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SAP Application Development, Principal


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  86091
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  SAP Development
Division:  Innovation


Basic Function


The SAP Application Development Principal serves as a senior technical expert on complex and challenging information technology projects.

The SAP Application Development Principal design, develop, test, implement, and provide support of development objects for the global SAP instance. Essential duties include developing SAP solutions utilizing development in various areas and customize and support the implementation of future SAP modules; ensure custom developments utilize newer technologies and tools; and work closely with the Functional, BASIS, and security team to coordinate testing, validation, and ensure the timely delivery of high-quality solutions.

This position requires strong technical leadership skills responsible for the coding practices, development, and support of enterprise-class applications across all key process areas such as O2C, Source to Pay, HR and Finance.

The SAP ABAP/Fiori techno-functional developer will work with Functional and Technical Developers to support and implement company’s global processes primarily using standard SAP solutions as well as other supporting business processes. The primary responsibility of this technical position is to coordinate and perform requirements analysis, process design, development and maintenance of SAP applications to create value through productivity gains, improved business performance and improved decision support.

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Provide solutions in resolving complex problems related to technical and functional aspect of all major process areas in SAP
  • Lead solution design as techno functional expert around ABAP, Fiori, CPI and SCP to ensure all connected on prem and cloud applications are performing optimally and as per customer expectation
  • Understand business needs and lead thoughtful techno functional design discussions around meeting those business needs fully leveraging SAP standard product capabilities for both on prem and cloud applications
  • Develop and maintain architectural and design framework and work as part of a cross functional team to develop creative business solutions within that framework
  • Provide thought leadership, mentorship, and forum leadership in the areas of responsibility
  • Provide process leadership in moving projects, enhancements, incidents, and changes through to production and lead resolution to escalations and issues
  • Develop detailed functional and technical specifications for changes to SAP systems.
  • Consult with other ABAP and Integration developers and provide technical specs to develop optimized solutions
  • Perform unit testing of changes (configuration, custom development, etc.) in development and staging environments, including regression testing of functionality that may be impacted.
  • Coordinate and drive end to end integrated testing of changes (configuration, custom development, etc.) in development and staging environments.
  • Provide prototypes and implementation of new functionality based on LYB’s needs
  • Provide ad hoc training and consulting to business super users as required in run and maintain activities, such as remedial training, issue resolution, etc.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to other team members to resolve critical issues 

Min. Qualifications


  • Solid understanding of SAP ECC 6.0 or higher, SCM 7.0 and higher with experience preferably on S4 HANA
  • Well-versed with SAP debugging and troubleshooting
  • APO integration with ECC and BW
  • Strong knowledge of ABAP, UI5, IDOC, CIF, ABAP, Data Dictionary, HANA, WebDynpro, BRF+, Workflow, CPI, SCP, OData Services, NetWeaver Gateway
  • Strong knowledge of reports (Classic / Interactive Reports, ALV)
  • Experience with Solution Manager and CHARM
  • Knowledge, and preferably, hands on experience of new SAP technologies such as S4, IBP, Success Factors and new APO capabilities would be added advantage
  • Solid data analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in working with geographically dispersed clients and resources
  • Ability to engage with internationally distributed development teams.
  • Ability to create and meet timelines cognizant of business needs and constraints.
  • Highly self-motivated, driven work ethic, keen attention to detail and exceptional customer service orientation
  • Good communication skills including ability to communicate technical information in an understandable manner to non-technical audiences through writing and presentations
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to perform system analysis and draw conclusions by relating information from different sources, including root-cause analysis and issue resolution
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Management Information Systems, or related field preferred 
  • 10 years of experience in SAP ABAP, UI5 and Integration with a minimum of 4 years working experience in UI5 development using SAP WebIDE (Cloud Version)
  • SAP certification on multiple technology areas like ABAP, Fiori, CPI areas
  • SecDevOps qualifications are a plus.
  • Chemical/Energy industry background is a plus.


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We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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