Closing date: 17/03/2017
Experience level: Advanced
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: IS
Location: Northampton
The firm

Shoosmiths - UK Law Firm of the Year Winner at the Legal Week British Legal Awards 2015.

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The role

Due to further developments and projects,  we are now seeking a hybrid SAP ABAP/PI Developer to take responsibility for the delivery of solutions using ABAP, PI and other associated technologies, working on the end-to-end software development lifecycle. 

The SAP ABAP/PI Developer will deliver solutions that are in-line with the firm's needs and overall strategy, thus you will have excellent stakeholder communication and management skills. 

You may have experience in the following: SAP PI, SAP Integration, SAP PO, ABAP, Web Services, Soap Adapters, JDBC, IDOCs, SAP PI Developer, SAP Netweaver Process Integration.

Main responsibilities
  • To work closely with the business analysts to analyse and understand the technical requirements and develop SAP in order to meet all requirements.
  • To define and agree deliverables and timelines to ensure they are fit for purpose in line with the full project plans.  
  • To work with the functional business analyst to produce estimates for the technical work required, these should be communicated effectively to ensure good expectation management.
  • To produce documentation, technical specifications, training and testing scripts, risk and issue logs and any other necessary project and support documentation.
  • To work with other IS teams to manage the requirements relating to interfaces with other systems
  • To ensure all project communications, both written and verbal, are managed and delivered in a timely manner.
  • To work with the functional analysts to manage any proposed changes or enhancements to agreed scope.
  • Work effectively with the whole project team to ensure a fully integrated system is delivered.
  • To, as required, manage suppliers and contractors to ensure targets and deliverables are met.
  • Minimise the firm’s exposure to risk.
  • To ensure projects meet quality standards.  
Skills and qualifications


  • Experience of designing and implementing high-quality SAP PI solutions (ideally v7.3+) across a range of business functions including Web Services, Soap Adapters, JDBC and IDOCs. 
  • Hands on experience across the ABAP technical arena.  
  • Development and support experience in an IT discipline
  • Strong communication skills as this role will require stakeholder management 


  • Experience of any other SAP modules (for example, FICO, SD etc) or Basis.
  • Experience in a law firm, professional services firm or other service sector industry (not essential)
Equal opportunities

Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.