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ABAP Developer
Cradley Heath, Birmingham Business Excellence Closing date: Wednesday 13 March 2024
Business Excellence
Cradley Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B64 5QU
Contract Length
12 Months
Hours per week
Employment type
Full Time
Contract type
Fixed Term Contract
Experienced (subject matter experts, certified, skilled, non-people manager)
Up to £60,000
Job Description

Your responsibilities

The SAP ABAP Developer, reporting to the ERP Manager on a 12-month fixed-term contract, is essential for developing and maintaining SAP applications critical to our ECC6 systems. This role involves writing and optimizing ABAP code, understanding business requirements, and ensuring solutions align with project goals. The developer will troubleshoot issues, adhere to coding standards, and collaborate with functional teams.

Your main duties will be:

  • Lead Database Migration Efforts: Manage the technical migration from Oracle to MaxDB, ensuring strategic planning, execution, data integrity, security, and minimal system downtime
  • SAP System Migration: Oversee the technical aspects of migrating a substantial portion of the business from one SAP system to another. This includes mapping and migrating data, customizing and adjusting ABAP code to fit the new system's requirements, and ensuring seamless integration and functionality
  • Implement Enhancement Pack 7: Coordinate the application of SAP Enhancement Pack 7. Assess the impact on existing systems and customizations, adapt ABAP code as required, and liaise with functional teams for a smooth upgrade process
  • Custom Development and Performance Optimization: Develop and modify custom ABAP programs to support new system functionalities and project requirements. Optimize the performance of SAP applications to accommodate changes brought by the system migrations and enhancements
  • Technical Support and Troubleshooting: Provide ongoing technical support throughout the migrations and enhancement implementations. Address and resolve issues to ensure stability and performance of the SAP systems
  • Collaboration with Stakeholders: Collaborate closely with the ERP Manager, functional teams, and other key stakeholders. Ensure technical solutions are aligned with business goals and project timelines, and effectively communicate progress and challenges
  • Quality Assurance and Testing: Lead the testing efforts, including unit, integration, and regression testing, to guarantee the success of the migrations and the enhancement pack application. Ensure that new implementations meet quality standards
  • Documentation and Knowledge Transfer: Document technical procedures, changes, and system configurations. Facilitate knowledge transfer to ensure smooth transition and support by internal teams after project completion


Your profile

Essential experience, skills and knowledge:

  • Proven experience in SAP ABAP development, including reports, interfaces, extensions, forms, and workflows
  • Experience with database migration projects, preferably with Oracle to MaxDB migrations
  • Familiarity with SAP system migrations and managing large-scale SAP upgrade projects, including the application of Enhancement Packs
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and optimize ABAP code for performance and functionality


Technical Skills:

  • Strong proficiency in ABAP programming and SAP Data Dictionary
  • Knowledge of SAP modules relevant to the business and integration points
  • Experience with SAP migration tools and methodologies
  • Understanding of SAP architecture and the implications of Enhancement Packs on custom developments


Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong planning and project management abilities, with a track record of delivering projects on time
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, capable of working collaboratively with technical and non-technical teams
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Willingness to engage in continuous learning and skill development.
  • A commitment to quality and a thorough approach to documentation and knowledge transfer
  • Availability to work full-time on a 12-month fixed-term contract, with potential for extended hours as project demands dictate


Your benefits with us

  • Competitve salary of tp to £60,000 per year depending on experience
  • 37 hours per week either fully remote or with the option to go into any of our offices
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Company bonus scheme (5%)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
  • Employee high street vouchers & discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Christmas savings scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Wellbeing events
  • Recognition Portal
  • Rewards Portal
  • Company events
  • Car Salary Exchange Scheme
  • Company share schemes
  • Christmas Closedown


This is us – your new employer

thyssenkrupp Materials UK operates a network of 9 sites with just under 500 employees in England and Northern Ireland which are; Preston, Darton, Birmingham, Central Warehouse, Head Office & Fabrications (Cradley Heath, Birmingham), Milton Keynes, Swindon, and 2 in Belfast. We offer a vast range of material products such as stainless steel, aluminium and mild steel. We also provide a range of services, whether it be fully welded and fabricated finished parts or bespoke flat products cut to exact sizes. We have years of experience in the aerospace, construction and architecture, automotive and the general engineering industries.

With around 480 locations in over 40 countries, thyssenkrupp Materials Services is the biggest materials distributor and service provider in the western world. The broad service spectrum offered by the materials experts enables customers to focus on their individual core business. The area of Materials Services spans two strategic areas: global materials distribution as a one-stop-shop – from steel and stainless steel, tubes and pipes, nonferrous metals and specialty materials to plastics and raw materials – and tailored services in the areas of materials management and supply chain management. An extensive omnichannel architecture offers 250,000 customers worldwide cross-channel, round-the-clock access to more than 150,000 products and services. A highly efficient logistics system ensures that all requested services are smoothly integrated into customer production processes “just-in-time” or “just-in-sequence”.

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, disability, age, or sexual orientation and identity.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised expiry date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to supply individual feedback at the CV review stage.

Closing Date
Wednesday 13 March 2024
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