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Software Developer III


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Business Applications & ERP Support (10000985)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Definition of Class

The University of Mississippi has used SAP as their ERP partner for the past twenty years. This position will provide technical development and support for the following areas: SAP Financials, SAP Human Resources/Payroll, SAP Plant Maintenance, SAP Procurement, SAP Grants Management, SAP Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable (student accounting). In 2018, UM added SAP SuccessFactors to its ERP portfolio by implementing the recruiting, onboarding and performance/goals modules of SAP SuccessFactors.

Below is a sample of the development and configuration tools that will be used by this position. Individuals with experience in these areas are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Java (or similar OO language)
  • JavaScript
  • Web services/SOAP messaging/OData
  • The SAP ABAP programming language
  • The SAP Implementation Guide (IMG)
  • SAP Netweaver Gateway
  • SAP Process Integration (PI)
  • The SAP Fiori UX
  • GitHub
Examples of Work Performed
  • Follows business requirements to design, implement and maintain software using appropriate data structures and well-designed code that exhibits mature programming and software design skills.
  • Develops project plans that includes detailed tasks and estimated timeline required to complete each task and the overall project.
  • Performs unit-level testing of new software and oversees user acceptance testing of new software developed in house or delivered via enhancements from the ERP Vendor.
  • Improves and optimizes software that is in the production system by monitoring software in the production system for issues, running performance analyses to determine bottlenecks, and restructuring code to make performance improvements.
  • Troubleshoots software errors by monitoring the production system for software errors, using debugging tools to locate the code causing the errors, implementing appropriate fixes and testing the software for correctness.   
  • Develops interfaces to integrate software systems.  Selects most appropriate API for developing software interfaces, ensures the security of data that is parked or in transit and implements the interface to integrate systems.
  • Stays informed on changes in technology, extending skillsets when necessary to perform responsibilities.
  • Serves as a team lead for software development projects by developing detailed project plans including timelines, recommending the appropriate technology options and software development platforms, interfacing with the functional owner to ensure that the new software meets the identified business need and evaluates the overall effectiveness of the software solutions.
  • Provides technical leadership to the software development team.  Schedules code reviews of programs written by junior level developers, learns new technical topics and teaches other team members, and constantly stays abreast of new/emerging software development tools and methodologies.
  • Develops and implements strategies to support workflow and information access within the business.  Relates software to business processes to achieve appropriate/optimal solutions, designs reports and data flows that are high performing with content, usability and security, and evaluates different software approaches such as on-premise, cloud, vended, or home-grown.
  • Follows through with the ERP vendor to report and resolve software bugs. Identifies and suggests ideas for improvement to the vendor via appropriate channels.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
Essential Functions

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Serves as a lead for designated software projects.  
  2. Provides technical leadership to software development team.
  3. Develops and implements strategies to support workflow and information access.
  4. Enhances skillsets as necessary to perform responsibilities.
Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Computer Science or a related field.




Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.


Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information
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EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.
Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi