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SAP Programming Consultant
Ref No.: 15-00171
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Budget & Control Board
Columbia, SC
4 Months 
"Professional References required"

 
Job Description: Duration of this position is 12 month with a possibility of extension as indicated in SOW.

SAP Programming Consultant
Maintain and develop additional Financial functionality as they continue to retire the legacy state accounting system maintained by the SC Comptroller General's Office (CG).

SCOPE OF THE PROJECT:
Within project schedules and other defined deadlines, in adherence to SCEIS architecture, and working under the direction of the SCEIS Technical Team Lead, candidate will provide technical development and production support services related to:
• The ABAP development, configuration, tuning and administration of SAP ECC FI functionality focusing on converting legacy CG and STO systems into SCEIS or interfacing legacy systems that must remain outside of SCEIS.
• The analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, documentation and support of SAP ABAP software specifically related to SAP's ECC finance and treasury areas.
• Candidate must have in-depth knowledge of SAP's ECC 6.0 FI functionality, specifically with experience utilizing this software and related development tools in a public sector organization.
• Candidate will assist with day-to-day production support of the SCEIS teams and CG & STO finance areas with issues related to SAP FI functionality and finance-related interfaces to legacy systems.
• Candidate must have extensive knowledge of ADABAS/Natural development, MVS mainframe COBOL & JCL, performance monitoring and tuning.

DAILY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

All within project schedules and other defined deadlines…

Solution Architecting
• Participates with the SCEIS ABAP development team to develop implementation and maintenance strategies, processes, procedures and best practices for ABAP development in the ECC Finance areas, to include integration with the State's existing SAP solution and other disparate systems and data sources.
• Assist with development of test plans to validate the solutions and components once implemented.
• Effectively leveraging the latest capabilities of SAP components to develop the solution.
Development
• Work with IT and Business teams to define, design, configure, develop and implement ABAP solutions using the SAP ABAP workbench and analysis tools.
• Leverage SAP software to build effective and high performance data solutions for SCEIS and the Comptroller General's Office.
• Create ABAP programs to satisfy identified functional requirements.
• Design test plans and conduct unit, integration and user acceptance testing for the above.
• Extract data from non-traditional resources such as spreadsheets and flat files.
Production Support
• Support the SCEIS FI team with production problem resolution related to the State's SAP system.
• Assist agency financial areas with issues associated with their various mainframe legacy systems that connect to SCEIS.
Training
• Formally provide process and technical knowledge transfer via paired programming, peer coaching, written documentation for all development work.
General
• Provide effective and timely oral and written communications to management, peers and users.
• Identification and escalation of issues and risks to management in a timely manner.

REQUIRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):
• 10+ years' experience in ABAP software analysis, design, development
• 10+ years' experience with ECC FI module
• 10+ years' SAP Web Application Server, employing Object-Oriented programming concepts, ABAP Unit, Shared Memory Objects, using ABAP Objects to realize custom report and dialog programs, ABAP WebDynpro applications, BAPI/RFC , and the SAP Enhancement Framework using ABAP Workbench
• 10+ years' practical upgrade, OSS notes, support packs and troubleshooting experience
• 10+ years MVS mainframe programming experience including ADABAS/Natural, COBOL, JCL
• 5+ years' experience with SAP interface development using XI/PI with knowledge of EDI and ACH processes
• 5+ years' experience with Web AS
• 5+ years' experience SAP Public Sector
• Excellent leadership skills
• Excellent teaching/peer review skills
• Excellent communication skills

PREFERRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):
• Public sector SAP ABAP development for RICE in ECC 6.0, SRM, and BW
• MS Office tools (e.g. Word, Excel, Visio, Project)
• PM experience
• Fluent English
• Business Acumen

REQUIRED EDUCATION:
Bachelors in IT, Business or equivalent experience
   
   
   
   
SkillsSkills  
Skills:
Category
Name
Required
Importance
Level
Last Used
Experience
ERP ABAP Objects Yes 1      
ERP ABAP software analysis, design, development Yes 1      
ERP ABAP Unit Yes 1      
ERP ABAP WebDynpro applications Yes 1      
ERP ABAP Workbench Yes 1      
ERP OSS notes Yes 1      
ERP SAP - ECC FI Yes 1      
ERP SAP Public Sector Yes 1      
ERP SAP Web Application Server Yes 1      
Packaged Applications MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) No 1      
Programming Languages Cobol (Any) Yes 1      
Programming Languages JCL Yes 1      
Programming Languages Shared Memory Objects Yes 1      
Specialties ADABAS Yes 1      
Specialties EDI Yes 1      
Specialties Natural Yes 1      
Additional Skills: STATEMENT OF WORK (SOW) ATTACHED.