Lead Java & ABAP Systems Associate (Req no: 21467)
Develops, tests, and trouble-shoots processes and systems that support Java and ABAP development tasks. Maintains and enhances configuration of SAP as needed and works with SAP programmers to increase functionality, automation and resolve issues. Focuses on demonstrating knowledge of established concepts in reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating business systems. Understands the concepts, tools, and techniques for system development and makes contributions to the design of systems to support the business. Helps to design and document workflow as a part of making technical recommendations and optimizing operational effectiveness. Participates in the creation of process models as well as those required to support the overall process ecosystem including screen interactions, dashboards, rule management, optimization algorithms and other items.
Primary Duties / Responsibilities
Execute unit and integration test plans.
Perform system testing according to test plans and procedures and document test results.
Participate in issue resolution for production support issues within established SLA parameters.
Perform data analysis.
Identify and escalate any data discrepancies, escalating issues to senior team members.
Participate in maintaining documentation in support of regulatory controls.
Perform continuous reviews to align processes (for example, models, goals, expectations) with changing business conditions.
Perform application systems configuration under the general direction of more senior analysts.
Perform tasks as assigned by leads/managers.
Follow standards and guidelines around process consistency and techniques.
Participate in creation of minor technical specifications in line with functional specifications and end user manuals.
Qualifications (include knowledge, skills, abilities, and related work experience)
Experience in working with SAP Java development tools such as NetWeaver Developer Studio
Some experience with ABAP coding language with the ability to analyze, debug, and design solutions
Must be able to read and understand ABAP development and have demonstrated ability to design custom programs and interfaces
General knowledge of how data flows between modules
Analytical and troubleshooting skills
Exposure to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Strong analytical and problem definition and solving abilities
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Working knowledge of MS Office applications and other productivity tools
Working knowledge of application architecture and networks
Basic understanding of ABAP programming is desirable
Must be responsive and deadline-oriented with a sense of urgency
Ability to prioritize own tasks and escalate issues with timely task completion when appropriate
Exposure to tools and techniques in system development lifecycle
Analytical troubleshooting of processes and SAP configuration, debugging when necessary
Experience working directly with SAP functional and technical development teams
Exposure in creating and working with basic SQL queries a plus
Experience documenting business processes and writing detailed functional specifications for developers
Systems implementation skills: configuration, testing, change management & support
Good understanding of data quality issues and ability to validate the data
Functional/Technical Requirements (include education, certifications, and training)
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems or a related field or equivalent
Minimum of 3 years (3-5yrs) of experience developing SAP applications that support a global enterprise, Experience supporting 1 full life-cycle implementations of SAP APO which must include requirements gathering, blueprinting, functional testing
Expertise is Portal Content Administration
Expertise in Java Web Dynpro development is required
Good understanding of Java/J2EE concepts is required
Requirements Management, Testing, Change Management, Systems and Process Interactions/Workflows, Knowledge of New/Emerging Technologies, Domain-Specific Technical Knowledge, Problem-Solving Skills, Understanding & Application of Broad Business Processes, Knowledge of Domain specific Technology, Processes, and Practices, Understanding & Application of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Project Management
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