SAP ABAP Development Contractor (INSIDE OF IR-35)

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Rate: £400-450 per day (INSIDE OF IR-35). Rate to Umbrella. (PAYE Also an option)

Duration: 4-6 months initially (long term project extensions)


SAP ABAP Development Contractor

Job Purpose

  • A member of the application team responsible for the delivery of ABAP development projects based on technical specifications.
  • The role will provide technical expertise for system design, testing, implementation and support, being his/her primary focus during the design and development phases of projects and user support.
  • Responsible for managing and developing the skills to ensure constant delivery of high quality tested applications that minimise downtime and rework
  • You will be subject matter experts in design and development of SAP solutions against agreed and defined business requirements
  • Ensure delivery of and deliver good customer service through delivery of consistent, well documented, agreed developments for the SAP platform

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 5-10 years of working on a complex SAP system environment
  • Broad knowledge of SAP functional areas particularly FICO, ECC, HCM, SCM, PM, PI, Fiori, Portal 7.3 and BW
  • 2-3 years experience of Object Oriented programming within SAP using; ALV and ABAP lists, Sapscripts and smart forms, Dialogue programming, Interfaces, BADIs/BAPIs, WebDynpro, BSP, Interactive forms, SAP Web GUI, SAP UI5, Fiori, RFC, ICF, Connectors and Web Services
  • Extensive experience of managing the creation of work packages to ensure the delivery of technical solutions to an agreed standard
  • Experience of managing internal and external suppliers and monitoring performance through KPIs to ensure specified SLAs are met
  • Ability to deal with and manage conflict whilst building successful business relationships across a range of stakeholder groups
  • Management of resolution of technical application issues and problems with suppliers and internal teams
  • Bachelor's Degree in an Information Systems Field or preferably 5 years plus  experience testing application configuration and development change
  • Experience using Team Foundation Server or HP ALM toolset

Main responsibilities

  • Deliver SAP development projects for the companies SAP estate primarily for FICO, ECC, HCM, SCM, PM, PI, Fiori, Portal 7.3 and BW
  • Support (Escalations & Task forces, MCS Back office) including Optimization, Assessment, technical integration/ validation, empowering training and workshops
  • Deliver root cause analysis, provides solutions, and delivers services for specific fields / areas
  • Ensure 2nd and 3rd line support issues are delivered to agreed SLAs and work with the Service Delivery team to agree new SLAs and review impacts on resource levels
  • Use specified toolsets to develop solutions to an agreed quality standard working with the quality and test manager to explore improvements
  • Follow and suggest improvements for documented governance procedures to ensure the correct procedures are followed to ensure all development work packages are delivered to the agreed quality standard
  • Ensure and deliver all 2nd and 3rd line support for ABAP development is delivered to agreed SLAs
  • Ensure any configurations and development work is completed and tested within agreed timescales and delivered to the standard and/or management application agreed with the  Quality and Test Lead
  • Identify new ways to exploit functionality in SAP platform in accordance with the application roadmap and to ensure we minimise the complexity, reduce maintenance overhead and deliver solutions if not possible using functionality within SAP applications
  • Ensure any changes are agreed with the stakeholder community and align with the business and IT strategy and delivered in line with the Application and PMO standards and processes
  • Support the Application team in a consistent approach to supplier and client relationship management, identifying issues and improvements where necessary
  • Manage consistent application and systems documentation through all of the application lifecycle, using an agreed single application suite with white box configurations
  • Identify and help implement measures to actively improve the process documentation, delivering  a consistent approach for the application team and the business
  • Identify and suggest existing or new emerging standards and best practice for the applications team
  • Ensure any costs incurred are for an agreed project or existing budgeted service level
  • Ensure all business and technical decisions taken are commercially aware and support the organisations business and IT strategies
  • Deliver projects where you are the project lead and ensure you manage your resources to deliver to agreed timescales the activity for projects, programmes and contract mobilisations
  • Ensure you have regular individual performance reviews with your line manager
  • Ensure you work actively to improvement and enhance the application team service delivery
  • Support the review and management of the SAP solutions using metrics to ensure the best value for the business and identify areas of functionality to exploit
  • Ensure you manage your time and resources to deliver to agreed timescales for the activity for agreed projects
  • Work with your line manager to ensure you are fully trained to carry out your role, and encourage and support them to develop skills and knowledge to support the changing needed of the business
  • Engage with the Quality & Test Manager to ensure quality solutions are deployed to live
  • Ensure solutions for the operational teams are delivered to an agreed standard with the business and suppliers
  • Ensure all agreed processes for the applications team and the wider business are followed
  • All solutions delivered should be to an agreed standard using agreed industry methodologies
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is produced to agreed standards for the service, all processes and technical information to build and manage the application must be managed in a structured format
  • Ensure all work carried out is either within an agreed SLA or Project sanctioned by the PMO or Finance