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Senior Search Engineer

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Date: Dec 29, 2020

City: San Ramon, CA, US, 94304

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 268138
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.


Please note: this role can be based from the Palo Alot or San Ramon office, once offices re-open.


About SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors is a world-leading provider of cloud human experience management (HXM) – the new people-focused market category for Human Resource technology. Our HXM suite lets more than 7,000 global customers provide their employees with experiences that recognize their individual value and consistently motivate them to achieve peak performance levels – values we also live by. Working on the SAP SuccessFactors team means making an impact to over 160m global users with a market leading cloud solution.



The Platform Team within SAP SuccessFactors is looking for a data engineer/ machine learning engineer to help build a state-of-the-art Search Platform for SAP SuccessFactors business SaaS applications.


The Role

You are a curious and experienced Search Engineer interested in building data driven enterprise solutions with knowledge of search algorithms and machine learning in commercial & enterprise environments and build scalable platform to handle large data sets. You are a quick learner and comfortable working cross-functionally with product managers, engineers, and business users to understand business problems and collaborate with the team on a viable solution. You take ownership of a project and plan to deliver a solution in a timely manner.


Education & Qualification Requirements

  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or related field
  • 5-7+ years of working hands-on experience on applied search technologies
  • Proficient knowledge of various Search Technologies (e.g., Lucene) used in building large-scale search infrastructure and key informational retrieval algorithms
  • Create qualitative data and measurements to determine the relevance of the results
  • Serve as an expert on search across heaps of (un)structured data
  • Determine the relevance, quality and provide recommendations of optimizing search results
  • Work independently and on a team, depending on the project, to enhance search engine results
  • Multitask on multiple evaluation projects
  • Solid Programming skills in JAVA or C++
  • Familiarity with other modern programming languages, such as python, Golang, rust
  • Familiarity with developing and integrating with Microservices
  • Proficiency in devising scalable, performance search algorithms.
  • Build scalable, distributed search backend services and product integration


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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.
Additional Locations:

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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