Research and Development Engineer (SAP Technical Lead)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 03 – N – Exempt
  • 04 – O – Exempt
  • 05 – P – Exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Applied Enterprise Systems
Full/Part Time:


The Applied Enterprise Systems Department of The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is seeking a highly knowledgeable professional in SAP systems landscape management. Responsibilities include: Installation, upgrade, and maintenance of SAP ECC, BW, SCM, BOBJ, Portal, PO/PI, S/4HANA, and Solutions Manager 7.2; installation and configuration of heterogeneous and homogeneous system copies of enterprise systems and installation into a sandbox environment; support enterprise ARIS modeling initiatives for the Army and Navy; support research of SAP PLM for defense applications; and develop system migration strategies for Department OD enterprise systems as part of ongoing research tasking. The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce. This job will be filled as a level 3, level 4, or level 5, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Master's degree preferred) or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Master’s degree or PhD in an Engineering or Science discipline is preferred. Preferred experience areas include: Experience in defense industry SAP installation and maintenance. Experience requirements include: Installation, configuration, and sustainment of SAP systems: ECC, BW, SCM, BOBJ, Portal, PO/PI, HANA, Solution Manager v7.2; management of SAP system compliance with DoD STIGs; and database administration for SAP and Oracle E-Business Suites. The successful candidate will be able to engage with DoD enterprise system technical community by using excellent presentation and communication skills. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088