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(Senior) Backend Engineer FlexPay - SAP.iO Venture Studio Job

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Date: Jun 8, 2019

City: Berlin, BE, DE

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 210146
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Location: Berlin / Potsdam
Expected Travel: 0 - 30%
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.

SAP’s Technology & Innovation organization is responsible for SAP’s overall platform and technology development such as SAP Cloud Platform and SAP HANA. As part of Technology & Innovation, the SAP.iO Venture Studio is transforming the way that SAP builds new businesses. We do this by building great products with an insanely great team. With more than €20 billion in annual sales, SAP manages an enormous diversity of businesses. However, moving the needle inside of

SAP’s dominant enterprise business requires adding more than incremental innovation – it requires the development of massively disruptive organizations.

SAP.iO’s Venture Studio is tasked to create those businesses, using SAP’s unique position and differentiated data sources to transform industries ranging from talent management to security. Our incubations must be big enough to move the needle at SAP, attack new market opportunities for the company, and be able to be tested through rapid iteration and constant customer feedback.
We identify promising talent and ideas, invest between $750K and $2.5M in seed stage capital, and scale the ventures over time.


FlexPay by SAP is one of SAP.iO’s latest incubations aiming to provide instant payment and other financial services to the millions of employees getting paid through SAP payroll. FlexPay taps into SAP’s unique data sources and integrates with SAP products to deliver amazing user experience both to employees getting paid and to employers offering flexible pay to their employees. As a consequence, employees experience greater financial peace of mind and independence, ultimately making them happier and more fulfilled in their lives and at work.
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As FlexPay’s first Backend Engineer, you’ll be joining a small, young and dynamic team that’s determined to make a dent in the enterprise space by redefining the payroll experience for employees and employers.
Your responsibility is laying the foundation for a scalable and reliable web application that will quickly need to serve hundreds of thousands of employees and large enterprise clients. This includes building a highly performant backend that can handle millions of requests, designing and implementing the algorithms for automated and data-driven decision making for payouts, and helping us build out the engineering team as we scale FlexPay over the course of the next few years.

Responsibilities include:

  • Build a highly scalable and reliable, state-of-the-art web application to handle critical payroll functions for hundreds of thousands of employees
  • Apply state-of-the-art quality assurance methods to ensure highest levels of quality
  • Constantly test, monitor, analyze and improve performance
  • Gain deep understanding of payroll-related business processes
  • Gather requirements from customers in close collaboration with customers’ business and IT departments
  • Hire and onboard top talent, and contribute to a healthy and flourishing engineering culture
  • Work closely with Design & Product Management

Required skills

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science with top grades; additional mathematics, machine learning or data science degrees are a plus
  • Exceptional knowledge of modern back-end technology stacks, tools and standards, including relational and non-relational databases (e.g., Postgres, MongoDB), webservers (e.g., Nginx), server-side frameworks (e.g., Node.js), restful APIs and OAuth
  • Fluency in multiple programming languages (e.g., Javascript, Scala, Python)
  • Strong experience developing in an agile team using Git, GitHub or GitLab
  • Familiarity with containerized applications and container orchestration

Preferred skills

  • Meaningful work experience with at least one major cloud platform provider
  • Strong sense for quality assurance and experience designing and implementing functional tests as part of the development process
  • Basic experience with DevOps practices and tools
  • Hands-on mentality and an unremitting focus on getting the right things done
  • Strong communicator and team player


  • 3-5 years of meaningful work experience as a back-end or full-stack engineer building highly scalable and reliable web applications with high standards for security leveraging state-of-the-art technology stacks and tooling


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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