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VP of Development Productivity

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VP of Development Productivity


The VP of Development Productivity will lead multiple engineering teams responsible for our engineering infrastructure including CI/CD, developer tools, build and test pipelines, their reliability, delivery pipelines, all product branches, and engineering environments. This role will be at the forefront of delivering SuccessFactors’s Big Bets to greatly increase developer productivity with modern technology platforms, build and test pipelines, and operational rigor that can easily scale efficiently. The ideal candidate’s experience encompasses technical architecture and/or software development, business strategy, and people management experience. This executive will have an ability to leverage prior success building, testing, and supporting products and platforms that run at scale. As a leader you will work closely with other technology leaders across different engineering organizations within SAP and this position is reporting to the VP of HXM Transformation Engineering at SuccessFactors.

As a leader you will be setting KPIs to define, measure and improve development, engineering productivity to communicate the progress to everyone in the organization. You will lead our journey of shift left strategy to bring ownership to all engineering teams within SuccessFactors and enable engineers in this journey through massive automation and self-services. You will set the vision for our transformation journey for DevOps and work with SRE engineers within Cloud Operations to improve reliability of our environments while improving productivity of all development teams.


 Key Qualifications: 

  • Computer Science degree with 15+ years of experience in enterprise software organizations demonstrating experience in defining, improving engineering productivity
  • Demonstrated ability to support delivery of high-quality SaaS products using internal development modernized pipelines that serve millions of users
  • 5+ years of software development experience delivering new products to either in private or public cloud
  • 5+ years of managerial experience driving large transformational projects to move engineering groups to DevOps culture using Agile principles
  • 5+ years of application engineering experience, data-driven approaches to improve productivity, reduce time to delivery and improve quality. 
  • Proven record of working on complex CI/CD, building modern parallelized pipelines, branching strategies, besides driving related technology vision and execution
  • Prior experience in migrating monolith pipelines to microservices and containers is required
  • Good understanding of open-source lifecycle, management, security concerns and life cycle management
  • Experience leading teams to build solutions on public cloud such as GCP, MS Azure, AWS
  • Experience with DevOps tools such as Jenkins, Gradle, GitLab, SonarQube, K8s in hybrid cloud environment is required
  • 5+ years of experience managing 50+ people teams in enterprise software in multiple geographic locations
  • Successful track record of building credible relationships through proven communication and persuasion skills. The leader will also drive/partner closely with multi-disciplinary teams across the organization to deliver business outcomes with effective and rapid decision.
  • Ability to work well through ambiguity, confidence in making tough calls and leading through adversity with a sharp focus on the eventual right outcomes
  • Speed as a Habit - can operate in a fast-moving environment, make quick decisions and execute fiercely to deliver outcomes
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline recommended 



We are SAP

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.


Our inclusion promise

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: Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com.


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:297508 | Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Executive | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

VP of Development Productivity

Facility:  297508
Posted Date:  Nov 26, 2021
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Executive
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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