for all systems including, security auditing, audit compliance, and management of security-level profiles in accordance with security best practices.
Works independently to monitor system activity and adjust for maximum performance.
Work with the company trouble ticketing system and/or other groups in the IT department to analyze problems and provide corrective actions to the Lawson environment. l

LAWSON ADMINISTRATION SKILLS REQUIRED:
Strong business Subject Matter Expert knowledge in one or more of the following markets (Financial, Insurance, Manufacturing, HealthCare, Media & Entertainment, Non-Profit, Retail)
Working knowledge of one or more of the following Lawson Application suites in version 9.0.1, 10.x and higher
Lawson Financials
Lawson Procurement
Lawson Supply Chain
Lawson HCM
Lawson Smart Office
Lawson Business Intelligence
Lawson Strategic Sourcing
Lawson Project Accounting
Lawson Strategic Ledger
Lawson Mobile Supply Chain
Lawson Talent Management
Lawson Procurement Punchout
Lawson Contract Management
Lawson Budget and Planning
Strong Lawson Administration Subject Matter Expertise to advise clients on Lawson technology roadmap, including migration strategies, function value add, and risks
Lawson LSF9, LSF10 Administration – includes applying CTPs, Environment Patches, Environment upgrades
Lawson Landmark Administration – includes monitoring, applying patches & upgrades
Working knowledge of all Lawson utilities, Lawson DB utilities
Administration of LAUA security, Lawson Security (a plus), Lawson Security Administrator, Lawson RM Administrator, Portal, Design Studio, LBI (FrameWork Services, Reporting Services, Smart Notification, Analytic Architect, Scorecard), and ProcessFlow
Implementation skills for the above products a plus
Experience maintaining and/or implementing Employee and Requisition Self Service products
Working knowledge of Lawson’s schema for HR/Benefits/Payroll and Financial Modules. Ability to analyze data using tools such as MS Addins, Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server’s native SQL utilities, other third party DB tools. Working knowledge of SQL, TSQL/PL-SQL a plus
A good working knowledge of Lawson’s front end applications –have the skills to gain an understanding of the application by looking at the programs and tables involved a plus
A good working knowledge of LDAP (Microsoft ADAM, IBM TDS) and knowledge of Lawson’s Security Schema, LDAP browsers, and Websphere Administration (implementation a plus)
Provide performance assessment and tuning as related to the application and environment
Provide periodic reviews of application environment performance and monitoring levels
Automate regular maintenance and monitoring tasks
Define and implement best practices methodologies for Lawson Applications support, patching, refreshes and maintenance
Experience in one or more of the following operating systems: Windows Server, Unix (AIX, Solaris, HPUX)
Demonstrate leadership through technical knowledge, interpersonal skills, business knowledge, organizational skills and professionalism
Design, implement and monitor application and file system backup and recovery processes
Provide ongoing support for existing Lawson installations and new installations/modules if any that may come up.