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Ariba Upstream Technical Lead/Developer

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Date: May 3, 2019

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 37217 


At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company’s growth, market presence and our ability to help our clients stay a step ahead of the competition. By hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for NTT DATA Services and for the people who work here.


NTT DATA Services currently seeks a Ariba Upstream Technical Lead/Developer to join our team in Charlotte, North Carolina (US-NC), United States (US).



6th Largest Global IT Services Firm is seeking an Ariba Technical Lead/Developer to join our Enterprise Services Team


The Company

NTT DATA Corporation is the 6th largest global IT services company and part of the NTT Group, a Fortune 29 telecommunications and IT services company based in Japan.   We operate with more than 100,000 professionals in 36 countries.  Every day around the world we help clients explore new ways to respond to market dynamics with flexibility and speed, reduce costs with less risk, and increase productivity to enable growth.  A group within NTT DATA currently seeks an Ariba Technical Lead/Developer to join our team in Charlotte, NC.


NTT Data Services is Hiring!


Duties and Responsibilities for this position include (what this person will do on a daily/weekly basis):

  • Development, coding, customization and configuration of Ariba Sourcing Contracts, Supplier Information & Performance Management application using AML, Java etc.
  • Builds and customizes integration interfaces using various mechanisms like Ariba ITK, Web Services, etc. 
  • Customizations using Java, JavaScript, AML, AWL, HTML etc.
  • Configures upstream templates for Sourcing, RFI/RFX/Auction, Contracts etc.
  • Configures and customizes approval rules using JavaScript, rul files, CSV files, etc.
  • 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
  • Good functional knowledge of Ariba 9r1 (Upstream /Downstream) is required
  • Integrates SAP and related non-SAP applications into the existing infrastructure, including processing hardware, storage and network


Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to customize, configure Ariba On-Premise upstream solutions using configuration of templates, approval rules, Reports etc.
  • 3-5 years of experience in Java, JavaScript AML, AWL, HTML, AQL, SQL, Unix scripting, Oracle PL/SQL, and WebLogic
  • 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
  • Strong experience (5 years) 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 Ariba.
  • Strong expertise in Ariba customization, configurations, data loads, testing, product support, technical architecture design, and security
  • Good functional knowledge of Ariba 9r1 (Upstream /Downstream) is required
  • Knowledge of various software development lifecycles and industry best practices


Required Skills:

  • 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.

Desired qualifications for this role include:

  • Experience in applying Ariba Service Packs/Hot Fixes etc.
  • Good understanding of Middleware and ETL concepts. 
  • Experience in A2A, B2B and EAI Integrations.
  • 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 perform an assessment of the organizational needs of a new client
  • Proven ability to build trusted relationships with prospect/client Subject Matter Experts 
  • Ability to deliver projects successfully under fixed time constraints


Degree: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience


Travel: no travel required for position.  On-site position only.  No remote work accepted. Candidates must be local to Charlotte, NC preferably. Candidates in the NYC, NY metro area or Dallas, TX can also be considered


This position is only available to those interested in direct staff employment opportunities with NTT DATA, Inc. or its subsidiaries.  Please note, 1099 or corp-2-corp contractors or the equivalent will NOT be considered. We offer a full comprehensive benefits package that starts from your first day of employment.                                                                                


About NTT DATA Services


NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services.


NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit to learn more.


NTT DATA, Inc. (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law.  To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.




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