Los Angeles Community College District

SAP Netweaver Portal Developer (#5429)

$52.60-$65.16 hourly / $9,116.42-$11,293.65 monthly / $109,397.04-$135,523.80 annual


Develops, tests, integrates, and debugs complex web applications for the District's SAP enterprise portal.

Typical Duties

Develops custom SAP Enterprise Portal applications using Java for WebDynpro and ABAP for WebDynpro programming languages.

Integrates and maintains custom applications in the SAP Enterprise Portal via the creation of Iviews, Adobe Interactive Forms, pages, worksets, and roles.

Performs quality review and evaluation of SAP Enterprise Portal applications design, development, and testing efforts to optimize performance.

Develops and/or modifies SAP Enterprise Portal themes, layouts, and desktops using the Theme Editor and NetWeaver Developer Studio.

Identifies portal security requirements including the creation of new roles and/or additions to existing roles.

Coordinates, tracks, and supports the deployment of SAP Enterprise Portal content packages to support SAP modules.

Identifies and debugs potential problems within SAP Enterprise Portal and recommends solutions and processes to improve the functionality of the portal.

Recommends short and long-term strategies for SAP Enterprise Portal content development in coordination with functional unit process owners and end-users.

Develops and recommends methodologies and technologies to provide end-users with an intuitive interface that is easy to use within the SAP Enterprise Portal.

Prepares comprehensive and thorough technical program documentation including but no limited to specifications, test conditions, test plans, and test data.

Provides training and technical support to end-users on SAP Enterprise Portal applications and other related areas.

Maintains effective and cooperative working relationships with process owners, technical and functional team members, and users.

Attends SAP systems related technical conferences and seminars as designated by supervisor and briefs project team members on new developments.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A SAP NetWeaver Portal Developer applies advanced knowledge in the development, testing, integration, and debugging of complex web applications for the District’s SAP enterprise portal. Expertise in Java for WebDynpro and ABAP for Web Dynpro programming is a critical component of the position.

An SAP ABAP Programmer performs complex ABAP programming, design, testing, and debugging functions related to the implementation and support of SAP modules. Proficiency in SAP ABAP programming is a critical component of the position.


General supervision is received from an SAP/ERP Manager. Functional supervision may be exercised over lower-level programming staff assigned on a project-by-project basis.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

SAP Netweaver Technology

SAP FIORI Technology

SAP Enterprise Portal including Manager Self Service, and Employee Self Service

SAP Portal architectures, functional components, interfaces, and processes

Principles of SAP Portal navigation and usability techniques

Java for WebDynpro, J2EE, and SAP ABAP for WebDynpro

Programming languages such as XML, SAP UI5, SOAP, and HTTP

SAP Portal tools such as SAP Netweaver Developer Studio,Visual Composer, and Theme Editor

Web Services Security methodologies including Single Sign On

SAP Portal performance issues, optimization as well as performance troubleshooting and tuning techniques

Information architecture, SAP Knowledge Management, and Metadata

SAP Business Warehouse and SAP modules such as HR (PY, OM, PA, TM), FI (FM, BCS), MM (PR, AP, IM), PM, and PS.

Methods of developing operational process specifications

Principles and techniques of complex systems analysis, design, and testing

Principles and procedures of program documentation

Principles of report, screen, and form design

New trends and methods of application development related to SAP Enterprise Portal

Principles of training

Ability to:

Develop, integrate, test, and maintain web applications for an SAP Enterprise Portal

Effectively utilize SAP Enterprise software components and tools in the performance of duties

Design and set up SAP Enterprise Portal security roles and use appropriate security concepts

Recognize the critical elements of complex application problems, develop and evaluate data, determine solutions, and make logical recommendations

Express difficult and complex concepts clearly and concisely both orally and in writing

Write clear and logical reports, program documentation, instructions, and training materials

Work effectively and independently on assigned projects

Consistently use and promote professional standards and practices related to assignments

Maintain a focus on details, quality, and precision in the performance of duties

Actively contribute to a culture of constructive collaboration and innovation with colleagues

Build rapport with clients and maintain a professional demeanor while handling complex user issues

Maintain high levels of customer service and satisfaction

Maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials

Present and lead discussions on SAP Enterprise Portal functionality as it relates to current operational needs

Work effectively and cooperatively with administrators and technical and functional team members, and users

Train system users effectively

Meet project schedules and deadlines

Learn and apply new concepts in information technology

Learn the characteristics of new systems and update skills to adapt to changing technology

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with a major in computer information systems, management information systems, computer science, computer engineering, or a related field.


Three years of recent, full-time, paid, professional-level experience in developing web applications for an SAP Enterprise Portal 6.0 or above system using Java for Webdynpro, SAP UI5, or ABAP for Webdynpro programming. Experience with a full life-cycle implementation of a SAP Enterprise Portal system is desirable.


A completed SAP certificate from a recognized institution in SAP Enterprise Portal is desirable.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 5429; EST: ; REV: 9/23/2020;