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C++ (Senior) Developer for SAP HANA Query Execution Engine Job

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Date: Jan 7, 2018

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, BW, DE, 69190

Company: SAP


Are you passionate about C++ Software Development and about to finish your IT degree?

Do you want to start your career at the world market leader for enterprise software?

Do you see your professional development in a team of very skilled people with great team spirit?

We are looking for talents like you to join our SAP HANA Database team!

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.

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


We are looking for talented (senior) developers to join our SAP HANA Query Execution team in Walldorf. The team is responsible for providing a state-of-the-art relational execution engine which provides one of the key differentiators of HANA by fulfilling the requirements for both OLTP and OLAP workloads.

As part of this team you will design and implement new operators or improve existing ones while constantly keeping the right balance between memory consumption, runtime and throughput. To achieve the almost impossible you also need to stay in close contact with the SQL Optimization team and the Storage team. Modern hardware technologies like RDMA, NVM or GPUs need to be considered as well to always provide a future-proof query execution.

In all focus areas, 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
  • Basic 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:

  • Knowledge of SQL query optimization
  • Experience with runtime code generation
  • Experience in administration, programming or profiling on LINUX
  • Familiar with code-analysis tools e.g. Valgrind, Intel Amplifier, Cppchecker
  • Knowledge of architecture of relational database management systems


0- 5 years of practical experience in the area of system or application programming with C++


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.



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.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical, sensory and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us at Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Locations:   Requisition ID: 157686  Work Area: Software-Design and Development  Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot  Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  Career Status: Professional  Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

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