SAP ABAP Developer - Permanent - London - Cognizant Technology Solutions Transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era through its unique industry-based, consultative approach, Cognizant (NASDAQ-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies helping clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 193 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. As an elite SAP Services partner, Certified Global Application Management Services provider and a Certified SAP Global Hosting and Cloud Services provider, Cognizant's SAP practice excels in deploying SAP applications, analytics, database, mobile and cloud Solutions for large enterprises across banking and financial services, consumer goods, media and entertainment, retail, life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing logistics, oil & gas and utilities to enable more profitable operations, continuous adaptation and sustained growth. As the needs of our customers and the marketplace evolve, Cognizant will continue to harness the value of SAP's powerful solutions to help our customers obtain maximum productivity from them. Role Summary Through the acquisition of new brands and expansion in existing accounts Cognizant have an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced SAP ABAP Consultant to be a part of our ongoing growth across the UK & Ireland As an experienced SAP ABAP Consultant, you will be responsible for Support the business through the day-to-day management of the SAP Platform applications together with any solution development under project work identified. This role operates in a fast paced environment with regular collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders As a SAP ABAP Consultant some of your day to day tasks may include * Provide 2nd/3rd line support for incidents reported to the service desk in line with SLA when not working directly on project related activities. * Design & deliver technical/functional solutions against specifications and blueprints in accordance with agreed standards and procedures * Complete unit and integration testing of developments in line with agreed processes ensuring completion within allocated timescales * Deliver regular release items (problems and requests) understanding business requirements and completing the design, build, testing and deployment of functional components. * For small projects, report to the relevant functional solution lead(s) to aid delivery of the project scope of work * The role communicates internally with business users and externally with SAP * Support the acceptance and implementation of new functional solutions into the production environment ensuring relevant support documentation is available. * Develop and deliver release notes and key user training for all new or enhanced application functionality. * Complete detailed solution documentation for functional solutions * Provide technical expertise in systems applications within a nominated function * Keep abreast of advances of available technologies and best practice to identify and exploit new opportunities * To be involved in training and participate in PDP procedures where applicable. * To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as may be required. We would like you to have the following experience * Subject Matter Expert for SAP ABAP Development * Minimum of at least 2 complete project implementations * Specific knowledge of ABAP development in relation to the following SAP modules: FI/CO WM PP PM MM QM * Object Orientated programming design and principles * SAPScript/Smartforms * Enhancement framework, including BTEs, Enhancement Spots, BADIs, Enhancement Projects etc. * Ability to produce good quality documentation * Process Integration (PI) knowledge essential to support existing mapping and interfaces * Neptune Application Development is desirable but not a requirement * Web Services is desirable but not a requirement Qualifications · Relevant degrees from premier institute · SAP certification is desirable. · Mobility (Candidates must be 100% mobile for UK travel and willing to travel abroad occasionally).