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SAP Ariba - Senior Engineer Job

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Date: May 31, 2019

City: Palo Alto, CA, US, 94304

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 214505
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
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.


Ariba, an SAP Company makes business commerce as easy as consumer commerce.

We help our customers find opportunities to cut costs, reduce risk, and grow revenue through better collaboration with trading partners.  We enable collaboration through the Ariba Network – a cloud-based community where you will find buying, selling, and managing cash to be as easy as using Amazon, eBay, and PayPal. We also host other online communities where business commerce professionals network and share information and best practices, just like friends on Facebook. Ariba is a rapidly growing cloud company and a leader in the procurement space bringing millions of buyers and suppliers together.


Senior Engineer

The SAP Ariba Catalog Content Engineering team is looking for a talented, passionate, hands-on Senior Engineer with proven architecture, design and distributed system implementation skills. As a Senior Software Engineer, you have the opportunity to accelerate the innovation and delivery of the Ariba Spot Buy and Catalog experience on Ariba Cloud the largest Business Network for collaborative commerce.

The Network handles tens of terabytes of structured data and much greater volume of unstructured data. You will work with designers, product managers, architects and extraordinarily talented engineers to build the next generation Ariba Catalog Content and migrate the existing applications and services (as needed) onto it. You will work on the entire stack – UI, middleware and backend - with Java, SAP Hana, Apache Kafka, Apache Storm, Spring, Solr/Lucene, and other cutting-edge technologies leveraging open standards.


What You Will Do

  • Utilize strong object-oriented design and development skills in addition to exceptional analytical skills in order to develop new Ariba products
  • Takes ownership of features from definition through delivery
  • Works closely with peers in a world-class product development organization to continually improve the quality and usability of components through an agile development process
  • Optimizes performance and tunes system behavior to make our largest customers successful
  • Utilize analysis & design skills and ability to understand the big picture and dive deep into required areas.
  • Set up collaboration with the developers/architects of the product team/implementation team(s) and contributes to all tasks of implementation team/product team


What We're Looking For

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related field
  • 6+ years of industry experience, preferably in a product company
  • Significant level of expertise with designing, developing and delivering highly scalable, low latency distributed application(s) and operationalizing them
  • Proficient with OO programming and Java/J2EE, as well as object-oriented analysis and design skills
  • Experience with Java based frameworks – Hibernate/Spring
  • Experience working in a Linux/Unix environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of data structure and algorithms
  • Strong knowledge of relational database, SQL
  • Quick learner with a passion for solving tough problems


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with technologies such as AngularJS, Javascript, JQuery, Maven, Tomcat, Maven, Jenkins will be very helpful
  • Successful track record in writing high quality code
  • Familiarity with writing test cases using JUnit, CasperJS/PhantomJS, Jasmine/Karma
  • Experience in large data processing such as Spark
  • Experience in Business Rules Engine
  • Familiarity with SAP S4/Hana is 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.

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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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