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C++ (Junior) Developer for SAP HANA Text Engine Job

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Date: Jan 15, 2018

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, BW, DE

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 157864 
Work Area: Software-Design and Development 
Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot 
Expected Travel: 0 - 10% 
Career Status: Professional 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 



As you know, SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.

As THE cloud company powered by SAP HANA®, SAP is a market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and industries Run Simple.

We empower people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP applications and services enable our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

At SAP, we believe in the power of collaboration and empower our employees to perform at their best in an environment that encourages free and open expression of ideas. Here, you work alongside creative thinkers who share your interests, while turning big ideas into reality for our customers. With innovative job training, mentors to help you grow, and the flexibility to balance your work and personal life, you’re able to build your career. It’s no wonder that some of the sharpest minds from around the world are working for a company that is consistently recognized as a global top employer.


If you join the SAP HANA in-memory database team, you will part of a team that is the basis for new, ground-breaking SAP applications. In-memory computing is made possible through recent technology advances in main memory, multi-core processing, and data management. It leverages technology innovation to establish real-time analysis of business data and combines both transactions and analytics to improve existing business processes with a significant increase in performance. The SAP HANA in-memory database as basis for the in-memory computing is the key driver for SAP market of the future.


You will be part of the development team in Walldorf with more than 100 exceptionally talented and motivated colleagues. Other development teams are located all over the world and you will be collaborating closely with them. We at the SAP HANA in-memory database team live code development in a flexible and agile way in small self-organized teams.


Within our team, we practice a trust-based working model. If you need to work flexibly from another location or at another time you can do so given your manager’s agreement.


To find out more about the SAP HANA in-memory database team, check out our video!


We are looking for talented graduates and developers to join our SAP HANA Text Engine team in Walldorf which are passionate about algorithms and software development. We are focusing on the development of a fulltext search engine closely integrated with other SAP HANA core engines.


As a part of the HANA Text Engine team, you will research and implement algorithms for the latest state-of-the-art computer hardware. You will identify where new technology can be used efficiently and profitably. In particular, you will develop and implement strategies to seamlessly combine D-RAM, non-volatile RAM, and disk storage within our core fulltext search data structures.


Throughout your daily work, you can expect to…

  • Write software implementations using C++ and other languages
  • Write regression tests for your own code using different programming languages (e.g. C++, Python, SQL) and testing frameworks (e.g. Google C++ Testing Framework)
  • Conduct code reviews and code audits to spot opportunities for improvements with respect to usability, testability, supportability, or potential performance penalties


We are looking for candidates who are committed to a technology career path. Please make sure your set of application documents contains a cover letter and CV, copies of the obtained degrees and references.


Required skills:

  • Strong C++ programming skills and experience in implementing performance-critical algorithms
  • Good Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science or related technical discipline
  • Very good knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and software design
  • Familiar with relational database management systems
  • Verbal and written working proficiency in English and German
  • Ability to analyze and debug complex problems


Preferred skills:

  • Experience with text search algorithms and data structures
  • Deep knowledge of OS concepts including memory management
  • Experience in administration, programming or profiling on LINUX
  • Familiar with code-analysis tools e.g. Valgrind, Intel Amplifier, Cppchecker
  • Experience with continuous integration concepts and tools e.g. Git, Gerrit
  • Python programming skills



  • 0-5 years of practical experience in the area of system or application programming with C++ in form of student jobs, internships, etc.






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.


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