Software-Development Operations

Intern/Working Student/Thesis Student (f/m/d): SAP HANA Software Quality Improvements

Requisition ID: 261733
Work Area: Software-Development Operations
Location: Walldorf
Expected Travel: 0%
Career Status: Student
Employment Type: Limited Part Time




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SAP HANA is a powerful data management platform for real-time business applications. At the core, SAP HANA is an in-memory database management system designed to simultaneously process transactional and analytical workloads in a wide range of environments, scaling from multi-core and multi-socket to distributed setups. SAP HANA Cloud is the future version of SAP HANA for cloud scenarios. To tackle the challenges of tomorrow, SAP is constantly adapting to the advancements in research and technology.


At SAP HANA, we manage software quality based on empirical evidence. We understand quality as the degree to which a set of inherent characteristics fulfills requirements (need or expectation) [ISO 9000]. Software quality management based on empirical evidences is important for several aspect. First and foremost, it is important for improving the quality of SAP HANA as perceived by customers. Second, it helps us to decide where we focus future activities to improve quality. Third, we expect to reduce costs for quality assurance without reducing the degree of quality. Given these aspects, we continuously strive to further improve software quality.

The concrete topic will be discussed together with the student in an interview. The topic is typically aligned to current business requirements and to the interests and experiences of the student.
To get an idea, the following list contains topics of current and past interest: Empirical analysis, quality of tests, test selection, test amplification, test creation, causal analysis of reasons for defects, automated creation of regression tests, flaky tests, test cost reduction, chaos testing, defect triaging and ranking, defect prediction, risk assessment of changes, risk model for software defects, quality comparison of components, quality comparison of different versions, test anomaly detection, evaluation of warnings.

Expectations about the work:

  • At SAP, we have many ideas how we could further improve software quality. The student investigates one or multiple of these ideas and can also propose new ideas
  • The student implements software that supports with software quality improvement tasks or investigates new approaches for quality improvements
  • The student evaluates the benefits and disadvantages of new tools or of different approaches


We offer:

  • Working student / student job (20 hours during lecture times)
  • Internship (mandatory or voluntary)
  • Bachelor/Master/Diploma thesis

We support long term collaboration where the student can switch between working student, internship and thesis creation. Until further notice, the typical work environment is 100% working from home. This is supported by a remote onboarding process, a supervisor that is a domain expert in the topic, and software and hardware for remote work provided by SAP. 


Expected qualification:

  • Currently enrolled student (f/m/d) of computer science or related fields at a higher education institution. Should have an interest in software engineering and software quality on a technical level.
  • Experience with programming demonstrated by existing projects. Experience with Python and SQL is a plus. Depending on the topic, experience in C++ or other programming languages may be a plus.
  • Comfortable with English for daily communication (B level)


The application must contain (English or German):

  • A cover letter that expresses your interest and academic or practical experiences with software engineering
  • A CV that provides information about your programming experience
  • A transcript of records (ToR) that contains the grades of all university-level courses/degrees

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Requisition ID:  261733
Posted Date:  May 16, 2022
Work Area:  Software-Development Operations
Career Status:  Student
Employment Type:  Limited Part Time
Expected Travel:  0%

Walldorf, DE, 69190

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