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Date: May 8, 2021

City: Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15212

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 283539
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



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The main purpose of our global team is the development of the SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain product (IBP). Our objective is to continue innovating in the Supply Chain space, so IBP maintains its market leadership as Best of Suite and the individual products that we develop as Best of Breed. In the Pittsburgh Supply Chain Management Team, we design and build solutions to address topics like Inventory Optimization (IBP for Inventory), Demand Sensing (IBP for Demand) and DDR (IBP for Demand Driven Replenishment).

As a Developer in the Supply Chain Algorithm Library team (SCAL), you will be working on a multidisciplinary SCRUM team interacting with other SCAL developers, with Operation Research Scientists and with other Application SCRUM teams on building the Supply Chain algorithms that are used in IBP. These algorithms are developed as extensions to SAP HANA database in the form of an Application Function Library (AFL).


To learn more about SAP IBP watch www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSz9LJ7oRiE



• Develop reliable and performant code in C++ for a critical Supply Chain algorithm library

• Work in the SCAL team with other developers following a SCRUM methodology and standard Software Development practices (BDD, TDD)

• Work with PO and SCRUM team on defining and estimating the backlog of the team

• Work with Operation Research Scientists on prototyping Supply Chain algorithms and later doing the Engineering to productize them

• Be able to read mathematical formulations provided by the Operation Research Scientists and convert that into a software design and working code

• Work with other members of the SCAL Scrum team on collaboratively doing high level designs

• Write technical design documentation to facilitate technical discussions and collaboratively designs sessions as well as to support ramp up of other teammates as well as future maintenance

• Provide and receive feedback from other members of the SCAL team during design reviews and code reviews

• Work with other SCRUM teams on the adoption of new Supply Chain Algorithms as well as changes to existing Algorithms on the application layer

• Focus on Quality of the numbers provided by the implemented Algorithms as well as the Quality and maintainability of the SCAL code

• Improve the mathematical Algorithms implementation so they are numerically stable, CPU and Memory efficient, performant and scalable, taking advantage of multiple CPUs and distributed computing

• Focus on automation of the development process including quality validation

• Show initiative on identifying improvement areas

• Drive topics to resolution in a high level of quality, speed, reliability, and efficiency

• Participate in the SCRUM process and provide feedback in retrospectives to drive improvement on the team development process

• Work closely with other SCAL developers in the design, implementation and testing of the library

• Write unit tests for developed code

• Write automated tests for integration testing

• Share acquired knowledge with other members of the team through impromptu presentations or planning workshops

• Be detailed oriented and meticulous in their coding and documentation

• Support Customers and other IBP teams when incidents are reported and contribute to their prompt resolution

• Do detailed root cause analysis of incidents reported and defining resolutions to avoid the issue in the future



• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related Engineering field

• Fluency in C++ and extensive experience using it in the developing of productive systems

• Solid understanding of Object-Oriented Programming and its fundamental principles

• Fluency in multi-threading concepts and distributed computing

• Working experience writing Unit Test

• Understanding of TDD and BDD

• Good verbal communication skills to present designs and code changes to the team

• Good written communication skills and ability to write technical design documents to facilitate design discussions and peer reviews with the team

• Experience working in a SCRUM team and working well with other developers

• Experience working on Linux and managing a personal Linux system

• Experience compiling and debugging C++ programs with tools like gcc, cmake, gdb, etc

• Experience using a C++ Profiling tool like valgrind

• Experience using development tools like git, gerrit, 

• Knowledge of asan (address sanitizer), ubsan (undefined behavior sanitiser), coverity or similar tools for C++ code analysis

• Experience debugging, diagnosing, and fixing issues in own and peer’s code

• Process and detailed oriented

• Analytical Thinking and Problem-Solving abilities expressing solutions in code

• Be methodical and meticulous on her designs and coding as well as have great attention to details

• Ability to read mathematical papers and translate them into working code

• Self-motivated working attitude

• Ability and desire to learn new technologies and skills, specifically SAP related technology like HANA and ABAP

• Ability to communicate well within a diverse team and with other teams around the globe

• Python scripting is a plus

• Understanding of Supply Chain and OR concepts is a plus

• Additional Mathematics or Statistics background

• Knowledge on Machine Learning and AI algorithms and using ML/AI libraries in C++



• 1-5 years of working experience developing Enterprise Applications


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