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Date: May 13, 2019

City: Palo Alto, CA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 208391
Work Area: Customer Service and Support
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
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.

The Ariba (SAP) Cloud Platform provides a feature-rich, high performance, scalable, rock-solid (99.99% uptime) Distributed Computing Platform via Ariba Cloud to allow rapid innovation of applications thereby addressing our customers’ mission-critical business needs. We are looking for a very strong Senior Software Engineer for Ariba Search Platform (Project Arches).


Responsibilities and duties

  • Responsible for writing high quality software to improve the existing search engine. Adding new features in UI and Backend.
  • Responsible for automating unit tests, integration tests and functional tests.
  • Responsible for debugging complex system.
  • Responsible for doing code and design reviews
  • Responsible for helping application teams adopt the Search Platform
  • Responsible for defining and implement testing strategies
  • Responsible for implementing a robust search quality and performance monitoring and measurement architecture
  • Mentor junior engineers and quality engineers. Help ramp up new hires


Basic Minimum Qualifications

  • BS CS/EE or equivalent, MS a plus.
  • Must have 5+ years of experience in the computer software development industry
  • Strong affinity towards an agile work culture
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter. Ability to work independently and without supervision. Team player.
  • Very high proficiency in Java software development including object oriented design and distributed computing paradigms.



  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of Search Technologies (e.g. Indexing, Relevance Ranking, etc.) and distributed search engine deployments
  • Familiarity with Lucene, Solr, Solr Cloud, Lucene or similar software
  • Some experience with Machine Learning (supervised and unsupervised), Natural Language Processing (Bag of Words, POS Tagging, Segmentation, Word Sense Disambiguation, Sentiment Analysis etc.) and semantic technologies desired.
  • Experience in Hadoop/HDFS, Apache Spark, Storm, Kafka, MongoDB, Cassandra, Docker/Kubernetes a big plus


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.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable 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. ( or, APJ:, EMEA: Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
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Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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