AF24570 - Consultant - Netweaver Apps | Enterprise IT

Department: Enterprise IT
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 18-Oct-2016

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.

Financial Services

Al-Futtaim is a trusted name in the financial services sector with over 30 years experience in the UAE.

Al-Futtaim’s financial services sector operations include 11 companies operate in 5 countries.

Enterprise IT

Al-Futtaim Enterprise IT provides support to the Al-Futtaim Group across all geographies. It manages the IT application and infrastructure across various lines of business including Automotive, Retail, Real Estate and Financial Services. The core components of EIT are Business Application Management, Infrastructure &Operations, Enterprise Architecture, Service Management, Information Security, IT Procurement and IT Governance.

About the Role:

The Consultant - SAP Netweaver needs to understand and implement the best practices in a SAP environment by designing appropriate integration solutions supporting the customer’s business needs as part of the overall SAP programme. Within their particular process area, the Consultant - SAP Netweaver will be responsible for the global solution which includes responsibility for the method and processes used to translate business requirements into a coherent solution considering balancing both the business needs and technical architecture. The role will be a key in providing support to the team that is tasked with building and testing the end solution. Implementing appropriate processes to drive high quality and sustainable solutions will be critical. Below are the main responsibilities of this role:

Support and Maintenance of the SAP Portal and FIORI Solutions:
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to manage SAP Portal and FIORI related development including:
 Provide an expert level of skills & knowledge in the evaluation, development, testing and delivery of SAP Portal and FIORI solutions
 Collaborate with the business in identifying integration requirements and create corresponding technical specifications
 Develop SAP Portal AND FIORI solutions using defined development standards, procedures, and design specifications
 Develop SAP UI5 solutions using defined development standards, procedures, and design specifications
 Develop test scripts, perform unit testing, and contribute to integration testing of development objects 
 Provide technical support to end users; diagnose and resolve application-related issues, identify root causes, as well as institute corrective actions and preventive measures
 Carry out detailed impact assessments for proposed change requests, proposing alternative cost-effective solutions where appropriate
 Ensure Change Controls are developed, tested & released according to an agreed schedule and ensure all high business impact changes are escalated as appropriate
 Expected to be involved both in support activities and a number of development activities.
 Exhibits the ability to also understand ABAP and interface with the Development Team for the development of User Interfaces
Design and Evolution of SAP Portal AND FIORI Solutions:
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to manage all aspect of the business requirements and blueprinting process including: 
 Solution design and gap analysis 
 Able to evaluate new SAP Portal AND FIORI functionality; recommending and implementing them
 Able to evaluate new SAP UI5 functionality, recommending and implementing them
 Developing and documenting the detailed solution design
Delivery of Programme/Project solutions/Request for change:
 Responsible for the design and development of SAP UI5 and SAP Portal AND FIORI based solutions
 Develop technical specifications for the integration solution  
 Ability to build integration solutions involving SAP and non-SAP systems
 Ensure that product upgrades, enhancements, and future roll out projects meet business requirements and goals, fulfil end user requirements
 Operating in a programme context, including liaising with the SAP functional and development teams and working with people and organisations from different regions/cultures
Continuous Improvement:
 Work with other functional teams within IT and the Business to identify opportunities for implementation of SAP Portal AND FIORI solutions which can replace the existing custom developments with packaged solutions.
 Maintain and enhance SAP Portal AND FIORI, SAP UI5 skills and knowledge.
 Identify and recommend new technologies to management, as well as detail potential applications and implications for the business

The Candidate will be an experienced consultant who is organized, reliable and has a proven track record. Used to working with and getting the best from project and support teams. You will provide the solution design skills that complement the ability of EIT to deliver its promise.

This role will suit candidates who are looking to contribute to an exciting leading edge organization that offers significant career development. EIT is constantly being challenged to address the group’s significant and sustained growth


About you:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience –

    • A minimum of 5-6 years’ experience in the design, development, configuration, testing, debugging, delivery and support of SAP Portal AND FIORI and UI5 applications
    • Hands-On Experience in designing and Developing UI components based on Web dynpro Java / PDK framework
    • Hands on experience in developing UI components using WEB IDE and Eclipse
    • Experience in developing applications using java script/HTML5/UI5
    • Hands on development experience in SAP ABAP
    • Hands on experience in configuration of OData services in SAP ABAP
    • Fluent in security and authorization concepts relating to portal, UI5
    • Hands-On Experience in transport management using NWDI
    • Experience in at least  three full SAP project life cycles of significant size, scope and complexity
    • Hands on experience in implementing standard SAP Portal AND FIORI applications.
    • Hands on experience in designing and developing Portal AND FIORI applications using best practises
    • Experience in at least one ESS / MSS implementation experience
    • Experience in customization and Personalization of ESS and MSS UI  components based on Web dynpro Java framework
    • Experience in developing and configuring web services, SSO, SLD, RFC, BAPI, etc.
    • Experience in Knowledge Management, Web page composer, XML Forms, TREX etc.
    • Knowledge of user administration, content administration and system admin
    • Hands-on experience on configuration of SAP NW Gateway will be a plus
    • Hands on experience in developing FIORI applications using the SAP HCP MS will be a plus
    • Hands-on experience on Web Dynpro ABAP framework will be a plus
    • Should be good team member and co-ordinate with other functional consultants 
    • A proven track record in designing and implementing change in complex businesses
    • Experience of working in the Middle East will be highly regarded


Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.