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Title:  Sr Solution Architect, D&T,ABAP

Requisition ID:  63500
Date:  Feb 12, 2024

Bengaluru, Karnataka, IN

Department:  Digtl & Transfrmtion


At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  

Job Summary:

The Sr. Solution Architect, D&T, ABAP possesses in-depth knowledge and experience to work autonomously. The position is responsible for the overall design, development and implementation of SAP 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 OO programming, Smartforms, SAPSCRIPT, Dialog Programming / Module-Pool Programming, Workflow, ALV Reports, Interfaces, Enhancements and ALE/IDOC. Experience in Agile development methodology for projects and enhancements and SAP PI experience are 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 or equivalent experience 
•    5+ 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.
•    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 strong experience working with ALE / IDoc configuration, enhancements, user exits, error handling
•    Working knowledge of SAP PI / PO integration layer
•    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.
•    Willingness to global travel 
•    Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description 
•    Able to comply with the company’s safety and quality policies at all times


Preferred Qualifications:
•    HANA experience 
•    Sound knowledge of SAP business processes 
•    Experience working with ABAP 7.4 > versions 
•    GTS experience 
•    WebDynpro framework with FPM and UIBBs 
•    Experience / knowledge of Core Interface with debugging and enhancement of CIF interface with SAP APO 


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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