Software-Design and Development

Development Manager - Developer Portal

We help the world run better

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!

The development center of SAP in Bulgaria plays a key role in the defining and developing of the SAP Business Technology Platform. With its more than 1400 professionals, SAP Labs Bulgaria also has strong contributions toward life-cycle management, user interface & user experience across the broader portfolio of SAP products and has recently welcomed new teams focusing on business applications. For its 24-year history, the company has established itself as a preferred employer in the IT sector in Bulgaria.


What you`ll do: 

On our mission to improve developer experience at SAP, we are looking for a development manager. In this role, you will lead a small new co-located Scrum Team in Sofia, Bulgaria, that will join us to develop “Hyperspace Portal”, the new entry point for 50.000 product developers at SAP.  

We believe in the principles of Agile Leadership, which means we are looking for leaders who create an environment in which agile teams can grow and thrive. We value trust, fairness and a diversity of opinions in which there is no need for micromanagement. 

Overall, we take our product seriously, but not ourselves too seriously. 

  • You lead a high-performing team by attracting, hiring, retaining, and coaching employees. 
  • You guide the career development of team members, including technical and interpersonal skills.  
  • You are very approachable with open ears for the needs of your employees and eager to share constructive feedback.  
  • You are a networker and help to build bridges between individuals, teams, and projects around the world. 
  • When needed, you lead cross projects and initiatives.  
  • You represent your team in events and workshops. 

You are also encouraged to spent up to 10% of your time on research & innovation (TGIF). 


What you bring: 

  • At least 8 years experience in the IT industry 
  • Passion for people, empathy and experience in people development or coaching 
  • Agile mindset and experience with agile development processes (e.g. Scrum, SAFe) 
  • Focus on business value and user needs 
  • Willingness to take decisions and tackle difficult questions  
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills  
  • Strong coordination skills 
  • Results-oriented working style  
  • Fluent in English and Bulgarian 

Optional requirements: 

  • Experience with CI/CD  
  • Experience with SAP's development processes 
  • Experience in related roles, e.g. SW developer, product owner, scrum master.  


We also expect that you share and promote our 7 core values that are described here


Meet your team: 

Join our team! We foster a fun, collaborative environment, recognized with Red Dot & German Design Awards. We develop SAP's CI/CD portal experience, empowering 50k engineers. Grow your career in our global, innovative setting!  

We are part of the Product, Technology and Data (PTD) unit at SAP. At PTD, our mission is clear, working together we drive transformation and power the digital enterprise. With our cutting-edge solutions we drive innovation at scale to bring business value that enables transformation across SAP. 

From designing architecture strategy, unlocking the power of data & AI, to providing world class platforms and services we strive to set SAP ahead of the competition.  We are committed in our journey and by sharing our experiences, we inspire others to innovate & succeed and promote SAP as its own #1 reference customer.  

Together let´s deliver experiences that enable SAP teams to 
create and adopt new ways of working to shape SAP‘s future. 






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.
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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: 389658  | Work Area: Software-Design and Development  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Management  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

Requisition ID:  389658
Posted Date:  May 11, 2024
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Management
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Sofia, BG, 1407

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