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Software-Design and Development

SAP iXP Intern - Open Source Project Gardener



Requisition ID: 278083
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Student
Employment Type: Limited Full Time



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 Business Technology 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. Working in our technically skilled team located in Sofia means to design, develop and run 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.


We are looking for...

An Intern who

  • is a fast learner
  • thinks creatively and has passion for coding
  • loves challenges and deep-dives into complex pieces of software and algorithms
  • is enthusiastic about cloud and cutting-edge technologies
  • is willing to follow good development practices - code reviews, writing tests and investing in automation being second nature
  • is eager to pair and learn with top engineers from around the glob


Being our colleague, you will…

  • participate in the SCRUM development process
  • do research and prototyping
  • design, develop, test and deliver robust and scalable software
  • leave a mark with your contribution in some of the hottest open-source projects
  • share your knowledge and achievements with colleagues




  • Student in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of at least one programming language like Go (preferred), Java, C/C++, C#, Python or Ruby  
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of basic data structures & algorithms as well as the basic OOP principles
  • Willingness to learn new technologies like Kubernetes


or willing to learn

  • Git, Github
  • Docker
  • Unix / Linux environments
  • Networking fundamentals

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


Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you 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 (Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com).

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

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SAP iXP Intern - Open Source Project Gardener

Facility:  278083
Posted Date:  Jun 13, 2021
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Student
Employment Type:  Limited Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Sofia Ovtscha Kupel, BG, 1618

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