ABAP Developer

Discovery – Bank

About Discovery
Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.
About Discovery Bank
Discovery’s intention is to expand our business model into banking and to establish a brilliant, innovative full-service retail bank in South Africa. We have recently received our banking licence and are now registered as Discovery Bank.
We are looking for smart, energetic, experienced and dynamic achievers who take initiative and ownership, are passionate about dazzling clients, and who thrive on constant challenges and high-speed change to join us on this journey.
We welcome inspired, positive and committed people to apply for jobs in Discovery Bank where you will be liberated to realise your full potential.
Key Purpose
Design the specification and develop applications from the Integrated Solution Architecture and Design, Business Requirements Documents from Functional Specifications or run the proposed bank Incident to meet defined Business needs
Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to
Creating various SAP modules and customising it as per the client’s requirements.
Understanding the needs and requirements of the clients by coordinating with their representatives and seeking clarity on every minute detail in order to provide the best possible solution.
Manage and close out related issues for the project for the relevant area of expertise within the SAP solution.
Consulting with professionals from other departments and those working on specific SAP modules such as SAP FI/CO, HANA, Payments Engine and ABAP Connectivity & Integration to ensure a consistent experience to the various users on the client’s side.
Writing the code using ABAP programming language on the basis of the blueprint provided by the clients and performing regular tests on the usability of the code.
Ensuring that all programs are completed in schedule as per the client’s guidelines and allocating appropriate resources to achieve this.
Providing technical support to the end users in the form of troubleshooting guidelines and modifications to the system after it has been delivered. Training the end users and client representatives is also performed at this stage of the SAP ABAP software life cycle including:
·         Component Level design
·         Technical Systems Specifications
·         Data Design
·         Component Test Cases
·         Unit Test Case Design
·         Coding of the component design
·         Fully testing the component design / coding – before and after the application development
·         Risk and Compliance
·         Quality Assurance
·         Governance and Service Delivery
To stay updated with the latest technological advancement and changes in the world of SAP development and adapting to these changes by self-training and research work in the following skills:
Object Orientated Programming in SAP
Data Dictionary
Business Add INS (BAdIs)
Business Application Programming Interfaces (BAPIs)
Business Transaction Events (BTEs)
Business Data Toolset (BDT)
Logical Units of Work
All types of Remote Function Calls (RFCs)
Profile of the ABAP Developer
·         Result Orientated
·         Good written and oral communication
·         Facilitation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
·         Strong analytical and problem solving skills
·         Ability to function effectively within a matrix structure.
·         Demonstrates the ability to plan, prioritise, co-ordinate and manage multiple initiatives
·         Team Player – approachable, ability to share and consult with others
·         Strong technical skills in programming / development language
·         Overview of business & domain
·         The ability to adapt to the requirements of the project, the needs of the sponsors, its environments and people
·         Working on it to ensure a successful outcome.
Education and Experience
             ·         NQF Level 5: Certified in at least one of the following: 3-year National Diploma/B-Degree in Information Technology.
·         ABAP Certification and ASAP Methodology an advantage or
·         5 – 8 years’ experience in developing and supporting a Core Banking System
·         Understanding of the ITIL process. (Certification an advantage)
·         Understanding of the ASAP Methodology
The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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