SAP Development Lead

at United Therapeutics Corporation
Location Silver Spring, MD
Date Posted November 15, 2018
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


The Job Details are as follows:

What we do

About United Therapeutics

United Therapeutics Corporation focuses on the strength of a balanced, value-creating biotechnology model. We are confident in our future thanks to our fundamental attributes, namely our obsession with quality and innovation, the power of our brands, our entrepreneurial culture and our bioinformatics leadership. We also believe that our determination to be responsible citizens — having a positive impact on patients, the environment and society — will sustain our success in the long term. Through our wholly-owned subsidiary, Lung Biotechnology PBC, we are focused on addressing the acute national shortage of transplantable lungs and other organs with a variety of technologies that either delay the need for such organs or expand the supply. Lung Biotechnology is the first public benefit corporation subsidiary of a public biotechnology or pharmaceutical company. We currently have five approved products on the market and a long-term mission of providing an unlimited supply of transplantable organs for those who need them. Our company was founded by an entrepreneur whose daughter was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition. She sought to find treatment options and a cure for her daughter and patients like her.  We are founder-led, and relentless in our pursuit of “medicines for life”.  We continue to research and develop treatments for cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, pediatric cancers and other orphan diseases.

How you’ll contribute

UT is in the process of embarking on a multi-year strategic effort to migrate to the next major SAP release, integrating multiple applications, and improving the functionality to all Finance/Business system users. The newly created job role, reporting directly to the Senior Director, Finance SAP Support & Solutions, will be responsible for supporting all SAP workstreams from a development perspective and managing multiple SAP developmental activities.

Role Purpose/Expected Outcomes

  • Plans, prioritizes, and executes SAP development tasks across the company
  • Manages internal support tickets and reviews / discusses status of all tickets with Finance/Business users
  • Leads SAP workstreams from a system development perspective
  • Develops and maintains solutions in SAP and related business applications
  • Assists in analyzing business requirements, helps defines technical solutions, and translates solutions into detailed programming designs
  • Writes technical specifications and various other documentation to support system initiatives
  • Performs unit testing, integration testing and regression testing during various phases of workstream activities
  • Prepares and conducts user acceptance test sessions with Finance/Business users
  • Trains Finance/Business users on system solutions and functionalities
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external stakeholders on system solutions
  • Provides guidance to other developers (consultants) and collaborates with SAP Support Team through code/development reviews

For this role you will need

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business-related area from a four-year College or University
  • SAP Certification
  • At least 10 years of hands-on SAP development experience in the FI/CO area including:
    • Direct involvement with multiple full cycle SAP implementations
    • At least 2 years of supporting & maintaining a live SAP environment
  • Familiar with US GAAP and financial reporting standards

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Computer Science preferred
  • Prior experience in accounting or business process solutions/consulting
  • SAP business warehouse and analytics experiences
  • SAP Ariba and Concur experiences
  • SAP experience in Life Sciences and validated systems
  • Excellent understanding of the integration between SAP components as well as third party applications
  • Proven track record achieving results in complex situations
  • Good planning/project management skills
  • Excellent communication & documentation skills (verbal/written)
  • Ability to convert Finance/Business needs into technical requirements.
  • Proven ability to identify, focus, and own, high priority tasks to manage delivery to project timelines
  • Positive attitude and self-starter with strong work ethic
  • Ability to see tasks to completion
  • Excellent time management skills including a strong ability to multi-task without compromising quality
  • Proven ability to develop strong personal business relationships and work well in a team environment
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Understands and incorporates comments and feedback during daily activities and meetings

Life as a Unitherian

At United Therapeutics, you’ll realize quickly that it is not an ordinary place to work! When you join our Company, you will learn, grow, contribute, have fun, and be challenged... all while making a difference in the lives of our patients. We strive to be an organization that engages the minds, hearts, and most spirited efforts of each of our employees.  Our sense of purpose transforms what we do from work into mission, occupation into vocation and achievement into success. We challenge our employees with innovative and revolutionary projects, offer an environment which fosters high-level of job performance and provides state of the art facilities to flourish. This is what makes United Therapeutics a stimulating place to work. 

United Therapeutics  Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities