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SAP ABAP Lead Developer for Credit Risk System


Our opportunity


SAP ABAP Lead Developer


We are looking for an experienced SAP ABAP Lead Developer with our Financial Risk Governance team located in Bratislava. You will report to the Head of Financial Risk Governance located in Zurich, Switzerland. There is also a possibility to act a team lead and be responsible for the local management of 3 resources responsible for the development and data quality & reporting activities of the Global Credit Risk system which aggregates all of Zurich Insurance Group’s credit risk exposures.

As part of your development role you will support and advise on the development of Zurich's own SAP based Group Credit Risk Application by understanding the requirements of customers and recommending application performance improvements to ensure alignment with business requirements.  This role will also involve performing complex SAP ABAP design, development, coding, testing, debugging, and correction of work related to the implementation.  You will ensure that enhancements and changes meet established requirements and are delivered with high level quality.


Your role

As a SAP ABAP Lead Developer, your main tasks will involve: 


  • Lead developer, working along guidelines provided by Systems Lead & Product Owner; Directing the development team in the design, development, coding and testing; Mentoring “junior” team members and ensuring they adhere to determined software quality standards
  • Performing business analysis and requirement engineering (functional and non-functional), writing user stories (Jira); defining technical solutions and working in a project environment which requires deploying solutions through a formal change control process
  • Performing complex SAP ABAP design, development, coding testing, debugging, and correction of work related to the implementation.
  • Lead analysts, development and operations team in Bratislava
  • Acting as liaison between the Business and IT
  • Understanding customers’ processes and products and how they fit within the goals of the function or business unit
  • Estimating Rough Order of Magnitude for the level of effort/cost of new application functionality
  • Performing quality review checks on project deliverables
  • Supporting and reviewing the documentation of functional specifications
  • Supporting the implementation activities, troubleshooting system environmental issues, and providing training as required
  • Specifying and/or recommending Integration and Parallel testing criteria




Your Skills and Experience


As a SAP ABAP Lead Developer, your skills and experience will ideally include: 


  • 5-7 years of working experience in Financial Services, ideally insurances or in the area of credit risk (financial risk management)
  • Experience as a SAP ABAP developer, ideal but NOT MUST HAVE technical stack is:
    • WebDynpro/FPM or SAPUI5/FioriElements,CDS Views and Odata
    • SAP Analytic Cloud, Microsoft Power BI, SAP Analysis for Office, MS-SQL Server
    • knowledge in SAP Business Warehouse
    • Modern interfacing like consuming WebBased API’s and/or Cloud Computing
  • Ability to work with business SME and technical staff to understand requirements and develops to specifications
  • A good understanding of security roles and privileges
  • Strong management (team lead) skills and experience
  • Strong Business Analyst skills (analytical and problem solving, requirement engineering, business process modelling, knowledge of various delivery approaches like Agile, SCRUM or Waterfall methods)
  • Strong communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Able to identify and consider business implications of the application of technology to the current business environment
  • Creative thinking and intellectual curiosity
  • Strong stakeholder management
  • Strong team player in an international virtual environment


Minimal guaranteed salary offer is 2 700 EUR. Final salary can be higher, depending on your skills and experience.

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