Software-Design und Entwicklung

Development Manager (f/m/d) for Garden Linux Development

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What you’ll do


Step into the dynamic world of container Linux development with our Garden Linux team! Garden Linux, as SAP’s tailored and hardened container Linux, is the Linux of choice for Gardener. As the Development Manager of that team, you'll be at the heart of managing the development team of Linux experts with a high level of commitment and excellence in our cutting-edge, cloud-native open-source project “Garden Linux”. 

We are looking for an experienced, strong, self-motivated and highly technical skilled leader. This role isn't just about managing a standard team - it's about living and championing it, developing talents, fostering a culture of constantly raising the bar, developing new talents and making a significant impact in Europe’s tech world with ORA. Be part of the ride!

The Role:
As a Development Manager for the “Garden Linux” Team, you will:

  • lead the newly formed Garden Linux development team based on broad technical knowledge of Linux as well as excellent people management skills
  • collaborate with SAP stakeholder teams and ORA community members to guarantee cloud-ready quality, stability and security of Garden Linux.
  • continuously improve Garden Linux security, compliance, quality and delivery processes to increase efficiency and reliability, with a focus on process automation wherever feasible.
  • foster personal development and growth of our diverse team members
  • represent Garden Linux in SAP events and open-source community meet-ups


What you bring

  • Several years of experience as development manager of highly skilled technical developers or similar role and environment (e.g., project lead)
  • Profound understanding of Linux operating system concepts and container technologies.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to identify, analyze and resolve quality and people issues.
  • Understanding of software development processes and the software development lifecycle.
  • A curious mindset and willingness to explore new paths and challenge existing processes.
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes and its architecture is a plus, but not a must!
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team. 
  • Fluency both written and spoken in English, and preferably in German.

Meet the team

The Gardener team is a dynamic group of professionals passionate about cloud technology and open-source software. They foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning, where everyone's input is valued. The team operates in a highly skilled environment, constantly pushing the boundaries of technology and contributing actively to the open-source community. Joining the Gardener team means being part of a cutting-edge technological journey in a supportive and innovative setting.




 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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Requisition ID: 387884  | Work Area: Software-Design und Entwicklung  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Berufserfahren  | Employment Type: Part-Time with a minimum of 75% capacity, or Regular Full-Time  | Additional Locations:


Ausschreibungsnummer:  387884
Ausschreibungsdatum:  29.06.2024
Funktionsbereich:  Software-Design und Entwicklung
Karrierestatus:  Berufserfahren
Anstellungsverhältis:  Vollzeit, unbefristet
Voraussichtliche Reisetätigkeit:  0 - 10%

Walldorf, DE, 69190

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