Software-Design and Development

Senior Engineer



Requisition ID: 284819
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.

Signavio is the leading cloud-based SaaS business transformation and process management company, founded 10 years ago, and based in Berlin. Our international expansion started in 2015 and now, we've opened offices in 10 locations worldwide.  Signavio was acquired by SAP, a market leader in enterprise application software.  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.  By joining this team, you will work in a startup environment as part of an empowered product team, shaping new products and technology, that also has access to the assets of a global company.

As Senior Beckend Engineer for our San Francisco-based Product Intelligence team, you will work closely with the product owner and designer to shape the design and implementation strategies. Your responsibilities cover the entire development process from refining user stories, participating in scrum ceremonies, mentoring folks on the team, and naturally, writing and deploying code. 

The backend services are written in Java, Kotlin, and Rust, but this role is to develop a new Python-based backend service.  While knowledge of the other languages will be helpful, the focus for this position is to build a REST/JSON-based Python Service, including API and database schema design.   

 In this role, you will join a cross-functional team that values trust, respect, and diversity.

We are looking for people who share our passion for creating products. To thrive in this role, you are someone who appreciates close collaboration, open communication, and feedback.


  • Participate in the entire cycle of product development, from first ideas and brainstorming sessions to continuously delivering improvements based on customer data
  • Enhancements of existing applications as well as the inception of new microservices
  • Collaborate with Principal Engineers and other Lead Engineers to define long-term technical strategies in accordance with business needs
  • You will mentor less-experienced peers and be mentored by more-experienced peers
  • Act as functional lead for members of the Process Intelligence team by providing technical feedback, guidance, and mentoring


  • Expert experience building secure web applications with Python and PostgreSQL
  • Experience with DevOps technologies such as AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, and Circle CI
  • General understanding of both SaaS & On-Premise enterprise systems
  • Testing, debugging, and analysis of log files
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience preferably in B2B software companies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or the equivalent through a combination of education and related work experience
  • Strong analytical thinker who is focused on problem solving
  • A team player who can work in an international team.
  • Demonstrable leadership experience within an engineering environment.
  • Experience of complex and data intensive applications (ideally within the BPM / Workflow domain)
  • Challenging existing and defining new architectural standards with senior stakeholders



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 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: or, APJ:, EMEA:

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

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Requisition ID:  284819
Posted Date:  Jun 9, 2022
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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