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Software-Design und Entwicklung

Principal Developer (f/m/d) for Technology Strategy in SAP's New Ventures & Technologies unit

What we offer

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!



About the team

SAP's New Ventures & Technologies (NVT) business unit is SAP's central innovation unit and a strategic pioneer of transformative technologies and business incubation. By developing unconventional solutions, inspiring prototypes, and new products, we drive progress in the IT industry and bring the latest trends to SAP.  


The Technology Office within NVT is a small but growing team that serves as central engineering and technology function within NVT. Within the technology office, we assess and provide guidance on the mid-to-long-term impact of upcoming technologies for SAP with an eye towards identifying opportunities for innovation and strategic product differentiation. For strategic opportunities identified in this way, the Technology Office initiates and orchestrates innovation initiatives related to SAP’s Business Technology Platform (BTP) in collaboration with teams across T&I and other lines of business.


Summary & Role Information

As a (Senior) Developer (f/m/d) for Technology Strategy, you will provide technical leadership in the scouting and assessment of new technologies for SAP. Through theoretical analysis and hands-on prototyping and experimentation, you will assess, evaluate, and establish the applicability of identified technologies and topics for their potential relevance to SAP businesses.  


Successful candidates will demonstrate an outstanding ability to think effectively, coupled with excellent technical depth and breadth that is supplemented with professional experience. They will have a demonstrable ability to define and execute independent research programs. Candidates with both theoretical and applied interests are encouraged to apply. 


Role Requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics; at the Master’s or Ph.D. level (preferred, but not limited to) from a highly-ranked university or university-school/faculty/department. 
  • Hands-on experience with large-scale software-development projects is highly desirable.  
  • 4+ years of professional experience in the technical areas listed below. 
  • Excellent demonstrable technical background (preferably hands-on in commercial product development) in at least four of the following technical areas (refereed publications are a plus) 
  • Database internals and next-generation data platforms 
  • Performance engineering, leveraging various system and accelerator architectures 
  • Distributed systems architecture and development at cloud-scale 
  • Programming languages and novel development methodologies 
  • Operating systems and system runtimes 
  • Cybersecurity and Cryptography  
  • Proficiency in C/C++ 


Furthermore, nice-to-have qualifications are:

  • Optional/Nice-to-have areas to have a demonstrable technical background: 
    • Optimization 
    • Statistics 
    • UI Development 
    • Big-Data related Development 
    • Data-science 
    • Machine-learning and Artificial Intelligence 
    • Computer Architecture 
    • High-performance reconfigurable computing, FPGAs 
    • Cloud Computing 
    • Data-center architecture and operation 
  • Familiarity with SAP Products  
  • Good understanding of SAP SW product development, testing, deployment, release, and support processes 
  • Proficiency in any of ABAP, Go, JavaScript, Python, Rust, Typescript. 
  • Good understanding and hands-on experience with full-stack development and deployment  
  • Hands-on experience in projects featuring the transfer of disruptive technology to commercial applications. 
  • Professional experience in technology companies in technology development and/or technology assessment and evaluation, including trend-scouting. 


Required skills and competencies are:

  • Extremely good critical thinking/reasoning skills. 

  • Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving ability. 

  • Ability to work effectively on ill-defined topics/areas. 

  • Innovative thinker with ability to handle complexity. 

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly become proficient in new topics. 

  • Willingness and capacity to expand leadership and technical skills. 

  • Flexibility and ability to adapt quickly to new tasks/challenges. 

  • Ability to thrive in a multi-tasking creative environment. 

  • Excellent oral and written English language skills. 

  • Excellent presentation skills. 

  • Positive mindset, Team player. 

  • Strong cross-functional skills. 

  • Excellent relationship skills.


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: or, APJ:, EMEA:

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.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

 Requisition ID:316117 | Work Area: Software-Design und Entwicklung | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Berufserfahren | Employment Type: Part-Time or Regular Full-Time  | Additional Locations: Any other location in Germany possible

Principal Developer (f/m/d) for Technology Strategy in SAP's New Ventures & Technologies unit

Einrichtung:  316117
Datum:  15.01.2022
Kategorie:  Software-Design und Entwicklung
Benutzerdefiniertes Feld 3:  Berufserfahren
Stellentyp:  Vollzeit, unbefristet
Reisen:  0 - 10%

Potsdam, DE, 14469