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(Associate) Development Architect - ICN Exploration Team Job

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Date: Oct 4, 2018

City: Potsdam, BB, DE, 14469

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 175819
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Location: Potsdam
Expected Travel: 0 - 20%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.

As the cloud company powered by SAP HANA®, SAP is a market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP applications and services enable our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

At SAP, we believe in the power of collaboration and empower our employees to perform at their best in an environment that encourages free and open expression of ideas. You’ll work alongside creative thinkers who share your interests, while turning big ideas into reality for our customers. With innovative job training, mentors to help you grow, and the flexibility to balance your work and personal life, you’ll be able to get more out of your career. It’s no wonder that some of the sharpest minds from around the world are working for a company that is consistently recognized as a global top employer.

Now it’s your turn to take the next step and help make the world Run Simple.



The SAP Innovation Center Network (ICN) is a strategic development entity within SAP, combining software engineering excellence with thought leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. Across various focus clusters and by building on strong teams, we pioneer game-changing solutions in close collaboration with startups, customers & partners in industry and research as well as with other SAP units. To ensure a successful go-to-market, we follow an end-to-end responsibility approach. 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.



As an (Associate) Development Architect for Exploration Topics, you will be part of a technology-focused team that is built to help shape the future generations of SAP software. In this role, you will have the great opportunity to:

  • Contribute with your architectural expertise in a team evaluating latest trends and ideas
  • Check the potential of different technologies, define and implement first prototypes and solve architectural challenges that come across with latest topics. The result of those evaluations will be a decision if an idea will lead to a development project or even a new focus area within the SAP Innovation Center Network.
  • Demonstrate a mindset that is open for new technologies, tools, and general trends in computing and beyond
  • With your strong knowledge in software architecture and SAP software, quickly design proof-of-concept solutions to actively challenge and improve the state-of-the-art software
  • Be able to connect the team with experts to solve challenges in a pragmatic way with your network of SAP colleagues.

This is an ideal role for a very focused and ambitious individual who is able to 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
  • Very strong modelling skills, e.g., using UML, FMC, or TAM and the ability to guide discussions about them
  • Deep knowledge of architectural implications and challenges of on-premise as well as cloud software
  • Experience using Microservice Architecture, API-driven development, CloudFoundry, containerization
  • Demonstrated ability to follow and discover trends in the field of software architecture
  • Good analytical skills in order to assess data and present core insights in a clear and compelling way
  • Good object-oriented programming skills and a solid foundation in computer science
  • Advanced network of SAP colleagues to solve challenges in a pragmatic approach
  • Excellent English and German language skills - written and verbal

Preferred skills

  • Working knowledge of agile development principles and tools in all aspects of the software development lifecycle
  • Experience with the development of distributed parallel, transactional, multi-tenant systems
  • Experience with using the Design Thinking methodology for user-centered software design
  • Familiarity with SAP technologies including SAP HANA, SAP Fiori, SAP S/4HANA as well as SAP development processes and workflows



We are looking for an outstanding individual with professional work experience at SAP of at least five years.

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).



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.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical, sensory 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 contact us at Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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