Software-Development Operations

Principal Software Engineer - SAP Innovation Center

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Purpose and Objective: 

SAP Labs, LLC. seeks a Principal Engineer for the Innovation Center at our Palo Alto / Newport Beach CA location responsible for the development, focusing on design, coding, testing, and quality assurance of complex software and technology innovation in a development team.

Expectations and Tasks:

  • Act as a technical lead developer (full stack) for innovative applications and prototypes in an agile team setup.
  • Lead customer co-innovation projects.
  • Mentor and coach junior developers. Self-starter with a growth mindset.
  • Passion for innovation with emerging technologies.
  • Build prototypes moving them to early-stage product phases based on cutting-edge technologies and topics in areas such as AR/VR, Metaverse, Blockchain, Self-sovereign Identity, Data Security & Privacy, and ML/AI.
  • Explore and experiment with a large variety of innovative solutions and technologies to assess their desirability, feasibility and viability in a business context.
  • Work on complex systems and integrate with SAP solutions.
  • Show initiative and drive topics to resolution in a high level of quality, speed, reliability, and efficiency.
  • Resolve complex issues within the area of expertise, as well as support others in resolving issues.
  • Define deliverables and provide advice and recommendations on solutions that may affect future design decisions.
  • Shows technical, business and/or methodological leadership.
  • Constantly improve work methods and engineering skills in the team and beyond to establish state-of-the-art agile software engineering practices.
  • Enhance skills beyond own core functional focus and work on other tasks for the benefit of the team.
  • Easily move into new topics. Fast learner
  • Analyze industry trends.
  • Act as a SCRUM Master and be responsible for ensuring that Scrum is understood and put into practice properly.

Education and Qualifications/Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or related field of study and 7 years of experience, or Master's degree and 5 years of experience required.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written in English (fully proficient).
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent coding proficiency in Python, Java or JavaScript.

Work Experience:

Experience must involve 5 years in the following:

Cloud-native architecture and development. Experience as technical lead on projects. Experience in enterprise applications or B2B solution development. In-depth knowledge of emerging technologies and industry trends, e.g. in areas of Machine Learning, Blockchain, Cloud Architecture, AR/VR, or Data Security & Privacy. Service-Oriented-Architecture and Microservices technologies, Web Services, APIs, API testing; Database technologies, including relational databases and NoSQL DBs; Web application development (frontend and backend). Familiar with a frontend frameworks such as React. Work in an agile team setup using Continuous Delivery Pipeline technologies like GitHub/GitLab, Docker, Jenkins. Experience must also include: Object-oriented programming concepts and JavaScript, Python or Java programming expertise.

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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

Requisition ID:  296152
Posted Date:  Jun 14, 2022
Work Area:  Software-Development Operations
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Newport Beach, CA, US, 92660

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