Software-Design and Development

Principal Software Engineer

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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!


This is a Hybrid role based out of either Palo Alto or San Ramon, CA.


SAP Ariba helps our customers find opportunities to cut costs, reduce risk, and grow revenue through better collaboration with trading partners. Ariba is a rapidly growing cloud company and a leader in the procurement space bringing millions of buyers and suppliers together. As a Principal Software Engineer with SAP Ariba Platform team, you can accelerate the innovation and delivery of the next generation of Ariba cloud experience. Our solutions touch all the participants of the largest Business Network running over 1.7 trillion of collaborative commerce. Applications running on the Network provide critical business processes involving thousands of buying organization, millions of sellers across the globe, and millions of users globally.


Duties and Responsibilities:
As a Principal Software Engineer with SAP Ariba Platform team, you can accelerate the innovation, design, and delivery of the next generation of Ariba cloud experience. 

Ariba provides critical business processes involving thousands of buying organization, millions of sellers across the globe, and several millions of users.

  • Lead, design and implement innovations to the Ariba Platform.
  • Work on complex, large scale, distributed, and concurrent systems to build and maintain code.
  • Involved in architecting and developing a scalable and robust Platform capabilities. 
  • Work in and develop core components for the Ariba cloud that include persistence, meta- data model, object model framework, common data server, customization framework, UI frameworks.
  • Master the art of the framework design and modeling, understand the impact of object model design in a largescale multitenant on demand environment.
  • You will be member of the core Ariba cloud platform engineering team and will work on solving scalability and performance problems.
  • Ensure that code is tested, quality is ensured, and code meets specifications and standards.
  • Partner with team members to create and maintain interfaces and services that support existing applications.
  • Translate business requirements into technical architecture and functional specs.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in computer science or equivalent work experience
  • 12 + years’ developing production grade, scalable, multi-threaded web applications
  • 5+ years’ experience developing in Typescript (both front-end and back-end functionality)
  • Demonstrated hands on experience in ExpressJS, Angular, React 
  • Expertise developing low code/no code platforms 
  • Experienced with Webpack or similar tools 
  • Solid knowledge in V8 Engine, Garbage collection, JIT & AOT compilation, different kind of workers


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on knowledge of Java, Spring and Spring Boot Frameworks, Web-Assembly, JavaScript frameworks, CSS and HTML
  • Experienced in writing reusable code
  • Solid cloud-computing concepts
  • Good knowledge in Accessibility: WCAG 2.0 AA and AAA




We build breakthroughs together


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.

We win with inclusion

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:
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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.

Compensation Range Transparency: SAP believes the value of pay transparency contributes towards an honest and supportive culture and is a significant step toward demonstrating SAP’s commitment to pay equity. SAP provides the annualized compensation range inclusive of base salary and variable incentive target for the career level applicable to the posted role. The targeted combined range for this position is $177,900 - 392,100 USD. The actual amount to be offered to the successful candidate will be within that range, dependent upon the key aspects of each case which may include education, skills, experience, scope of the role, location, etc. as determined through the selection process. Any SAP variable incentive includes a targeted dollar amount and any actual payout amount is dependent on company and personal performance. Please reference this link for a summary of SAP benefits and eligibility requirements: SAP North America Benefits.


Requisition ID:  381015
Posted Date:  Nov 18, 2023
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Palo Alto, CA, US, 94304

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