SAP Applications Developer / Analyst

Date: Nov 15, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 11868 


As a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratory, ORNL has an extraordinary 80-year history of solving the nation’s biggest problems. We have a dedicated and creative staff of over 6,000 people! Our vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) is to cultivate an environment and practices that foster diversity in ideas and in the people across the organization, as well as to ensure ORNL is recognized as a workplace of choice. These elements are critical for enabling the execution of ORNL’s broader mission to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into energy, environment, and security solutions for the nation.


Who we are looking for:

The Enterprise Applications and Business Intelligence Group in the Application Development Division and Information Technology Services Directorate (ITSD) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking qualified applicants for a SAP Applications Developer/Analyst.  


What you will be doing:

Development and support of enterprise applications at ORNL, with particular focus on Human Resource applications.


Major Duties/Responsibilities

This position will provide support for ORNL’s human resource applications which cover a variety of business functions such as: Human Resources master data, organizational management, benefits, compensation, performance management, succession planning, onboarding, recruiting, and learning. ORNL’s Human Resource applications exist on a landscape that includes SAP (ECC) and SAP SuccessFactors.   A technical upgrade is underway to S4 HANA. Software developed in both SAP technologies as well as non-SAP web technologies.


Primary duties for this position include:

  • Development, support and modification of software involving SAP’s ABAP technologies including SAP GUI (Classic ABAP and ABAP Objects), Business Server Pages, and ABAP WebDynpro; migration activities to new SAP S/4HANA platform; new activities to implement new module and/or new cloud solutions for the HR customer.
  • Analysis of software requirements and assistance in application design, as well as of software code and data to answer questions about system operations.
  • Implementation of unit testing and automated testing for programs and applications.
  • Collaboration with developers in other areas such as Finance (include Payroll), Business Intelligence, et cetera.
  • Adherence to ORNL software quality assurance standards and ITIL recommended processes.
  • Support of ORNL project management requirements.


All team members deliver ORNL’s mission by aligning behaviors, priorities, and interactions with our core values of Impact, Integrity, Teamwork, Safety, and Service. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by fostering a respectful workplace – in how we treat one another, work together, and measure success.


Basic Qualifications

  • BS in computer science/information systems or technical field and eight (8) years of application development experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered).
  • SAP software development experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

Skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Passion to review and write code.
  • Proven track record of development successes.
  • Willingness/desire to learn emerging programming technologies.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter who is comfortable working as part of a team (in any capacity) or as an independent contributor.
  • Strong customer focus and excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP SuccessFactors and related integrations
  • Traditional and object-oriented programming
  • Model View Controller concept
  • SAP ABAP (classic and object-oriented), SAP Business Server Pages (BSPs), SAP WebDynpro and SAP WebRFC technologies
  • SAP Cloud Platform Integration experience
  • Limited knowledge of Linux/Unix development – e.g., writing basic scripts, etc.
  • SAP HANA development technologies (CDS views, HANA security)
  • Web services creation and consumption (SOAP and REST)
  • Traditional web development (e.g., HTML5, CSS, XML, and JavaScript)
  • Code analysis, performance, security and debugging
  • Code unit testing
  • Business workflow
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies


Special Requirements:


Visa Sponsorship:

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Benefits at ORNL:  

ORNL offers competitive pay and benefits programs to attract and retain talented people. The laboratory offers many employee benefits, including medical and retirement plans and flexible work hours, to help you and your family live happy and healthy. Employee amenities such as on-site fitness, banking, and cafeteria facilities are also provided for convenience.


Other benefits include the following: Prescription Drug Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Contributory Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Disability Benefits, Generous Vacation and Holidays, Parental Leave, Legal Insurance with Identity Theft Protection, Employee Assistance Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Wellness Programs, Educational Assistance, Relocation Assistance, and Employee Discounts.


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For Hybrid eligible positions:

In addition, we offer a flexible work environment that supports both the organization and the employee. A hybrid/onsite working arrangement may be available with this position.



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This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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