SAP Programmer Analyst

at Apex Systems
Published July 31, 2018
Location Lisle, IL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


  • Location: Lisle, IL
  • Travel: 0-10% National
  • Direct Reports: 0
  • Addition role, brand new
  • Skills: SAP ABAP
  • Salary range: 90k+
  • NO Visa sponsorship is available for this role
  • Brand new role

Systems Analysts, SAP ABAP

Position Overview:
The SAP ABAP Systems Analyst works in a challenging, exciting, and dynamic environment.  This position will work closely all corporate IT groups and business contacts globally to develop, enhance, debug, support, maintain, and test SAP ABAP software solutions that support our ECC business system.  Solutions are crafted using SAP ABAP tools using the latest technologies and OO concepts.  Our ECC environment integrates with several external systems and coordination with these groups is essential to provide the right solution.  The position will be involved in all aspects of providing these solutions from design and development, to implementation.  The participant will not have direct reports but will be a part of a global team requiring excellent communication and collaboration skills to interact effectively with other technical groups, as well as, business leaders and process owners.   Individual should be able to work with minimal supervision and with general guidance as they deliver superior solutions to be used by the business.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborates with business function areas to fully understand and define system requirements.  Makes recommendations for business solutions.  Develops technical specifications and technical unit test plans based on these requirements.
  • Evaluates current system capabilities to identify changes that need to be made and determines the impact to the business.  Ensures that programming and software requirements fulfill business objectives.
  • Designs, develops and modifies programs, objects and processes to complete smaller projects as well as supporting larger complex projects.
  • Works as a team member within own IT group and other IT departments to implement new or system changes.  Identifies resources and communicates system requirements and timelines. 
  • Provides ongoing system and programming support in responsible area.  Maintains up-to-date knowledge of new and suitable applications and understands their potential uses as they relate to the functional area supported.
  • Performs functionality tests of new and updated applications and systems to verify desired results are achieved.  Evaluates results and coordinates or makes modifications to improve system performance.  Creates test plans as required.   Participates in application updates and upgrade projects.
  • Organizes and tracks the progress of projects and tasks by applying project management techniques.  Identifies issues that will delay on-time delivery and assists in resolving them.  Communicates to management direction, status, and problems with work assignments through status reports.  Works with management to overcome obstacles and complete projects.
  • Follows established methodologies during system development and ensures systems adhere to the standards and procedures established by the IT department.  Develops and maintains all system related documentation.
  • Understand, support and contribute to current Total Quality Management (TQM), Six Sigma, International Standards Organization (ISO) and Environmental, and/or Health and Safety (EH&S) Management Systems by following stated policies and procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in SAP ABAP development
  • Strong ABAP programming language skills including OO concepts
  • SAP ABAP experience including custom design and development of reports, interfaces, enhancements, ALV
  • SAP development tools, debugging techniques, performance tuning

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with release ECC ERP 6.0 EHP7
  • Experience integrating with external systems
  • BAdi and Enhancement development
  • WebDynpro experience
  • SD, MM, PP, FI, QM module experience
  • HANA   
  • S/4

 Skills and Abilities:
 Strong ABAP programming language skills required to complete the development.

  • Reports, interfaces, enhancements, ALV, SAP scripts, and forms
  • SAP development tools, debugging techniques, performance tuning
  • SQL, table design
  • Object based development utilizing SAP classes and methods
  • English speaking and writing. 
  • Excellent communication skills, team, and interpersonal skills to work closely with the business users to understand and define system requirements and then make recommendations for business solutions.  Ability to understand the comprehension level of the user and communicate effectively with them.
  • Ability to work within a team and to communicate system requirements and timelines to internal/external IT resources.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving techniques to develop programs and systems that are efficient and effective at providing the functionality requested.
  • Develop technical specifications from which applications will be written based on business requirements.  Work with programmers to communicate and ensure understanding of programming requirements.  Review work activities for completeness and technical accuracy
  • Design, develop and modify programs, objects and process to complete smaller projects as well as supporting larger complex projects.
  • Ability to develop test plans and perform comprehensive functionality tests of new and updated applications to verify desired results are achieved. 
  • Ability to work with business users in a support role to define problems and understand root cause of system issues.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and quickly adapt to changes in timelines and sequences.
  • Some travel may be required
  • Ability to work nontraditional hours to accommodate team members in other time zones

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or 844-463-6178.