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Senior IT Technical Leader, SAP Development

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Date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43522


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

The global Information Technology (IT) Function is leading efforts to align IT and Business Strategy, leverage IT investments, and optimize end to end business processes and associated information integration technologies.  Through these efforts, IT helps to improve the competitive position of Corning's businesses through IT enabled processes.  IT also delivers Information Technology applications, infrastructure, and project services in a cost efficient manner to Corning worldwide.

Scope of Position: Corning IT is seeking an exceptional professional with strong leadership skills to join our team as an SAP Development Leader for the IT Supply Chain execution team. The IT SC Execution team within Corning supports all applications that help run all business including Supply Chain and Finance systems and other applications that support these ERP echo systems in the business modules such as Manufacturing, Distribution, Sales, Accounting, Corporate Performance Management, Procurement and Human Resource Management. The SAP Development Lead will be responsible for the coding practices, development, and support of enterprise-class applications. Systems for development include SAP S/4 Private Instance, SAP S/4 Public instance, SAP ECC, APO, and GTS. The lead will be responsible for managing development across these multiple environments. Management includes managing development demand including break fix and projects as well as managing the resource pool (partner and contingent labor) to execute the given demand.


  • Identify and resolve complex technical issues within our customer service-level agreements.
  • Translate Business User functional requests requirements to build technical objects utilizing best practices.
  • Able to perform under pressure during times like a system down situation.
  • Ability to work across multiple teams to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Conduct working sessions with business users as required.
  • Understanding of SAP S/4 HANA/IBP/ECC/APO/GTS and table structures, data elements/fields, & table inter-dependencies.
  • Able to work with Basis team during troubleshooting providing guidance when required.
  • The ability to research and apply OSS notes as required to resolve issues.
  • Will need to become proficient in working within our ticketing system – ServiceNow.
  • Must be a self-starter with ability to manage work with minimal supervision.
  • Will work with operations team in support break/fix activities as well as some project work.
  • Will be in an on-call rotation supporting team / organization
  • Expected to meet SLA commitments defined by IT and agreed upon by the organization.
  • Needs to be a self-starter and able to work independently following Corning established coding guidelines.
  • Analyze software requirements to determine design feasibility.
  • Develop software systems, including programming, documentation and testing procedures.
  • Provide support and advice in all technical aspects during implementation.
  • Resource Management including Partners and Contingent labor
  • Demand Management
  • Development Quality Management

Requirements and Experience:

  • 10+ years SAP Development Experience including SAP ECC 6.0 and SAP S/4 Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other related technical field.
    • ABAP Development experience required
    • Fiori, Adobe Forms, and Workflow experience is strongly desired
  • SAP HANA Cloud development capabilities (side-by-side development)
  • Experience in S/4 HANA 1709 or higher
  • Experience with Eclipse / WebIDE
  • Code Analysis through Customer Code Cockpit
  • Code Performance Checking
  • Change Request Management (CSOL/Retrofit) and/or Focused Build including release management
  • Traditional ABAP coding and OO coding knowledge required.
  • Excellent knowledge of SapScript and Smartform programing is a must.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe forms is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and written skills to aid in RICEF creation and design document creation.
  • In-depth knowledge of SAP best practices regarding ABAP development.
  • Highly proficient in debugging complex programs.
  • ServiceNow experience is a plus.
  • Excellent written and communication skills is a must.


  • Ability to accommodate travel up to 25%
  • Some international travel required.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte