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Programmer Analyst (SAP ABAP Development)

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world. Committed to innovation and sustainability, Hilmar Cheese Company, and our division, Hilmar Ingredients, serves customers in more than 50 countries. State-of-the art production facilities in California and Texas convert an abundance of high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose.

A Typical Day

The Programmer Analyst - SAP ABAP Developer is responsible for working alongside Information Systems and Business Resources to gather project requirements, convert the requirements into a solution and working with the team to provide solutions, testing and training support.  Under moderate supervision, the SAP ABAP Developer is responsible for all facets of the development lifecycle as it pertains to approved projects. 

Job Responsibilities
  • Solution development, technical documentation, project life cycle and software production support.
  • Responsible for Unit Testing, Integration and Regression Testing including building test cases, performing tests and modification of programs based on testing.
  • Prepare detailed technical specifications for development activities including enhancement, interfaces, workflows, forms, reports and data management using ABAP programming language.
  • Responsible for Catch Weight Management, Fiori, UI5 development, Change management using Fiori (Mobile development), SAP QM (Quality Management) module enhancements, SAP Data Services Interface in SAP Business Suite of HANA environment.
  • Collaborate with outside consultants for development.
  • Understanding of integrated data landscapes.
  • Must have end-to-end implementation experience. 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities.
  • Candidates will acquire leadership, management and problem solving skills to identify and resolve issues.
  • Promote Company Culture
  • Achieve common business goals through cooperative alignment with all departments.
What You Will Need
  • English skills must be proficient to understand, read, write and speak English
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of technical expertise in SAP’s ABAP development environment
  • Expert level knowledge of Catch Weight Management
  • Expert level knowledge of SAP ABAP programming tools:
    • Object oriented programming using classes
    • Report and Transaction creation, ALV Reports,
    • Enhancement and Conversion Programs, LSMW
    • SAPscript, SmartForms and workflows
    • User Exits, Menu Exits, Function Exit, Screen Exit, Screen Painter BDC
    • Dialog Programming, Data Dictionary, RFC ABAP Query, ALE, BAPI, IDocs and BADI
  • Expert level working knowledge of Fiori, UI5
  • Extensive working knowledge of SAP SD, WM, QM, PP-PI and MM modules
  • Experience supporting, interfacing third party software
  • Expert level knowledge of HANA database
What Will Put You Ahead
  • Master’s Degree
  • Expert Level knowledge of SAP QM (Quality Management) module and custom development objects in QM.
  • Expert Level knowledge of HANA views and also develop SAP Data Services Interface.
  • Expert level knowledge of SDLC principles of program design, documentation, and testing.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical personnel
  • Flexible and adaptable in regards to learning and understanding new technologies
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Excellent attention to detail and Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to:

  • Stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Sit, Stand and / or walk almost the entire workday.
Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to the following: 

  • Exposure to dust, fumes, smoke, gases, or other irritating substances.
  • Exposure to solvents or chemicals.
  • Exposure to slippery walking surfaces: water.
  • Exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity depending on time of year.

Food safety is a companywide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacture and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products.


This description is a general statement and does not include other duties as assigned

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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