Software-Design and Development

(Senior) SRE for Gardener Service

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 is technology-focused and plays a key role in the defining and developing of the SAP Business Technology Platform. With its more than 1350 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 22-year history, the company has established itself as a preferred employer in the IT sector in Bulgaria.


What you’ll do


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 the 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 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.

Site Reliability Engineering team within Gardener organization is ensuring the Live Site First culture, reacts to alerts, performs proactive monitoring, prepares, and applies hotfixes or critical configuration changes, performs Root Cause Analysis, implements automation and improvements in various components around the test machinery, monitoring, and observability stacks.




  • Act as a technical expert during incidents, investigate and solve incidents on a deep technical level
  • Drive root cause analysis and follow-up improvements to prevent issues from reoccurring
  • Perform in-depth troubleshooting and log analysis to identify and solve complex issues in accordance with internal and external SLAs
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance software-based solutions to achieve improvements in service stability and reliability
  • Learn new technologies and keep up to date with the latest development increments
  • Work with tools like Concourse, GitHub, Grafana, Prometheus
  • Use programming languages like Go, Python, and Bash.
  • Understanding Kubernetes is a must! Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program is a plus or taking the certificate is expected within a year.


What you bring 


  • A degree in computer science, software engineering, or similar (Bachelor/Master)
  • Good understanding of modern cloud architectures. Experience with Cloud Platforms such as AWS, Azure, GCP is a plus
  • Enthusiasm for automation and software development in general
  • Working efficiently in emergency situations. Affinity to quickly analyze and solve problems in a worldwide team setup
  • Excellent team player, be passionate about your work
  • Excellent communication skills – be precise, based on facts, fluent in English (written and verbal). Collaboration in an international environment will be a regular part of your job.


Meet your team     


We, from the Gardener team, are leaving a mark with our contribution in some of the hottest open-source projects, used also productively within the company.
Being our colleague, you will…

  • Help Gardener service meet its SLAs
  • Be engaged with the Gardener and CNCF/Kubernetes community, report or follow up on upstream issues
  • Regularly share your knowledge and achievements with colleagues

Curious about Gardener and the team? Have a look at, find us in github, join our #gardener Slack channel, follow @GardenerProject in Twitter or just watch our Community Meetings in Gardener Project YouTube channel.



If you’d like to become part of our Gardener team, just apply and you may be offered a position according to your current working experience and expertise.
Students are welcome.



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:
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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: 337823  | Work Area: Software-Design and Development  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  337823
Posted Date:  Sep 19, 2022
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Sofia Ovtscha Kupel, BG, 1618

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