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Algorithmic optimization Development (Senior/ Expert) (f/m/d)

Datum: 16.02.2021

Standort: Walldorf, BW, DE, 69190

Unternehmen: SAP

Requisition ID: 273412
Work Area: Software-Design und Entwicklung
Location: Walldorf
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Berufserfahren
Employment Type: Part time or Regular Full Time



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Summary & Role Information:

The Cloud Architecture and Engineering (CAE) Unit within the Global Cloud Services (GCS) organization is looking for a algorithmic optimization developer (senior/ expert) (f/m/d) in the area of optimization to optimize SAP’s Cloud Infrastructure and increase its utilization and reliability. The successful candidate will drive innovations into a world spanning industry scale cloud infrastructure. 
We are currently extending our research and innovation team to transform our automation framework to be future-proof for the increasing demand on SAP cloud offerings. We are working on concepts to modernize our system architecture to be scalable, performant, and reliable by leveraging state of the art virtualization technology (e.g. containerization, K8S).

In the field of mathematical optimization, you will undertake innovations towards crafting novel solutions for large scale optimization challenges arising from a multitude of real problems of datacenters. Learning new skills together with the willingness to grow into new technical areas is very important.

Experience/ Role Requirements:


  • PhD in computer science, mathematics, operations research or equivalent experience with a focus on algorithm engineering and/or mathematical optimization
  • First-hand experience in designing algorithms for challenging combinatorial optimization problems and implementing them
  • Vast applied knowledge of various optimization methodologies (e.g., integer/linear programming, constraint programming, graph algorithms, meta-heuristics)
  • Very strong programming skills in at least one object-oriented language (Python and C++ preferred)
  • Strong oral and written English skills are essential
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with mathematical modeling frameworks (e.g., ZIMPL) and solvers (e.g., Gurobi, OR-tools) is a plus
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in data visualization / evaluation and machine learning techniques is a plus
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in designing parallel / distributed systems is a plus

Your set of application documents should contain a cover letter, a resume in table form, school leaving certificates, current university transcript of records, copies of any academic degrees already earned, and if available, references from former employers (including internships). Please describe as well your experience and skills in foreign languages and computer programs/ programming languages.




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