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Technology Researcher / Engineer (f/m/d) - Emerging Technologies & Applications

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Date: Dec 29, 2020

City: Potsdam, BB, DE, 14469

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 269356
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Location: Potsdam or Berlin
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Part-Time or 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.

Summary & Role Information

As the Technology Researcher for Emerging Technologies and Applications at the SAP Innovation Center Network you will: 

  • Develop and support innovative, scalable and high performing technical solutions using emerging and state-of-the-art technologies. 
  • Continuously assess the disruptive potential, limitations/risks and readiness of emerging technologies in an SAP context by conducting desk research and documenting findings. 
  • Work with universities and research institutions to identify and transfer applied research into business solutions; engage with start-ups, industry and SAP Line of Business units to identify and tackle industry challenges with technology. 
  • Help translate new concepts and ideas into prototypes that allow for efficient assessment of feasibility and desirability. 
  • Support inquiries regarding technical solutions of current team projects. 

Role Requirements

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related fields. 
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience. 
  • Experience in with cloud-native development, scalable architectures, containers, and DevOps tools. 
  • Experience in back-end languages and frameworks (e.g. Java, Scala, Python, J2EE, Spring). 
  • Experience in database systems (e.g. HANA, PostgreSQL, Cassandra etc.),  Application Servers (e.g. Tomcat, JBoss).  
  • Experience in web application development technologies  (e.g. HTML5/CSS, JavaScript, XML, jQuery, SAP UI5, Angular, React). 
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in parallel. 
  • A good foundation in computer science, algorithms, data structures, object-oriented programming, design patterns, multi-threaded programming, and software design principles. 
  • Passion for transferring disruptive technology into innovative products. 
  • Start-up experience or background is a plus.

About the team

The mission of the SAP Innovation Center Network (ICN) is to contextualize and pioneer emerging technologies that will be foundational for the future success of SAP and of our customers. We are a diverse, global team and collaborate across roles, functions, and locations, enabling every colleague to contribute and investigate new ideas. We identify and contextualize emerging technologies to define their value for business and society. With around 200 development, business, and design experts worldwide, the ICN is geared up to make an impact. As innovation requires courage, curiosity, and patience, we live up to a culture of trial and continuous learning. This paves our way to success:  We create tangible business value with revenue-generating solutions for our customers and large-scale adoption of cutting-edge technology at SAP. 

Our team focuses on exploring state-of-the-art technology and incubating its most impactful applicability to business scenarios by validating their access to an enormous market, the potential to leverage SAP competitive advantage and efficient testability. It is a flexible and agile minded team of technologists, industry experts, product experts, UX designers, and software developers collaborating closely on multiple topics in parallel to transform promising ideas into solutions with business impact across SAP and beyond. The team cultivates an entrepreneurial spirit by encouraging risk-taking, transparently sharing successes, failures and learnings, practising continuous improvement, promoting psychological safety, and engaging in brainstorming sessions, design thinking workshops and any other ideation methods or activities that foster creativity.


Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own.

A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

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 and/or mental disabilities. If you 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: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com).

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

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