September 15, 2016
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Application Developer-Analyst

MIT Lincoln Laboratory - Lexington, MA

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Job Description

The Application Developer II provides technical programming expertise to members of the Enterprise Applications Sector in support of MIT Lincoln Laboratory SAP (SRM, XI, BW, ECC) and legacy systems. The Application Developer works with Business Analyst functional system design specifications to create technical specifications that are then programmed and developed in accordance with development standards.

Technical Support

With guidance from Development Team Lead and senior developers, provides technical support in the form of analysis, coding, testing, transport coordination and documenting all work related to SAP, the Internet and legacy systems where applicable.
Provides technical support in various application areas including working with technical developers in Project Systems as well as users in the Workforce Service Center and developers at MIT campus.
Works to learn proper standards and efficient techniques for coding, analysis and documentation.
Provides support in the BI application area including creating transformations, data load processes and maintaining process chains.
Provides support for Business Objects work and related dash-boarding assignments.
Provides support for legacy systems (BW – Libra, Business Warehouse).

Technical Training

Attends training classes to create new opportunities for innovative use of development technologies with/without the SAP environment.

Technical Leadership in Project-Oriented Tasks

Assists the Team Lead in ensuring all project management goals are met.
Provides the Team Lead with timely and accurate status reports.
Meets with the Team Lead in One-on-One meetings.

This position is under the general supervision of the Development Team Lead and will provide the Team Lead with written and oral presentations on the status of new development assignments and Production Support issues as required. All direction on priorities will be received from the Team Lead (via the Project Manager).

There are a number of interfaces relating to processing outside MIT LL’s that may require contact with 3rd parties.


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering in combination with significant relevant work experience required Master's Degree preferred.
4 – 6 years in SAP development required.
2 - 3 years software engineering experience working with an SAP Basis team, business analysts and user community.
Working knowledge of SAP ECC and SAP SRM transactions and tables
Exposure to object-oriented programming and Internet protocols
Solid understanding of programming concepts with specific experience with SAP ABAP development language
SAP Certification preferred.
Experience with other programming environments and languages preferred.
Working knowledge of environments table structures and standard reporting tools.
Working knowledge of the software lifecycle and methodologies.
Ability to work independently toward delivery of goals as well as collaborate in team efforts.
Ability to work analytically in a problem-solving environment.
Skill in analyzing data flow and work flow
Skill in interviewing users and identifying their needs
Skill in organizing and managing projects
Skill in building consensus among stakeholders and colleagues.
Excellent customer service skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Experience with other programming environments and languages
Adherence to internal programming/processing standards
Working with change management tools for software life cycle development

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.