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Date: Jan 17, 2019

City: Potsdam, BB, DE, 14469

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 146743 
Work Area: Software-Design and Development 
Location: Potsdam
Expected Travel: 0 - 10% 
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. 


The ICN is also well known at executive level, resulting in various strategic projects coming directly from the Executive Board and Supervisory Board. In a flexible and fast manner, the Chairman Projects Team, consisting of developers, designers, architects, and DevOps engineers, comes up with tangible solutions for these high-priority inquiries. This technology-focused team realizes strategic projects such as implementing proof of concepts, supporting keynotes and papers, as well as creating reports about state of the art technologies.




As a (Senior) Developer for Strategic Projects, you will be part of a technology-focused team that was built to help shape the future generations of SAP software. In this role you will have the great opportunity to conduct and support various projects at the SAP Innovation Center. Being a competent member of a technology savvy team, you will be responsible for creatively engineering new solutions as well as analyzing and optimizing existing software components. With your solid knowledge in database development, you can quickly implement and test proof-of-concept solutions to actively challenge and improve state-of-the-art designs. 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

  • Very good university degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or a related field
  • Solid programming skills and a solid foundation in computer science with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, databases, and software design
  • Good analytical skills in order to assess data and present core insights in a clear and compelling way
  • Working knowledge of agile development principles in all aspects of the software development lifecycle
  • Great interest in exploring new technologies and understanding how these help to tackle challenges best
  • Reliable and open-minded with strong team working skills, determined to reach a goal in time as well as the ability to work independently and to prioritize
  • Fluent English and preferable German language skills - written and verbal

Preferred skills

Besides required skills, we are looking for candidates with deep knowledge in at least one specialized topic, including, but not limited to:

  • Experience in latest technologies such as Machine Learning, Blockchain, Conversational AI, IoT, Big Data, or Analytics
  • Deep understanding of advanced database technologies
  • Working experience in SAP HANA and SAPUI5
  • Experience with the development of distributed parallel, transactional, or multi-tenant systems
  • Understanding and experience with DevOps



We are looking for professionals with up to 3-5 years of work experience. PhD graduates are also 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).



The position can be filled as part time position.




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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