SAP Developer

SAP Developer

An SAP developer creates and maintains all programmes which operate on SAP systems, making sure that new SAP programmes are integrated with other applications that the company uses for its business purposes. They will use the SAP ABAP language to develop software and make sure that the coding is correct and compliant with SAP best practices. SAP SE is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations.

Roles & Responsibilities

As an SAP Developer you will need to write excellent code in the SAP framework for a wide and ever expanding range of Enterprise level business uses.

Role and responsibilities of SAP Developers include:

  • Writing, designing and maintaining .SAP code
  • Implementing .SAP based systems based on client’s requirements
  • Improving the performance of applications through SAP applications
  • Testing and deploying SAP based operating software and systems
  • Checking the quality and integrity of SAP systems
  • Correcting any issues that arise with SAP coding and systems
  • Testing code for errors and fixing any bugs
  • Developing best practices for the design and development of programmes in the SAP language framework.
  • Understanding the requirements from designs and transforming these requirements into technical designs
  • Fostering close communication with functional teams /designers and building professional relationships with clients

Who you will work with

As an SAP developer, you will work in collaboration with other members of the development team on SAP systems. You may find yourself testing code with other SAP developers, consulting business analysts about the SAP requirements of the project or interacting directly with clients to determine their needs. Some of the other roles you would expect to work frequently alongside include:

  • Cloud computing engineer
  • UX designer
  • Java developer
  • Cyber security expert
  • Full Stack web developer
  • Data engineer
  • Software engineer
  • IT analyst
  • Network engineer
  • Systems administrator
  • Computer programmer
  • .NET developer
  • SAP developer
  • Python developer

What professional qualifications you will need

Most employers require applicants to possess a bachelors or masters degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject. A high level of understanding of SAP programmes, along with knowledge of other major object-based coding languages such as Java, .Net or Python is usually expected. Work experience or internships that provide experience of the practical roles of SAP development and familiarity with the software and programming languages involved will make you more attractive to recruiters, as will evidence of your ability to work as a team while displaying initiative and attention to detail.

How your career can develop

After beginning as a junior developer you may be promoted to lead developer, overseeing a team of SAP developers. Numerous tech professionals work with SAP products and applications in a variety of roles, which allows for various paths to career progression. The experience gained as an SAP developer can see you move into such roles as SAP systems management. As an Enterprise-level software system, SAP is increasingly prevalent across many sectors and industries, allowing for considerable scope in terms of progressing your career with employers or on a consultancy basis.