Senior Software Engineer - Returnship Program (Palo Alto)

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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!



About the Program

SAP’s Returnship Program is a 20-week paid returnship targeting mid-career professionals who’ve taken a 2+ year career break for caregiving, relocation or military service. Since 2018, SAP has offered a structured returnship program because we appreciate the skills you offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make


What you’ll do

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will focus on design, coding, testing, quality of specific product features in a development team. Your typical day might include:

  • Develop code modules across all tiers including OO JavaScript/HTML5 based front-end, Java middle tier, and HANA back-end for web applications
  • Research, recommend and implement new technologies, tools, and frameworks that can help enhance product capabilities, improve product quality, and team productivity
  • Have can and will-do attributes technology stacks and deliver results
  • Automate testing for better-quality results
  • Follow standard application development standards and best practices as well as those tailored to our internal development environment
  • Willing to adapt to the changing work environment in a positive manager and to show flexibility with regards to the role and working pattern considering business needs
  • Get hands on experience with emerging trends and technologies in the field of cloud development, including open-source products and contribute to the on-going development of SuccessFactors suite of products
  • Trouble shoot issue within own area of expertise and supports others in resolving issues


What you’ll bring


Do you have the willingness to “go the extra mile” to ensure the highest quality of experience for our customers? Do you have a DevOps mindset with inherent sense of ownership through the development and deployment lifecycle Do you have passion for technology and software craftsmanship? Do you also bring:

  • Object-oriented programming, Database, and Java, Cloud development, Microservices, Continuous Delivery, Spring boot, Kubernetes
  • Minimum BS degree in computer science or related field
  • 6 years of overall software development experience, 4+ years in Java
  • 2+ years of hands-on architecture and development experience in Java EE Web Application Technologies including Spring, Hibernate and JDBC
  • Expertise in development tools such as Eclipse, Version Control, Defect management, and web/application server
  • Java coding skills and expertise in JDBC, Kafka and Web Services (REST, ODATA) with focus on performance and scalability
  • OOAD, algorithms, data structure, design patterns and RDBMS concepts
  • OS and runtime experience (Unix, windows, JVM, Web servers, Servlet Containers)
  • Basic UI Technologies such as JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Strong grasp on at least one relational database system such as SAP Hana, Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, or DB2
  • Experience with Spring Hibernate and PL/SQL and turning queries for best performance
  • Knowledge of lean development infrastructure process including Git, Jenkins, etc., and exposure to Continuous Delivery practices
  • Exposure to building large-scale application deployed on public cloud AWS, AZURE, GCP, etc


Meet your team


In our role as a Senior Software Engineer, you will be working with team thinkers, executioners, and many more to develop cutting-edge, state-of-the-art SaaS applications. You will be part of a global team, with peers in 12 different locations worldwide. You will be working on a flat hierarchy Agile SCRUM environment with development responsibilities that span across all layers of the application.







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:
For SAP employees: Only permanent roles are eligible for the SAP Employee Referral Program, according to the eligibility rules set in the SAP Referral Policy. Specific conditions may apply for roles in Vocational Training.

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.

Requisition ID: 349222  | Work Area: Administration  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Limited Full Time   | Additional Locations:  #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  349222
Posted Date:  Nov 24, 2022
Work Area:  Administration
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Limited Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Palo Alto, CA, US, 94304

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