Software-Design and Development

Backend Software Developer for Machine Translation

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Product Unit Language Experience Lab is responsible for the translation of products in SAP supported languages. There are many tools which help us in accomplishing our business, however Language Experience Lab will venture into new age solution for Translation which will be a cloud based. The Machine Translation (MT) team as part of the SAP Language Platform develops and operates various language technology components, such as neural machine translation and evaluation applications. We are an innovative team of highly motivated developers and are looking for a new colleague for this area. We are looking for a candidate with a strong interest in developing solid and scalable cloud software. 
Do you have a passion for developing great software in Java and running it on Kubernetes? You can make a difference here!


You should be eager to:

  • Develop robust and intuitive cloud native software
  • Document, test, deploy, operate, and maintain software
  • Deploy software in a highly distributed Kubernetes environment and on the SAP Business Technology Platform
  • Interact with various stakeholders
  • Use and adapt open-source Neural Machine Translation toolkits


You will get the chance to gain or improve your expertise in:

  • Supporting productive software and customers
  • Neural networks and Neural Machine Translation in an industry setting
  • Working in a team that uses agile development methods and continuous integration
  • Translation processes and tools

Required skills (must have)

  • Degree of a university or a university of applied sciences. Preferred field(s) of study:  Computer Science or Computational Linguistics with technical focus.
  • Excellent proven programming skills in Java 
  • Understanding of industry standard web frameworks and their respective concepts for Java (e.g., Spring Boot)
  • Experience in the development of cloud-ready, multi-threaded software in distributed environments
  • Experience with git and GitHub, build/deployment automation (e.g., Jenkins) and containerized applications
  • Experience in DevOps methodologies and deployment principles for securely running on Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with agile development, continuous delivery, and quality engineering. 
  • Flexible team player with excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to efficiently master complex processes. Very organized with high attention to detail. Ability to prioritize and to work on multiple tasks. 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English, German is a plus.

Preferably you bring along knowledge/skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Programming experience in Python and C++
  • Knowledge of neural machine translation (NMT) and machine learning in general
  • Experience with NMT toolkits or deep learning frameworks (e.g., Tensorflow, (Py)Torch, …)
  • A passion for language technology!

•    Solid experience in software development

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Requisition ID: 337585  | Work Area: Software-Design and Development  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  337585
Posted Date:  Jun 17, 2022
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

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