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Job Description

Title: SAP ABAP Programmer

Location: Phoenix,AZ

Duration: 1 Year


The ERP division is responsible setting the strategic direction for the city's SAP Enterprise application. The purpose of the SAP ABAP team within ERP is to provide technical leadership and drive the adoption and implementation of SAP solutions for the City.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have a minimum of five years Public Sector ABAP programming experience in all the following SAP areas:

o Financial Accounting

o General Ledger

o Accounts Payable/Receivable

o Cost Centers

o Grant Accounting

o Funds Management

o Internal Orders

o Inventory Management

o Purchasing

o Supplier Relation Management

o Vendor Invoice Management

o Supplier Self Service

o Contracts

o Asset Management

o Project Management

o Plant Maintenance

o Work Orders

o Notifications

o Real Estate

Candidates must also have web service experience including creating SOAP services from within SAP and programming applications that consume SOAP services. Must be able to develop and maintain SAPScripts and SmartForms.


This position is involved in software development life cycle processes including requirements, analysis, design, development, testing and implementation of information systems. This position requires expertise in performance monitoring and tuning as well as system monitoring. This position provides technical expertise to solve complex problems and troubleshooting issues in production. This position works with the Basis team and the SAP team members on system builds, SAP upgrades, support packs and enhancement packs. This position requires deep SAP product knowledge and technical skills.


Perform all levels of testing from system testing, load testing, regression testing through user acceptance testing.

Design and develop batch, synchronous and asynchronous processes and interfaces.

Develop, review and maintain system and data dictionary documentation.

Perform upgrades, enhancements, maintenance and continuing support of existing SAP Applications.

Complete complex configuration and development for SAP solutions that include program changes, debugging, and unit testing. This includes working with SAP ABAP development environment (ABAP programs, data dictionary objects, infosets, R/3 extraction routines, transfer and update rules, transports etc).

Design, install and troubleshoot SAP Solutions. This includes the design of new interfaces to/from SAP.

Analyze and resolve complex technical assignments, and provide on-going post-implementation technical support.

Ensure compliance to promotion and deployment of applications to production environments following established promotion and change control processes.

Responsible for support tasks and overall incident management including bug tracking and trouble-shooting.

Develop highly complex SAP objects (eg shared user exits, classes, services, etc.).


Manage, coordinate, and support system builds, support packs, enhancement packs, SAP Upgrades and SPAU/SPDD resolution. This includes researching and implementing SAP support packages regularly to assure up-to-date SAP functionality.

Write business cases, gather requirements, create design/functional specifications, create technical specifications, perform gap analysis, and research technical and functional solutions.

Integrate SAP ECC and other ecosystem applications including SAP Enterprise Portal.


Provide and apply the SAP architecture vision for the City. This includes SAP's Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), ABAP objects, and Object Oriented architecture. Ensure consistency of design with the architectural vision and strategies.

Research and troubleshoot highly complex OSS notes and issues related to the application of support packs.

Evaluate long-term requirements and perform overall SAP System planning.

Identify and recommend new SAP technologies that may be used in order to reduce costs and meet or exceed customer's needs.

Provide information used to make business decisions using data mining and querying, reporting, and business analytics.

Evaluate SAP solutions and make decisions about the best SAP solution for business requirements. Be able to explain these choices and demonstrate an ROI for the choices.

Maintain integrity and security of SAP (SAP Security, authorization and authentication).


Define SAP strategies, standards, processes, and best practices. Ensure high quality and adherence to standards and processes.

Make decisions about the best approach, standards, and processes for managing transports (STMS, Transport Organizer tools, Solution Manager, and Version Management).


Participate in the evaluation and testing of system upgrades or new product selections interfacing with SAP.

Articulate technical concepts effectively through verbal or written communication.

Work with customers to translate business needs to technical solutions, and explain technical concepts in business terms.

Provide leadership in promoting best practices, industry standards, and providing insight on software trends and technologies

Effectively and professionally address inquiries, provide answers, perform follow-up while adhering to work procedures.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

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