E T Consultant (Location: Washington, DC,United States)

    The World Bank

    Job #: req5636
    Organization: World Bank
    Sector: Information Technology
    Grade: EC2
    Term Duration: 1 year 0 months
    Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
    Location: Washington, DC,United States
    Required Language(s): English
    Preferred Language(s):

    Closing Date: 1/31/2020 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


    About the World Bank Group:

    Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 189-member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.

    The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions and thirteen Global Practices to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.

    Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 130 client countries. ITS services range from: establishing the infrastructure to reach and connect staff and development stakeholders; providing the devices and agile technology and information applications to facilitate the science of delivery through decentralized services; creating and maintaining tools to integrate information across the World Bank Group, the clients we serve and the countries where we operate; and delivering the computing power staff need to analyze development challenges and identify solutions. The ITS business model combines dedicated business solutions centers that provide services tailored to specific World Bank Group business needs and shared services that provide infrastructure, applications and platforms for the entire Group. ITS is one of three VPUs that have been brought together as the World Bank Group Integrated Services (WBGIS), to provide enhanced corporate core services and enable the institution to operate as one strategic and coordinated entity.

    ITS Financial Engineering (ITSFE) unit, provides systems and systems and technology support to mission critical and core financial applications of the WBG, such as SAP, which enables a unified client experience in the areas of Budget Planning & Financial Reporting, while standardizing and streamlining core business functions.


    The Information and Technology Financial Engineering (ITSFE) is looking for an ETC (EC2 Level) to strengthen and support the SAP system. The selected candidate will support and maintain the SAP system with specialization in Interfacing and Workflow applications. The position is based in Washington, DC.

    The Extended Term Consultant will:

    Act as the Solution Architect, ensuring quick turnaround in identifying application issues and providing timely solutions.
    Develop detailed plans and accurate estimates for completion of build, system testing and implementation phases of project.
    Transform business function requirements into technical program specs to code, test and debug programs.
    Develop, code, document and execute unit tests, systems, integration and acceptance tests and testing tools for functions of high complexity.
    Perform performance tuning to improve performance over multiple functions
    Engage other technical team members in the design, delivery, and deployment of solutions.
    Ensure integration system activities including monitoring the technical architecture (particularly scalability, availability and archiving) meet all SLA’s.
    Manage operational support, performing work during change windows as well as providing on call support as required by the team.
    Undertake performance tuning activities for SAP integration activities.
    Mentor and coach junior developer resources.
    Provide consulting services on new and existing initiatives

    Selection Criteria

    Master’s degree with minimum of 5 years relevant experience or Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 10 years relevant experience.

    Experience with SAP NetWeaver’s Exchange Infrastructure/Process Integration (XI/PI), Workflow and ABAP.
    Expertise in integration of SAP Fieldglass system with SAP. Experience in Fieldglass connectors – Work Order, Invoices and Master Data upload.
    In-depth knowledge of WBG SAP Finance Messaging and Workflow Applications.
    Knowledge of SAP Licensing configuration.
    Technical, functional and architectural expertise in integrating SAP products with 3rd party applications (Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)) using different technologies – ALE-IDocs, BAPIs, XML, HTTP, JDBC, File, SOAP, JMS using SAP XI.
    Experience in integration of SAP and non-SAP systems in A2A and B2B scenarios using XI/PI, EP, Web dynpro technology and ABAP, using both synchronous and asynchronous communication (end to end) interfaces
    Expertise in complete end to end interface scoping, documentation, development, design, implementation and support. Configuration and customization of PI-Basis functions like setting up of RFC Destinations, Port and Partner Profiles in both ECC and XI.
    Good understanding of XI-SOAP message format, XI-Pipeline Services and experience in XML development, ccBPM, ABAP, Java (OOPS programming) and XSLT mapping and SOAP over HTTP protocols.
    Experience with SAP MM (PO, Inbound Delivery, PR, Service Entry Sheet) and FI-CO (Inbound, Outbound payments, General ledger postings) modules.
    Expertise in creating System Landscape (Technical System and Business systems), Enterprise Service Repository (Message mappings, Interface Mapping), Integration Directory (Routing Channels, Receiver/Interface determination).
    Configuration of Adapters (IDOC, JDBC, File, SOAP, SEEBURGER, iWay and HTTP Adapter). Working knowledge of EDI. Experience with SAP Advanced Adapter Engine
    Extensive experience in SAP Workflow Development involving complex designs using deadline monitoring – auto escalations, repetitive reminders, Dynamic Work item creation, change pointer technique, attaching work items to emails, workflow administration, troubleshooting, workflow configuration and performance optimization.
    Experience in Mobile Integration of SAP approvals.
    Strong interpersonal skills, cross-cultural and team player skills, plus ability to work effectively in a small team under tight deadlines;
    Demonstrated capacity to prioritize decisions for operational results;
    Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to advocate positions and defend orally and in writing difficult issues and positions;
    SAP certification (XI, ABAP).
    Knowledge of World Bank processes, systems and data is a significant plus.

    Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.

    Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.