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C++ (Senior) Developer for SAP HANA Database Programming Language Job

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Date: Jan 8, 2018

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, BW, DE, 68789

Company: SAP


The SAP HANA in-memory database is the basis for new, ground-breaking SAP applications and is widely agreed to be a highly asset in the SAP software portfolio. 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 dramatic increase in performance. The SAP HANA in-memory database as basis for the in-memory computing shows enormous promise as a key driver for SAP market of the future.
The development of the SAP HANA in-memory database is distributed over all continents.  You will be part of the development team in Walldorf with more than 100 exceptionally talented and motivated colleagues. We live code development in a flexible and agile way. You will be part of small and self-organized groups of developer.
The SAP HANA SQLScript team develops the programming language (SQLScript) and the related compiler to process user defined stored procedures and functions in SAP HANA. SQLScript is an extension of the SQL language. Besides extending the programming language constantly with powerful features aiming to ease application developer’s life we optimize for maximum throughput in OLTP scenarios, minimum response time in OLAP scenarios and workload dependent in mixed scenarios. To support customers in programming SQLScript we are also investing in supportive tooling such as a debugger and visualization of complex execution plans. We are looking for C++-developers to bring their talents to the SAP HANA SQLScript team.
To find out more about the SAP HANA in-memory database team, check out our video!



We are looking for C++ developers with a strong focus on compilers and query processing. 
The main task of the job is to extend SQLScript compiler by implementing new SQL language features and extending it for better optimization of complex multi-statement logic.
On a usual day you will...

  • Extend SQLScript compiler with new relational and imperative language features
  • Implement compiler back ends for various SQL dialects
  • Implement new optimization rules
  • Enhance SQLScript debugger
  • Co-work with colleagues from various locations
  • Do code reviews and code audits to spot opportunities for improvements with respect to usability, testability, supportability, or potential performance penalties
  • 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)
  • Continually enhance your existing skills and seek new areas for personal development

In addition to that you will...

  • Analyze real-world SQLScript scenarios and improve SQLScript supportability such as plan visualization
  • Co-work with related teams to enhance SQLScript related tooling such as programming IDEs


Required skills

  • Strong C++ programming skills and experience in implementing performance critical algorithms
  • Knowledge on relational database management systems, query processing and SQL
  • Ability to analyze and debug complex problems
  • Good knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and software design
  • Verbal and written working proficiency in English and German

Preferred skills

  • Experience in SQLScript or othere database programming languages
  • Experience in Administration, Programming or Profiling on Linux
  • Knowledge of code-analysis tools e.g. Valgrind, Intel Amplifier, Cppchecker
  • Experience with state of the art development tools e.g. Git, Gerrit, Bugzilla, CMake
  • Python or Shell-Scripting programming skills
  • Knowledge in design patterns and object oriented programming


3 or more years of professional experience in C++ development.


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 better. SAP empowers 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. You’ll 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’ll be able to get more out of 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.

Now it’s your turn to take the next step and help make the world Run Simple.


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Requisition ID: 157621  Work Area: Software-Design and Development  Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot  Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  Career Status: Professional   
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