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Software-Design and Development

Software Development Architect



Requisition ID: 280577
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



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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.


About the Role
SAP SuccessFactors is seeking a Software Development Architect to technically lead and grow our Quality Engineering team. You will instrumental in shaping the strategic technical direction for our cloud product testing besides being responsible for driving the technical direction of the quality engineering organization. This is a highly visible role and the right candidate will inspire and motivate our engineering teams to deliver world class solutions that thrills our customers and their employees.


Expectations and Tasks
The Software Development Architect in the Quality Engineering team will be responsible for designing and building scalable, modular, customer agnostic test libraries/infrastructure code for testing large scale SaaS solutions. The candidate must have a strong background in software design, algorithms and automation as part of development/quality engineering organization. 


Key responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional Engineering, Product Management and Quality engineering teams to architect, develop, manage automated software test libraries/code with consideration for stability, scale, performance, modularity, security, etc. 
  • Provide technical guidance, direction to global quality engineering teams on all software testing related design, development activities related to API, UI testing for highly configurable software systems with large data sets to target 100% end to end automated testing besides ensuring test coverage of complex features
  • Possess solid understanding of CI/CD and SDLC/TDLC concepts: code review best practices, code coverage analysis, continuous test, and delivery
  • Sound knowledge in Object Oriented Programming Principles, Design Patterns and Software Architecture preferably for Cloud Solutions
  • Basic working knowledge of Agile process, Test Driven Development, Any/All test automation related to – unit, functional, functional integration, end to end, stress, load, performance tests
  • Excellent software development troubleshooting and debugging skills



  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years as a Software Development/Test Architect with fluency in any of Java, C++, Go, Python and any related J2EE, Spring technologies
  • Basic client-side knowledge of Web - JS, HTML, CSS and/or Database technologies 
  • Delivered successful automation and test strategies from beginning to end for complex cloud/on-prem products
  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies with a good instinct for discovering defects in products
  • Focused, responsible individual who enjoys working on a team and thrives under pressure
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively across all geographies besides the ability to adapt the message to the technical level of the audience
  • Knowledge of AI/ML technologies to build/test software would be nice to have



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Software Development Architect

Facility:  280577
Posted Date:  Jun 6, 2021
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Palo Alto, CA, US, 94304

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

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