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(Junior, Senior) Developer in Security Domain for Open Source Project Gardener

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Date: Mar 13, 2021

City: Sofia Ovtscha Kupel, BG, 1618

Company: SAP

Requisition ID:277975
Work Area: Information Technology
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional



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.

The development center of SAP in Bulgaria is technology-focused and plays key role in the defining and developing of the SAP Cloud Platform. With its more than 1060 professionals, SAP Labs Bulgaria also has strong contributions towards life-cycle management, user interface & user experience across the broader portfolio of SAP products. For its 21-year history, the company has established itself as a preferred employer in the IT sector in Bulgaria.



Gardener team is adopting the Kubernetes open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized SAP solutions and business applications. Evolving and enhancing SAP’s open source project “Gardener” as SAP’s way to provide a homogeneous and universal Kubernetes-based container management is the key deliverable of this team, in close collaboration with the other teams in other SAP locations. Project “Gardener” is providing solutions to run and orchestrate Kubernetes clusters on public cloud, hybrid or SAP owned infrastructures for a variety of enterprise use cases.


The Role

If you are interested in cloud development, based on cutting-edge technologies like Kubernetes, or you have always wanted to be part of an active open source community, this is the job for you. With us, you will find an inspiring and professional environment for your learning and growth.

In your special role as a security expert, you will design, develop and run a Kubernetes cloud service within the context of SAP Global Security requirements and different security compliance programs. We emphasize engineering excellence, foster autonomous teamwork and a trust-based working model. Collaboration with other teams in an international environment will be a regular part of your work.


We are looking for...

a Developer and security expert who

  • is a fast learner
  • thinks creatively and has passion for coding
  • loves challenges and deep-dives into complex pieces of software and architecture
  • is enthusiastic about cloud technologies and has a cloud native mindset
  • is serious about good development practices: code reviews and writing tests being second nature
  • invests in automation rather than doing tedious repetitive manual tasks
  • is eager to pair, teach and learn with top engineers from around the globe


Being our colleague, you will…

  • do research and prototyping
  • design, develop, test and deliver robust, scalable and understandable software
  • leave a mark with your contribution in some of the hottest open-source projects these days
  • engage in CNCF/Kubernetes community SIGs and Working Groups
  • regularly share your knowledge with colleagues in and around the Cloud Native ecosystem




  • University education in computer science, software engineering or similar
  • Strong knowledge and experience in at least one of: Go (preferred), C/C++ or Java
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Common understanding about Kubernetes and DevOps practices
  • Curiosity and track record for quickly learning new technologies, concepts and tools

You are either familiar with or at least curious about

  • Security protocols and standards
  • Security compliance
  • Threat modeling and implementation of security measures
  • Audit-logging, logging, monitoring
  • Kubernetes or container orchestration at scale
  • Cloud computing, Docker
  • Cloud-Native technologies – anything among these
  • Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Open Stack
  • Bash, Python or other scripting language
  • Experience with Linux
  • Computer networking technologies
  • Git, Github


Be curious about Gardener and have a look at gardener.cloud, find us in github, join our Slack channel or just watch some of our Community Meetings in Gardener Project YouTube channel.



If you’d like to become part of our Gardener team, just apply and we will offer you a position according to your current experience and expertise.
Students are welcome.




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