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Functional Programming Expert (Scala or ReasonML/OCaml) Job

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Date: Aug 14, 2019

City: Bangalore, KA, IN

Company: SAP



Requisition ID: 199908
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time

SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.

Purpose and Objectives

The SAP Central Engineering Organisation, within the Technology and Innovation Board Area  organisation unit, is a strategic development entity within SAP, combining software engineering excellence with thought leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. Across various focus clusters (Machine Learning, Blockchain, Future of Work, Conversational Applications) and by building on strong teams, we pioneer game-changing solutions in close collaboration with customers & partners in industry and research as well as with other SAP units.

You will be a member of the Cloud Programming (India) development team. The goal of this team is to build and deliver Masterdata as a Service on SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry for consumption by SAP Intelligent Enterprise Suite (S/4HANA Cloud, Ariba, SFSF, Concur). The team is distributed over Potsdam, and Bangalore. You will closely collaborate with the teams in Germany. We value an environment in which all team members are enabled to develop their skills further.



You will support us with the design and development of a Scala and cloud-based business application development and runtime platform. The goal of the platform is to make cloud-based business application development as simple as application developer friendly as possible.


Your tasks will include:

  • Design and development of libraries and tools for business application development
  • Design and development of tools for operating business applications
  • Explore, understand, and implement next generation technologies
  • Contribute to open source software (in particular within the Scala or ReasonML/OCaml ecosystem)


Mandatory Skills

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in computer science or related field from a top-tier university
  • Excellent programming skills and a solid foundation in computer science with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, databases, and software design
  • Solid understanding of imperative programming concepts and basic understanding functional programming concepts
  • Good knowledge in Java, Java Generics (or C++ Templates), (additionally) Scala, C++, or similar object-oriented programming languages
  • Excellent knowledge in JavaScript and libraries/runtimes such as NodeJS, Angular/ReactJS, ExpressJS
  • Excellent knowledge in JS ecosystem tools such as WebPack/ParcelJS, Rush, Grunt, Gulp
  • Excellent knowledge in CI/CD related tools like Jenkins, Groovy, Python/Shell scripting
  • Proficient knowledge in one of the PaaS such as SAP Cloud Platform Cf, AWS, or GCP.
  • Eagerness and positive attitude to work along all the areas in development, testing and operations.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Reliable and open-minded with strong team working skills, determined to reach a goal in time as well as the ability to work independently and to prioritize
  • Ability to get quickly up-to-speed in a complex, new environment
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English


Beneficial skills

  • Eagerness to switch to Functional Programming paradigm from Imperative Programming mode
  • Basic understanding of Functional Programming concepts (Recursion instead of iteration, Higher order functions, immutable vs mutable)
  • Basic understanding of Functional Reactive Programming (Signal Constants, Reassignable Vars, Events)
  • Good knowledge in Scala, ReasonML, OCaml, SML, or Haskell
  • Experiences with the design of distributed systems, e.g., using Kafka




  • 3 - 8 years of work experience in Imperative/functional programming.


Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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