Software-Design and Development

Senior Researcher/C++ Developer for HANA Machine Learning

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The development team for SAP HANA &Database in China is part of the global HANA product organization with 1000+highly motivated employees who design and produce SAP’s cutting edge database products, specifically SAP HANA. The global SAP HANA & Database development team is responsible for architecture, design, development and delivery of industry leading, in-memory database technology.


SAP HANA Predictive Analysis Library (PAL), the in-memory machine learning library with 100+ scalable &high-performance algorithms, is developed in SAP Labs, China. Within the team, we have PhD researchers, algorithm developers, data scientists, and system engineers to build the next generation of data platform and help enterprise customers to utilize machine learning & data science algorithms on enterprise data.


The HANA text analysis team at SAP focuses on the development of natural-language processing (NLP) information extraction technologies. The team combines the talents of computational linguists and skilled software engineers to deliver best-of-breed text analysis functionality in all major languages. This groundbreaking technology includes a comprehensive set of advanced text analysis tools such as search, categorization, and entity extraction that is being used in SAP applications ranging from business intelligence to semantic search.



As Developer, you are expected to do the following for the following tasks

  • Primary development responsibility for all software development life cycle phases including design, documentation, implementation, and testing.
  • Good understanding of sound software engineering principles
  • Good habits for writing technical specifications and commenting code
  • Investigating the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to PAL and related products.




  • Minimum of B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent and 5+ years of experience in the software industry, or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent
  • PhD in relevant areas is preferred for the researcher role
  • Excellent communication skill in both Chinese and English;



Key requirements

  • Excellent C++ design and programming skills on large-scale projects
  • Formal training and on-the job application of objected-oriented design and programming
  • Cross-platform, multithreaded, distributed design and development
  • Solid experience in Database and SQL  
  • Proficiency in debugging and refactoring techniques, optimization strategies, unit test framework design/construction/usage, and profiling tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Nice to have

  • Experience in algorithm implementation and research is a big plus
  • Knowledge in machine learning, statistics and NLP area is a big plus
  • ARM infrastructure experience is a plus



3+ years of professional experience in software development.







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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.


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 Requisition ID:325963 | Work Area: Software-Design and Development | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Requisition ID:  325963
Posted Date:  Jun 23, 2022
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Shanghai, CN, 201203

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