Applications Engineer

The University of Tennessee System
Knoxville, Tennessee
Posted Date
Aug 14, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other
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Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Tennessee System Office in Knoxville seeks an Applications Engineer to engage in technical design, modification, development, testing and documentation of complex SAP ERP software solutions that execute independently or as part of a larger information system; Perform innovative, complex ABAP, SAP Enterprise Portal, JavaScript, WebDynpro for ABAP and Fiori programming, design, testing, and debugging work related to the implementation, enhancement and support of SAP ERP modules (e.g. Human Resources, Payroll, Financial, Materials Management, Real Estate, Business Warehouse, Workflow, the SAP Enterprise Portal and the Fiori mobile platform).


Required Education / Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related degree with an emphasis in computer science and two years of full-time, post-degree, applicable ERP programming experience (SAP Enterprise Portal, JavaScript, ABAP, WebDynpro for ABAP and Fiori), including the development of custom software applications for large user groups using ABAP and programming in an SAP Employee Self Service (ESS) environment.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of: Basic ABAP Workbench development objects; Programming with SAP Enterprise Portal, JavaScript, WebDynpro for ABAP, Fiori, OData services and web services; interface techniques such as file transfer and BAPI; Workflow and authorization concepts in custom applications; and print and spool functionalities, background processing and converting list output to PDF; Demonstrated ability to: work through upgrades and support packs; recommend and use OSS Notes; and use dump and trace analysis to troubleshoot; Excellent analytical skills; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly with multiple user groups; and customer-service oriented; and an ability to translate user-requirements into a deliverable product independently with minimal technical supervision. 


Recruitment will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and list of references to Jim Sauceman at


Compensation for this position will be competitive and will include an attractive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition discounts and more. Additionally, Tennessee residents do not pay a state income tax. For more information on the University of Tennessee’s competitive benefits, we invite you to visit:



The University of Tennessee System is comprised of campuses at KnoxvilleChattanoogaPulaski and Martin; the Health Science Center at Memphis; and the statewide Institute of Agriculture and Institute for Public Service.

The UT System has a presence in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Through the combined force of education, research and outreach, the University serves students, business and industry, schools, governments, organizations and residents statewide.

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