Software-Design and Development

Development Architect for Open Source Project Gardener (Go Lang and Kubernetes)

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!  


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.

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. Working in our technically skilled team located in Sofia means designing, developing, and running a Kubernetes cloud service used by numerous SAP solutions. We emphasize teamwork and a trust-based working model. Collaboration with other teams in an international environment will be a regular part of your work.


As a development architect, you will:

  • Be responsible for the aligned and consistent architecture of Gardener, write Gardener Enhancement Proposals for a highly performant, highly available, and secure Kubernetes cloud service at a massive scale, present and openly discuss your ideas with colleagues
  • Influence technology standards, guidelines & principles in CNCF and cloud-native domain, engage in Kubernetes SIG
  • Understand, follow, and drive for the fulfillment of the SAP Global Security requirements and the different security compliance programs
  • Be a trusted advisor to engineering and product management
  • Create a leading brand by speaking at internal & external events and architect community forums
  • Develop and contribute to the project together with the team


What you bring


  • University education in computer science, software engineering, or similar
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Kubernetes, have passed or is willing to pass  CKAD/ CKA programs
  • Good experience with Go
  • Experience with Linux
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Good understanding and experience with DevOps practices
  • Curiosity and track record for quickly learning new technologies, concepts, and tools


Preferred Skills


  • Expertise in Security domain: compliance, protocols and standards, threat modeling and implementation of security measures
  • Kubernetes network model, experience with any of the following is a plus: Ingress, Calico, Cilium, Istio, EnvoyVPN Tunnelling
  • Cloud-Native technologies – anything among these
  • Experience with Cloud Platforms & their Kubernetes offerings like Amazon Web Services & EKS, Microsoft Azure & AKS, Google Cloud Platform & GKE


Alternative profiles – based on the skills you bring along and your own preferences we may also offer you a Developer Expert role with a stronger focus on Development with Go for Kubernetes.


Meet your team  


We, from the Gardener team, are leaving a mark with our contribution to some of the hottest open-source projects.
Being our colleague, you will…

  • do research and prototyping
  • design, develop, test, and deliver robust and scalable software
  • engage in CNCF/Kubernetes community SIGs and Working Groups
  • regularly share your knowledge and achievements with colleagues in and around the Cloud Native ecosystem

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.




  • 5+ years of experience in a development organization
  • Profound technology and platform development background with own hands-on experience, proven track record

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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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

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: 339229  | Work Area: Software-Design and Development  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

Requisition ID:  339229
Posted Date:  Jun 23, 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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