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Date: May 26, 2019

City: Newport Beach, CA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 212949
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
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.


Our team wants to change the way enterprise software is built. The Software Engineer Development Architect will be driving special pilot and incubation projects with a focus on validating new enterprise product, technology, and architecture approaches and the goal to actively help shaping SAP’s future Cloud ERP architecture.

As a Development Architect, you will work on a specific project critical to SAP S/4's needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.

Overall duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsibility for the aligned and consistent architecture of the product.
  • Contributes to the aligned and consistent architecture strategy and/or target architecture of the product line and platform.
  • Evaluates architecture risks and estimates effort for business case or backlog item, prepares management decisions on these topics.
  • Translates business and product requirements into technical requirements, models, and software architecture.
  • Collects and documents requirements and constraints with high impact on the architecture as basis for architectural decisions.
  • Is responsible for defining the product’s architecture together with implementation team(s), drives alignment of architecture concepts and ensures documentation in architecture concept document(s).
  • Identifies opportunities for reuse of architecture concepts or software parts and cross-team synergies.
  • Aligns architecture with stakeholders regarding architecture or technical dependencies.
  • Supports and advises product owner by ensuring technical and architectural feasibility, readiness, and compliance.
  • Is responsible for setting up collaboration with the developers/architects of the product team/implementation team(s) and contributes to all tasks of implementation team/product team.
  • Coaches and advises implementation team(s) on all aspects which have impact on the architecture, reviews design documents of implementation teams regarding compliance with architecture, coding, and relevant product line guideline.
  • Monitors implementation of the architecture concepts together with implementation team.
  • Implements software parts, typically related to infrastructure or architecture.
  • Join user interviews to see how our app is used and experienced by our customers.
  • Can lead proof-of-concept and prototyping efforts.
  • Implement features and user interfaces for the web on all screen sizes.
  • Write efficient and reusable front-end modules that drive complex web applications.
  • Take ownership over performance, scalability, and accessibility issues.
  • Stay up to date on best practices and cutting-edge technology developments.
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software with a focus on full-stack or front-end technologies.
  • Propose and compare design and technology options with technical leads.
  • Can lead proof-of-concept and prototyping efforts.
  • Work closely with Design & Product Management
  • Gather requirements from customers in close collaboration with customers’ business and IT departments
  • Build a highly scalable and reliable, state-of-the-art web application to handle critical functions for hundreds of thousands of employees
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables.
  • Join user interviews to see how our app is used and experienced by our customers.


  • BS degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Demonstrated professional experience with at least one major cloud platform provider.
  • Experience with DevOps practices and tools.
  • Experience in cloud software development using agile and CI/CD.
  • Exceptional knowledge of modern front-end technology stacks, including HTML, CSS, REST/JSON, JavaScript, TypeScript and client side, component-oriented frameworks and libraries.
  • Experience with JAM stack: a modern web development architecture based on client-side JavaScript (React.js / Vue.js), reusable APIs (e.g. Twilio, Stripe), and prebuilt Markup (e.g. Gatsby.js, Webpack).
  • Demonstrated fluency in multiple programming languages (e.g., Java, Javascript, Scala, Python).
  • Experience developing in an agile team using Git, GitHub or GitLab.
  • Familiarity with containerized applications and container orchestration.
  • Experience building web APIs and API-first design principles. E.g. Swagger, GraphQL, and REST API.
  • Experience with development and deployment of microservice-based architectures and serverless architectures.
  • Experience supporting development and operations of cloud-native architectures.
  • 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
  • Experience with backend frameworks, such as Node.js and Loopback, is a plus
  • Experience with of enterprise PII controls, GDPR, other global data privacy regulations.


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