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Title:  Sr, Solution Architect, D&T, SAP HCM ABAP

Requisition ID:  61063
Date:  Feb 9, 2024

Bengaluru, Karnataka, IN

Department:  Digtl & Transfrmtion



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:

The Sr. Solution Architect, D&T, HCM ABAP possesses in-depth knowledge and experience to work autonomously. The position is responsible for the overall design, development and implementation of SAP HCM ABAP Applications.  The role is proficient in the areas of solution design, development, performance tuning and troubleshooting. Working in a global environment, this role has a hands-on approach capable of working across teams and time zones. 

•    This role must have hands-on experience in ABAP HR, OO programming, HR workflows and extensions, forms, ALV Reports, Interfaces, Enhancements, OData and CDS View enhancements for HR Fiori 2.0 and HANA. Experience in Agile development methodology for projects and enhancements is preferred. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Possesses strong understanding of overall vision, business needs and the solution architecture for SAP applications.  Uses this in-depth knowledge to solve reasonably complex problems.
•    Utilizes knowledge of best practices and acts as a SME to provide the technical solution design.
•    Works closely with the process team to understand the business requirements, review the functional specs, develop technical specs, build the application, unit test the application and support the process team during integration testing
•    Designs and builds applications with best practices in mind.
•    Investigates and corrects production issues.
•    May be involved with supports and training other team members.
•    Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree preferably in science or equivalent experience 
•    5-8 years of relevant experience in the areas specified under Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•    Experience gathering requirements and providing technical solution design.
•    Strong experience in ABAP HR modules
•    Extensive knowledge of programming using HR LDB
•    Experience in HR Workflows & Extensions
•    HR Standard BAPIs
•    HR WebDynpro development
•    Experience with OData and CDS View enhancements for HR Fiori 2.0 and HANA
•    ABAP OO skills is a must
•    Extensive knowledge of ABAP development workbench, Dictionary, Workflows, SAPForms, BAPI's, Enhancement Framework, RFC’s, BADI’s, IDOC, ALE and ABAP OBJECTS, IDoc Queue handling, ABAP Proxy Framework, Change document framework, Conversions and Data load methods, SPAU, SPDD and post upgrade activities, Open-SQL performance tuning
•    Must have excellent analytical, logical problem solving and technological skills.
•    Ability to work in a global and virtual environment and to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
•    Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced & complex environment with a self-motivated work ethic; utilize sound judgment with an ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency.
•    Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description 


Preferred Qualifications:
•    Sound knowledge of SAP business processes 
•    Experience working with ABAP 7.4 > versions 
Physical and Travel Requirements
•    Office environment 
•    10% of travel requirement







West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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