Technical Designer – SAP Portal & Fiori UI5

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The Portal/Fiori UI5 Designer will set the standard for design across the entire application platform within the NASC organization.  Supporting the Manager Technical Development, the role will consider usability, cost, system performance and optimization, and speed to market while ensuring the features meet the requirements of the business customer.  The incumbent will become the point-person and expert for the overall technical design and integration of the LafargeHolcim application landscape.

The Portal/Fiori UI5 Designer will be responsible for developing innovative, reusable Web-based tools within the NASC Organization. The role will consider usability, cost, system performance and optimization, and speed to market while ensuring the features meet the requirements of the business customer.  This position will make recommendations on the use of new and emerging web and mobile relevant technologies that meet the business objectives of LafargeHolcim.  Programming, graphic design and database administration are all elements of this position


Position Responsibilities:

 » Ensure schedule, functionality and quality are in line with the business needs and delivered at optimum cost

 » Proactively offer solutions and enhancements which leverage best practices while managing enterprise                                               


 » Ensure compliance with Group governance, methodologies and procedures

 » Estimating time and effort required to execute change requests and system enhancements

 » Convert design documents into technical specifications ensuring compliance to internal control procedures and

    security policy

» Responsible for prototyping, designing for optimal system performance and avoiding system design deficiencies in

    the overall portal technical landscape

»  Responsibility for gate keeping, optimizing system performance and avoiding system design deficiencies relating

    to the overall application landscape.

»  Leading collaborative design discussions with key stakeholders across IT and business to ensure design is

   consistent, accurate, flexible and scalable.

 » Configuring and implementing technical solutions for enhancements and projects approved by the Business

    Process Owners and the ECRB (Enterprise Change Review Board)

 » Coordinating activities with other teams, where required, including Basis, IT Security, Network and other

    Application Specialists

 » Documenting test cases and executing unit and integration testing of the build code/configuration

 » Completing all system documentation and knowledge transfer of the implemented solution to Support Team

    Supporting Business/Key Users in the User Acceptance testing where required

 » Liaising with project managers as subject matter experts to ensure all projects are delivered on time, within

    budget and of the expected quality

 » Supporting the problem management process by analyzing trends for recurring issues and propose solutions

    Working with Service Management to ensure timely update of solution portfolio in alignment to application

    Lifecycle providing technical support to regional and global initiatives and projects


Position Dimensions (Core Competencies):
   » Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
   » Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal including outstanding presentation skills
   » Demonstrated capability to work with all functional stream
   » Demonstrate customer service attitude and orientation 


 Portfolio of all 25-30 applications integrating with ECC

 List of direct reports: No direct reports

 IT Projects:  Involvement in nearly all ITSC projects and changes related to application implementation,

 enhancement or integration.  Between 20-30 mid to large size projects per year. 


Educational Criteria:
   » Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related discipline is required

Position Requirements (practice and Technical skills):

   » Minimum of 1+ years of Technical Designer experience.
   » Minimum of 6 years of hands-on experience in Information Technology

   » Minimum 3 years of experience in SAP Portal

   » Minimum 2 years SAP Fiori UI5 experience.

   » Hands-on experience in Java technologies; specifically with expertise in Hibernate and Spring

   » Experience with J2EE, Java WebDynpro and SAP Enterprise Portal 7.0+

   » Experience with NetWeaver development infrastructure, NWDI and NWDS

    » Knowledge of portal iView, group and roles configuration, LDAP, WebPage Composer

   » Experience in and knowledge of Git, BitBucket, Jira.

   » Proficient understanding of SAP SD, MM, HR, PP, PM, PS and FICO modules.

   » Understanding of SAP Security, Roles and Profiles.

   » Familiar with threading and concurrency

   » Understanding of distributed software systems

   » Worked in an agile environment where unit testing and code quality are highly valued

   » Knowledge of ABAP programming language desired.

   » Cooperatively work with Architecture, Project team and key business stakeholders to adapt to the changing

      strategies, funding decisions, risks, and organizational direction.  Ability to determine when and how to modify a

      selected approach and assess impacts of change on design.

   » Able to evaluate project complexity, constraints, risks and dependencies and effectively relay suitable information

      to key stakeholders.

   » Understanding of IT service delivery and IT Service Management concepts and procedures.


» Operating system experience:

   » Windows 7+, Windows Server 2008+, Mac (for deploying iOS apps using xcode)

   » DOS Environment (i.e. command line utilities, batch scripts) is an asset.


 Other Related practices Required or Preferred:
   » availability to provide 7 x 24 support required
   » availability and capability to travel up to 10% of the time
   » Excellent Microsoft Office/Project skills desired
   » ITIL Service Management certification desired



Why work for us?


Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more!  More information can be found at

We thank you for your interest.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  LafargeHolcim is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilitie


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