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Associate SAP London GB Job at The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development









































Requisition ID 17449
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division VP, Human Resources & Corporate Services
Dept. / Bus. Group MD IT Office
Business Unit Back Office Systems (SAP ECC)
Contract Type Regular
Contract Length
Posting End Date 22/12/2020 

Purpose



The Associate is responsible for ensuring the support; maintenance and enhancements of the Bank’s SAP applications and analytic tools are aligned to the Bank’s business priorities and IT quality standards.The role includes the enhancement, maintenance and support of multiple business applications and associated initiatives, which are based on enterprise development platforms and related frameworks, often-involving collaboration with internal application owners, third party service providers, and other members of staff.  This role will require the individual to apply both business and technical expertise to ensure Bank Users services and requirements are maintained.  



 The role holder will be expected to adhere to the core principles of the IT department, these include, but are not limited to - putting our users first; delivering technology that is useful, elegant and reliable; knowledgeable and engaging about both technology and our business; reliable and effective in both provision and execution; innovative and inquisitive; integral to the success of the Bank



 



Background



The role combines specialist technical knowledge and application expertise to deliver functional and technical support for the users of the applications within the Bank. The Bank is transitioning from a predominately waterfall approach to software delivery to a more Agile one, therefore incumbents of this role should be familiar with common Agile methodologies, specifically Scrum and Kanban



 



Facts/Scale



The role combines specialist technical knowledge and application expertise to deliver functional and technical support for the users of the applications within the Bank. The Bank is transitioning from a predominately waterfall approach to software delivery to a more Agile one, therefore incumbents of this role should be familiar with common Agile methodologies, specifically Scrum and Kanban



The role combines specialist technical knowledge and application expertise to deliver functional and technical support for the users of the applications within the Bank. The Bank is transitioning from a predominately waterfall approach to software delivery to a more Agile one, therefore incumbents of this role should be familiar with common Agile methodologies, specifically Scrum and Kanban



 



Accountabilities and Responsibilities:




  • Interpret and analyse users’ requirements and priorities to shape their requirements from a system perspective.

  • Work closely with the Bank’s Users to help articulate any system issues or incidents they may have.

  • Conduct in-depth analysis and investigation into SAP issues and recommend best practice solutions to ensure day-to-day operations in the Bank are not compromised.

  • Utilise expert knowledge of the SAP implementation Guide (IMG) to design and implement configuration changes

  • Ensure critical business processes are understood and plans are in place to support key activities, such as financial period ends, payroll, pay etc.

  • Ensure system documentation is up to datend third parties have the requisite information to perform the required services for support, maintenance and enhancements at EBRD.

  • Coordinate with third parties and other support teams to ensure acceptance criteria, integration and user testing is defined and planned.

  • Coordinate the transition of defects and enhancements to production in line with EBRD ITIL processes.

  • Maintain and improve expected service levels of the key applications you support and maintain.

  • Create, plan and deliver User training as required.

  • Follow and improve defined working practices, standards, processes and practices.

  • Contribute to the community of practice that you belong to.

  • To follow standard development working practices e.g.

    • Participate in all the daily and weekly ceremonies in your team

    • Test driven development, Behaviour driven development, Test Automation, Secure by design

    • Work with users from Business teams and Product Owner, as appropriate, to understand user needs and develop appropriately innovative and practical solutions.

    • Estimate with your team colleagues, such as, Business Analyst (BA), Quality Assurer (QA), developers.

    • Work closely with your team members to build or enhance systems.

    • To liaise with members of the Infrastructure and Operations team, as necessary to ensure consistent implementation of features into a test and production environment, either via associated DevOps tooling, or manually as appropriate.

    • Delivering operational automation and continuous improvement in conjunction with Suppliers and IT Operations.



  • Follow the Internal control processes and ensure completion on time and with accuracy.

  • Helping your team to succeed at all times and continuously improve.

  • Motivate self to continually reflect and adapt to improve quality and delivery cadence

  • Liaise with external stakeholders (consultancy firms, software vendors, service providers, etc.) to ensure that technical deliverables are progressed optimally and appropriately;

  • Participate in the technical development programme in order to ensure that system changes, patches, enhancements and developments are sound, support the Bank’s operational priorities and are conducted according to the Bank’s and IT’s procedures.

  • Provide production support coverage of business application responsible incidents as required.

  • Helping others, by undertaking general tasks not related to your core discipline if required.

  • Deputise for the Principal, Software Delivery Team Lead during periods of absence to ensure overall accountability for the SAP System, in conjunction with the Associate Director, Agile Software Delivery Manager

  • Role incumbents require considerable experience and an in-depth knowledge of one or more of the SAP modules used by the Bank as per the specialisms below. Role incumbents also require a common awareness of the other areas of specialism specified below



 



6.2 SAP Platform Services, SAP Finance



 






    • Excellent knowledge of SAP Finance modules, including detailed configuration experience.

    • Background in accounting a distinct advantage

    • Deep understanding of the configuration and business processes on Bank ECC and Funds ECC

    • Strong analytical and problem solving gained from hands on experience of SAP FI configuration in response to business requirements.

    • Excellent knowledge of integration with other Bank finance applications





 



Knowledge/Skills/Experience/Qualifications




  • Big 4 consulting experience or experience working in Financial Services

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent industry experience and it is desirable to have an appropriate certification relating to the technical specialism that the role requires.

  • In-depth knowledge of SAP FI/CO within ECC 6.0 is required

  • Demonstrable experience in SAP implementation and L3 Support

  • Experience of developing and maintaining software in a formal system using source control management and controlled gates with relevant artefacts to support design, quality and support.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving gained from hands on experience of SAP configuration in response to business requirements.

  • Being persistent and resilient

  • Possesses strong investigative and analytical qualities

  • Experience delivering test automation or frameworks

  • Excellent communicator in English - both written and verbal.

  • A team player with a positive and constructive attitude towards work and colleagues.

  • A diligent and conscientious approach to completing work on time and to an agreed, acceptable level of quality is required

  • Knowledge of Agile methodology will be an advantage



 



Challenges:




  • The role has to balance different cross department priorities to deliver report developments within strict timeframes to meet changing business needs.

  • The role has an on-going challenge of balancing project deadlines with support issues that can arise unexpectedly.

  • The role has to combine a high degree of business expertise and common market practices with IT technical skills, with ability to use these to address EBRD specific requirements

  • The role requires collaborative skills to bring together different IT teams to deliver cross system solutions to meet business requirements/



 



 



This role requires a strong subject matter expert.



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 





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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

UK

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invests in changing lives. Through our projects, business services and involvement in high-level policy reform, we're doing more than ever before across three continents.

We now anticipate committing all our activity in 2020/2021 to helping counter the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.


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