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Software-Development Operations

Principal Engineer

What we offer

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!




Purpose and Objectives 

The SAP Innovation Center Network (ICN) is SAP’s strategic innovation vehicle and combines software engineering excellence with thought leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. In close collaboration with internal SAP units and external partners in industry and research, we explore transformative technology innovation across various focus areas and pioneer game-changing solutions that provide foresights to navigate SAP to tomorrow and beyond. 

We are seeking a talented Principal Engineer/Development Expert to leverage the cutting-edge technology to future proof SAP.   

 Core Responsibilities 

  • Drive and carry out technology innovation to address business problems
  • Work with customers on proof-of-concepts and pilots
  • Architect and implement prototypes based on emerging technologies
  • Work closely with other team members to deliver prototypes
  • Integrate solutions into SAP enterprise software
  • Assessing, evaluating, and demonstrating the feasibility of identified technologies and research topics for their potential relevance to SAP businesses
  • Build perspective on emerging technologies in terms of the relevance and value to SAP
  • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, diagrams, and etc.
  • Regular project updates with management and stakeholders
  • Coach and mentor junior team members

 Qualifications and Skills 

  • Master’s in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field
  • 7+ years of development experience
  • Strong programming skills in either Python, Java, Scala, JavaScript or any other high-level programming language.
  • Strong communication skills that include the ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment working with multiple teams across various geographies
  • Preferred experience: familiarity with front-end frameworks (such as React, Svelte or Vue.js), micro service architecture, Kubernetes, cloud environments (AWS, GCP), SQL
  • Full stack developer is preferred
  • Capable to learn new technologies quickly, be aware of technology trends and be adaptive to new areas
  • Working experience with Machine Learning is preferred
  • Ability to work effectively with ambiguity on vaguely-defined topics/areas
  • Strong leadership skills, self-starter, curious, team player
  • Excellent relationship skills
  • Excellent demonstrable technical background in at least three of the following technical areas (refereed publications are a plus)
  • Cloud-native application development with exposure to architecture design
  • Data-science
  • Machine-learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • High-performance Computing
  • Computer Architecture
  • Domain Specific Machine Architectures
  • High-performance reconfigurable computing, FPGAs
  • Data-center Architecture and operation
  • Programming languages
  • Cryptography
  • Optimization




We are SAP

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.


Our inclusion promise

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.


SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team: Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com.


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

 Requisition ID:296152 | Work Area: Software-Development Operations | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: Virtual - USA

Principal Engineer

Facility:  296152
Posted Date:  Oct 23, 2021
Work Area:  Software-Development Operations
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Newport Beach, CA, US, 92660

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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