Software-Design and Development

Golang and Kubernetes Developer for Open-Source project Gardener

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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

SAP aims to develop an Open Reference Architecture (ORA) for a secure and sustainable cloud-edge infrastructure that includes intelligent optimization methods for data transparency and security. This reference infrastructure, aspired by the EU IPCEI-CIS (Important Project of Common European Interest – Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure and Services) program, shall be the basis for future software development and a prerequisite for a pan-European cloud edge infrastructure.

SAP will be working on the publicly funded project with both experienced employees from its existing workforce and new hires. Therefore, we are looking for suitable candidates. If you are interested in Cloud Operating System development and operation, the usage and further development of Open-Source solutions and standards, interoperability, efficiency, and sustainability you should consider applying.

The open-source project Gardener ( is an essential part of the aforementioned Open Reference Architecture (ORA). As a Senior Cloud Engineer/Developer you will contribute to the Gardener project, which is also the foundation for a managed Kubernetes service running on multiple cloud providers in the context of the SAP Business Technology Platform Foundation. You will become part of a team consisting of highly skilled individuals based in Sofia and will collaborate closely with the other Gardener teams in Germany and India.

If you are interested in Kubernetes and cloud native technologies and you like contributing to an active open-source community then you will find an inspiring and professional environment for your learning and growth.


What you bring

We are looking for a motivated, self-driven and team-oriented colleague with a strong technical foundation around software engineering, cloud methodologies, containers and Kubernetes. In detail, you bring (some of) the following qualifications:

  • University degree in computer science or related field
  • Excellent development skills in at least one programming language (preferably Go)
  • Experience with Kubernetes and container technology
  • Eagerness to participate in all phases of software development and delivery: from research & prototyping, design & architecture, through implementation, code review & testing, to deployment, support & operation
  • The ability to troubleshoot complex issues, think critically, and find innovative solutions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, a team-oriented, collaborative, self-driven and proactive mindset, affinity for continuous improvement procedures, emphasizing clean code, quality and system efficiency, enthusiasm for technology, ability to discuss and present technical concepts, and pleasure to work within an international environment.
  • Positive mindset, team player, humble
  • Curious for learning new technologies, concepts, and tools
  • Fluency both written and spoken in English
  • Experience in a development organization
  • Experience with any of the technologies from Cloud Native Landscape, Linux, Bash or other scripting languages is beneficial 
  • Experience with cloud providers like AWS, Azure, GCP or OpenStack is beneficial


Meet your team

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 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 provides solutions to run and orchestrate Kubernetes clusters on public cloud, hybrid, and SAP owned infrastructures for a variety of enterprise use cases inside and outside of SAP.


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Requisition ID: 387638  | Work Area: Software-Design and Development  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

Requisition ID:  387638
Posted Date:  May 19, 2024
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Sofia, BG, 1407

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