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Date: Dec 6, 2018

City: Palo Alto, CA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 202258
Work Area: Corporate Operations
Expected Travel: 0 - 50%
Career Status: Executive
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.


Highly technical, influential individual to help fuel our continued growth in the Cloud Business Group. The Cloud Business Group (CBG) is composed of business cloud applications SAP Concur, SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, SAP Customer Experience, and SAP SuccessFactors. This key executive will spearhead the company’s long-term technology vision, be responsible for SAP’s cloud platform and advanced technology incubations, and drive key cloud technology topics such as multi-tenancy, scalability, security, user interface, and open ecosystem across all of the company’s solutions. The successful candidate will possess an outstanding track record of success in building, deploying and managing cloud services at scale. He/she will have familiarity with the unique issues related to building cloud infrastructure and services in support of the great consumer experiences from multi-platform user interfaces to scalable cloud services.


  • Drive key innovations – differentiating us from competition
  • Establish architecture for end-to-end systems, implementation and client-side integrations
  • Identify and implement best practices and coding standards
  • Assess, review and ensure excellent design, usability and code quality
  • Understand client system architectures and design solutions to integrate products within their enterprise
  • Up to date with latest technology frameworks and know how to utilize them in product development
  • Work with the Sales, Marketing and Executive team to help shape the Cloud Business Group Engineering direction


  • Collaborate with engineering and product teams to ensure high degree of alignment, ruthless prioritization, timely releases of products and services in support of critical company initiatives, and making sure team is focused on “innovation that matters”
  • Work as an effective executive across the organization
  • Ensure scalable development, testing, and deployment process to maintain and improve Cloud Services reliability, scalability, cost and performance


  • Technical Competence: The successful candidate will be well versed in Cloud architecture and technology, proven record of building scalable services using public cloud infrastructure as well as mobile and web development
  • Results Orientation: This will be demonstrated by the success achieved in leading and managing an engineering team to release consumer products to millions of users. He/she will have clearly proven the ability to build and ship high-quality products/platforms within a fast-paced, hyper-growth environment and under the normal financial and organizational constraints of a fast growth technology company.
  • Collaboration and Influencing: Given that this role is a critical engineering leadership role, the successful candidate will have demonstrated a remarkable ability to influence leaders in product management, marketing, sales and strategy in order to ensure alignment on the priorities of the engineering team and to facilitate a proactive dialogue with the company’s leadership team on the possibilities and constraints of the business.
  • Strategic Orientation: The successful candidate will have demonstrated, in recent senior roles, strong facility with following and synthesizing strategic trends in their industry, and altering course as required to ensure that engineering enables the company to capitalize on those trends.


  • Executive presence and gravitas with demonstrated ability to influence product direction and vision in matrixed environments.
  • Proven experience of close partnership with International GTM teams
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with top executives internally, client companies, competitors, and key industry thought leader


  • Demonstrated ability of a Services Mindset and Operational discipline helping organizations work at scale
  • Experience understanding of E2E business / solution from implementation to partners to support


  • A Connected Leader
  • Execute with speed and agility
  • Challenge conventional wisdom
  • Global Leader
  • Able to articulate a compelling and clear vision
  • Customer centric
  • Visionary
  • Inspirational Leader
  • Service Mindset
  • Innovation and Quality
  • Political Savvy
  • Change agent

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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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:
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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