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(Junior) Developer (Scala/Functional Programming) joining the Cloud Programmability team Job

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Date: Sep 28, 2018

City: Potsdam, BB, DE, 14469

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 185900
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Location: Potsdam
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Graduate
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.


The Innovation Center Network is a development unit within SAP, combining software engineering excellence with entrepreneurial spirit. Across various focus areas we pioneer game-changing solutions in close collaboration with startups, customers & partners in industry, and research as well as other SAP units. By exploring unconventional ideas and developing inspiring proofs of concepts, we push the state of the art in computer science and its applied fields to provide SAP with foresight into future trends.
The mission of SAP’s Innovation Center Network is to create new growth businesses for SAP by pioneering new markets and disruptive technologies. As part of this endeavor, the Cloud Programmability team of the Innovation Center Network explores new ways of applying state-of-the-art research in the field of programming languages and software engineering – finally defining how enterprise systems are to be built in the future.


Join the SAP Innovation Center as an (Associate) Developer (Scala/Functional Programming) in a team focusing on cloud programmability. You will be part of a technology-focused group that aims at improving the status quo of software development in the cloud by providing tools, libraries, DSLs, and frameworks to help application developers to get their job done. Functional Programming is one cornerstone of this endeavor. The role is ideal for a very focused and ambitious individual who can work in a high-pressure environment. At SAP we have diversity at heart, so you will also be able to work with the brightest minds from a multitude of cultural and ethnical backgrounds.


Required skills

  • University degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field (Ph.D. welcome)
  • Very good programming skills and experience with typed programming languages such as Scala, Haskell, OCaml, Java, C++, etc.
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, databases, and software design
  • Reliable and open-minded with strong team working skills, determined to reach a goal in time
  • Quick learner with very good analytical skills who is interested into diving deep into the world of functional programming
  • Fluent English and German language skills - written and verbal

Beneficial skills

  • Very good programming skills in a typed functional programming language (e.g., Haskell, Scala, OCaml, ReasonML)
  • Experience in developing for cloud infrastructures such as AWS, Azure, or SAP Cloud Platform and container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Knowledge in development of distributed parallel, transactional, or multi-tenant systems


We are looking for an outstanding individual with professional work experience of up to five years in software development. Graduates are welcome to apply!
Your application documents should contain a cover letter reviewing your experiences and your interest, your CV, copies of your degrees (university, apprenticeship, high school) and copies of references from your former employers (if available).



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