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C++ (Associate) Developer for SAP HANA Document Store (f/m/d) Job

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Date: Jul 31, 2019

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

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 214454
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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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.
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!
As a developer (f/m/d) in the SAP HANA Document Store team you will need to:

  • Write meticulous software implementations in the whole database stack focusing transaction handling, locking and lock-less data structures, on traversal algorithms of JSON documents, optimizing disk storage, in-memory computing, compression, index creation, and SQL language extensions
  • Extend the Document Store with new features such as array and aggregation functionsWrite regression tests for your own code using different programming languages (e.g. C++, Python, SQL) and testing frameworks (e.g. Google C++ Testing Framework)
  • Do code reviews and code audits to spot opportunities for improvements with respect to usability, testability, supportability, or potential performance penalties.
  • Switch your perspective and try to intentionally break the functionality that your co-worker has just developed.
  • Continually enhance your existing skills and seek new areas for personal development

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:

  • 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
  • Knowledge of architecture of relational database management systems

0 - 4 years of practical experience in the area of system or application programming with C++ in form of student jobs, internships


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