Information Technology

Vocational Training Program Intern (Dev-Software Engineering(HANA Core)- 2025/2026 Graduates Korea

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About SAP VT/STAR Program  

The Vocational Training Program is a unique opportunity to combine academic study with industry experience with SAP, the world’s leading business software provider. This program will kick start students’ careers by giving them an opportunity to put their academic studies to immediate use in industry. The wide-ranging program of studies provides for students an opportunity to develop themselves personally and professionally. Upon completion of your studies, you can consider employment in almost any area of the company. As an intern you are part of global Vocational Training (VT) / Student Training and Rotation (STAR) program.  We are located in 14 countries with approx. 1,300 students.  

 

Education and qualifications

We require that you meet the core competencies and skills listed below. 

  • Experience in one or more programming languages (e.g. C++, Python, SQL etc.)
  • Experience in development tools (GIT, GDB) is a plus
  • Analytical skills combined with the ability to work on complex topics is a plus
  • Intermediate communication skills in English (Fluent is a plus)

 

Perspectives

SAP Labs Korea's Vocational Training Program provides an extensive array of opportunities for continual learning and career advancement. Notably, the program includes a ‘rotation’ system that allows you to participate in three different projects or teams within the organization. This facilitation of diverse experiences is designed for an enriching and comprehensive understanding of the business environment, which in turn promotes both personal and professional development among students. If you are selected, your first field of rotation is Database Core Team (SQL or Kernel). SQL Team is managing query processing part like DQL, DML, where Kernel team is managing database controlling part like TCL, Sessions, etc.

 

Here is the example of a project topic

  • Adaptive query processing – handling performance regression automatically
    • Plans may change for many reasons; these could be good or bad for the customers. For bad cases, we need to address them to avoid customers complaints. In HANA cloud environment, there are lots of instances and they require automatic way to handle problems.
    • This job is for detecting performance regressions by plan changes and applying a better solution automatically.
  • Advanced Cloud Database SQL Analysis Toolchains
    • To provide high performance service of Database product, it is important to show query plan transparently to analyze the internal process of the query, enough to make room for user to optimize the performance from their side. Conducting the project, you will have chance to know how queries are played around inside database engine.
  • Build Lakehouse architecture with SAP HANA Cloud
    • Data lake is a centralized repository to store all structured/unstructured data at any scale, and is a key component for running different types of analytics by various tools from visualization to big data processing, real-time analytics and machine learning.
    • With this project, you will study and develop integration of data lake and SAP HANA Cloud

 

That’s where YOU come in.

As a VT/STAR student, you will be responsible to:

  • Successfully complete an 18-month program that strengthens a foundation for a successful developer/researcher career at SAP.
  • Participate in experiential learning opportunities and acquire a wide variety of business, project and SAP solution skills while working with emerging and cutting-edge technologies.
  • Receive on-the-job training under the mentorship of a senior developer or researcher colleague to gain real business experience and acquire the skills.

The program will enrich your knowledge of SAP as well as give you the professional experience to be ready to serve our customers. Your official start date at SAP is 1st of July 2024 and the total program period is 1 year 6 months. During your semester break, you will work full-time(40 hours per week) at SAP. During the semester, you will work on part-time (20 hours per week) or full-time at the company. You will be able to schedule your working time flexibly in accordance with your university schedule and the requirements of your department. You can apply for permanent positions after the completion of your studies and after half-completing this program (9 months), either in one of our business teams or in one of our graduate or Academy programs. If you get accepted, you can be converted into permanent employee by completing this program earlier than 18 months.

 

The program provides maximum support for internships through the university-operated field practicum program(대학 현장실습 프로그램/학점인정 프로그램), allowing you to earn university credit.

 

Hiring Process

  • Deadline of application: End of April 2024
  • Coding Test: During April or May 2024
  • Interviews: During April or May 2024
  • Job Offered: Early June 2024

* Early applicants can have a coding test and an interview early, so we recommend that you apply before the application deadline if you are ready.

 

What you can expect 

  • Gain real-world experience in one of the world’s top software companies
  • Technical & soft-skill trainings 
  • 1:1 mentoring & coaching 
  • Project/research experience in the area of software development (SAP HANA & Analytics) 
  • Flexibility on working hour aligned with your university schedule (Full-time or Part-time) 
  • Networking with SAP coworkers in 140+ countries 
  • Competitive intern salary 
  • Opportunity to join SAP after graduation 
  • International rotation in Germany or Singapore (potential)
  • Various other benefits 
  • “This is an SAP global, strategic, paid internship placement that provides students with opportunities to find purpose in their careers.”

We build breakthroughs together

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.

We win with inclusion

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: Careers@sap.com
For SAP employees: Only permanent roles are eligible for the SAP Employee Referral Program, according to the eligibility rules set in the SAP Referral Policy. Specific conditions may apply for roles in Vocational Training.

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: 379916  | Work Area: Information Technology  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Vocational  | Employment Type: Regular Part Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.
 

Requisition ID:  379916
Posted Date:  Apr 17, 2024
Work Area:  Information Technology
Career Status:  Vocational
Employment Type:  Regular Part Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%
Location: 

Seoul, KR, 06578

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