Ariba Upstream Technical Lead/Developer | Charlotte, NC

Ariba Upstream Technical Lead/Developer

Location Charlotte, NC
Function Software Development
Type Contract
Status Closed - Not Filled
Travel Requirements No Travel

Job Description

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • 3-5+ years of experience supporting global (on-shore/off-shore/near-shore), enterprise-wide delivery engagements with one or more of the following Ariba upstream modules Sourcing, Contracts, Supplier Information & Performance Management with backend ERP integration etc.¬†
  • Strong experience in onsite projects in Ariba on-premise with hands-on technical development and in-depth experience with SAP ECC and Ariba technical operations management.
  • Must have experience with support of Ariba 9r1 Administration and implementing enhancement pack upgrades and integrating SAP applications with the Active Directory and Integration with SAP Ariba.
  • Strong expertise in Ariba customization, configurations, data loads, testing, product support, technical architecture design, and security.
  • Technical Landscape design and documentation and Technical platform for tools used to test SAP applications.
  • Plan, develop, test, rollout, and support enhancements to SAP ERP and Ariba solution including interfaces to external systems.
  • Ability to customize, configure Ariba On-Premise upstream solutions using configuration of templates, approval rules, Reports etc.
  • Hands-on experience in Java, Javascript AML, AWL, HTML, AQL, SQL, Unix scripting, Oracle PL/SQL and Weblogic.
  • Experience in applying Ariba Service Packs/Hot Fixes etc.,
  • Good functional knowledge of Ariba 9r1 (Upstream /Downstream) is required.
  • Good understanding of Middleware and ETL concepts. Experience in A2A, B2B and EAI Integrations.
  • Integration of SAP and related non-SAP applications into the existing infrastructure, including processing hardware, storage and network
  • Thorough knowledge of various types of software development lifecycles and industry best practices

Other preferred characteristics include:

  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Client facing presence and experience interacting with multiple levels within an organization, including executive leadership
  • Possess the skills necessary to enter into a new client and perform an assessment of the organizational needs
  • Proven ability to build trusted relationships with prospect/client Subject Matter Experts¬†
  • Ability to deliver projects successfully under fixed time constraints


  • Solid understanding of at least one programming language.
  • Solid knowledge of coding, testing, and debugging simple applications.
  • Solid knowledge of application configuration, maintenance and support.
  • Solid knowledge of client / server networks.
  • Strong ability to effectively troubleshoot program errors.
  • Knows and consistently applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of applications programming.

Job Level Specific Duties

  • Design, develop, customize and implement Ariba Sourcing solution
  • Development, coding, customization and configuration of Ariba Sourcing application using AML, Java etc.,
  • Build/customize integration interfaces using various mechanisms like Ariba ITK, Web Services, etc.
  • Customizations using Java, Javascript, AML, AWL, HTML etc.,
  • Configuring upstream templates for Sourcing, RFI/RFX/Auction, Contracts etc.,
  • Configure/customize approval rules using javascript, rul files, CSV files etc

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