Become a SAP developer at GOpus
SAP is used by more than 400,000 companies as the central inventory management system, making it the most widely used enterprise software in the world. SAP consultants (SAP Consultants) and SAP developers (SAP Developers) are therefore in great demand on the job market. But what exactly are and do SAP developers? And what do you have to do to become a SAP developer?
We have summarized these and other questions for you.
What is a SAP developer?
SAP developers are responsible for developing, customizing and optimizing SAP software solutions. In their role as mediators between the IT world and the corporate cosmos, they help ensure that business processes can be designed and optimized more efficiently. Due to their expertise in the field of SAP software, they are of particular importance in the company. With their broad understanding of the processes and procedures within the company, SAP developers can help ensure that the software solutions are tailored to the specific requirements of the company and thus offer the best possible support.
What does a SAP developer do?
A SAP developer is responsible for the development, adaptation and optimization of SAP software solutions. This includes working on various modules and functions in the SAP system or the functional extensions of GOpus solutions.
Internally, SAP developers at GOpus GmbH are called ABAP experts because you are an expert in the ABAP programming language. You analyze tasks from development orders and program customer-specific modifications of the SAP systems, your own GOpus solutions or functional extensions for GOpus solutions. The development of optimizations for existing SAP modules and the integration of new applications into the customer system are also among your core tasks, as is the maintenance of the running system as well as error analysis and troubleshooting. You will mainly do your work in the office or in your home office and work in a team with colleagues from consulting, marketing and sales.
What makes SAP developers so popular?
In today's digital world, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to react quickly to changes in order to remain competitive. However, according to the “Future of Jobs” report by the Boston Consulting Group, Germany will lack over a million IT specialists by 2030 if digitization is to be successful. IT consultants and developers who support companies in adapting their business processes to the requirements of the new world of work are particularly sought after.
But why are SAP developers so urgently needed right now? On the one hand, more and more companies are relying on digital solutions from SAP in order to be able to keep up with the competition. On the other hand, support for the classic ERP system SAP ECC will expire in 2027 and almost 88 percent of the companies that work with SAP ERP are planning to switch to the new cloud-based release S/4HANA. There is currently a lack of specialists who can support companies in introducing the new software solution.
How do you become a SAP developer? Can you become a SAP developer without a degree?
At GOpus GmbH there is no prescribed career path, we are always looking for individual talents and qualifications.
If you want to build a solid basis for a SAP development position, a university degree in classic subjects such as business administration, (business) computer science, industrial engineering or logistics can be a sensible choice. However, applicants without a degree are also interesting for us, since universities rarely offer SAP-specific training and it is more important to have basic business knowledge and SAP skills and to prove them with recognized certificates.
There are many vacancies that can also be filled without an academic degree or professional experience, which is why at GOpus GmbH we increasingly rely on qualified lateral entrants and practical knowledge in IT professions.
In order to qualify you as an SAP developer, you can do a retraining or further education as an IT specialist, in which the focus is on professional practice. Through practical exercises, case studies and projects, you will acquire the skills you will need for your future work. You have the opportunity to choose which SAP modules or business areas you would like to deepen.
A SAP certification enables you to acquire required qualifications in a short time and to obtain internationally recognized proof of your SAP competence even without a degree or as a career changer or returnee. This qualifies you to work as a SAP developer.
What makes the job as a SAP developer at GOpus so attractive?
With us, all employees receive not only attractive remuneration but also great benefits such as profit sharing, support with gym costs and car and e-bike leasing.
Unlike many of our competitors, we do not expect our employees to travel regularly and take their family commitments and personal wishes into account. However, occasional (foreign) trips are possible if there is a willingness to do so.
To ensure that overtime does not simply expire, our employees have an hourly account in which the overtime worked is recorded. This overtime can either be paid in the next month or taken as time off in lieu, depending on the individual agreement. This ensures fair and appropriate compensation for the burden during stressful project phases.
With better work planning, our SAP developers can achieve a good work-life balance with us. GOpus GmbH is a family-run company with just over 20 employees and we want to grow - that's why we need you. Apply now and get an idea of our company for yourself.