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SAP ABAP Developer (Principal Systems Engineer) Fixed Term (D)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Business Systems team in D+E Corporate & Commercial Systems is responsible for the design, development and support of the BBC’s enterprise wide/corporate systems including Finance, Procurement, Treasury, HR and Resource Scheduling.

We work closely with our key stakeholders to understand their needs and then manage a range of projects to meet those needs.

Role Responsibility

The ABAP Developer will report operationally to the Manager, Systems Engineering and will be responsible for  writing/maintaining bespoke reports, programs and/or applications

The ABAP Developer will play a key role in advising users and satisfying their requirements relating to bespoke coding aspects. A key focus of the role will be to manage business demand and work proactively with the business to maximise the value to the business for any coding requirements.

This is a business support role. Its scope is: 

·        Systems complexity: The systems landscape will contain applications typically involving multiple business and technical dependencies, business critical systems and processes and commercially sensitive environments 

·        Stakeholder management: First point of contact for a variety of stakeholders.

·        3rd Party Relationships: Supporting 3rd party partners and suppliers supporting delivering application services and projects typically to the value of 100K.

·        Information & Security management: Ensure that all the requirements of statutory and BBC safety regulations are fully met including adherence to the BBC’s policies. 

·        Recruitment: Support recruitment process for the team by taking part in selection boards and making selection decisions for engagement of new colleagues including specialist contractors.

·        Project Support – Provide SME input into projects relating to Finance systems and support implementations and transitions into BAU

Key Accountabilities

  • Support ABAP code for ECC, SRM , PI, Portal, UI5 in line with the approved development plans, change requests and the operational requirements
  • Keep system and support documentation up to date.
  • Provide advice to users on the ABAP coding requirements and changes
  • Ensure compliance at all times with BBC quality standards and policies.
  • Provide services in accordance with the ITIL Framework.
  • Work alongside Team Management and Application Leads to develop and operate effective working relationships with key stakeholders in Finance, Procurement, and Engineering teams, third party suppliers, users and super-user groups.

Are you the right candidate?

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:


  • Extensive experience of SAP ABAP programming language including writing bespoke reports, programs and/or applications;
  • Experience in testing, performance tuning, and debugging SAP applications;
  • Experience in SAPUI5 and SAP Portal
  • Experience of delivering solutions for projects and change requests
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team to ensure the business requirements are transformed into quality solutions;
  • Experience of working to deadlines
  • Strong capability in working with end users and translating their business aspirations into very tangible solutions.
  • Previous experience in Finance or Procurement is advantageous.  
  • A strong understanding of Data Protection legislation and how it impacts access controls.
  • Experience of delivering services within an ITIL environment.
  • Excellent customer skills especially with respect to verbal communications which are clear and understandable to users with relatively less technical


  • Information Technology degree, or equivalent professional qualification / experience
  • Certifications in ABAP, including SAP certification is desirable
  • ITIL qualified - ITIL Foundation minimum is desirable
  • IT Professional certifications aligned to the role as identified within the Job Description

Package Description

Based London W12 (Flexible to location)

Salary Band D

Fixed Term -12 Months  

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and responsibilities, and to work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house training Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits - We offer a comprehensive salary package, a flexible 20-35 hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

We encourage flexible working, although it may not be possible for every role. There is no obligation to raise flexible working or part time requests at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. 

Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage. 

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

Flexible and part-time options available'

We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible working week for work-life balance and offer a range of flexible working options.


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