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(Junior) Developer for SAP HANA in the Cloud Job

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Date: Jan 9, 2018

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

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 160226 
Work Area: Software-Design and Development 
Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot
Expected Travel: 0 - 10% 
Career Status: Early Talent 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 



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.


Are you passionate about system-level 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!

We are looking for talented graduates to join our SAP HANA Database team in Walldorf within the following focus areas:

SAP HANA as a first-class citizen in the cloud
The challenging task of bringing a database built for huge dedicated hosts into the cloud. No matter what cloud infrastructure service the customer prefers (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure, SAP Datacenter), the team will make sure that running SAP HANA is as easy as clicking a button. In that fast-paced environment, you’ll build upon the latest technology available and make it ready for enterprise usage.

SAP HANA operations insight infrastructure
Running our services is only the beginning, ensuring continuous service quality the final and permanent challenge. The operations infrastructure team will design and build systems that automate operations as much as possible. Using advanced technologies as machine learning will help to detect and prevent possible issues before the customer even recognizes a small bump.

In all focus areas, you can expect to…
•    Write software implementations using C++/Go/Python/…
•    Write regression tests for your own code using various programming languages and testing frameworks
•    Conduct code reviews and code audits to spot opportunities for improvements with respect to usability, testability, supportability, or potential performance penalties
•    Contribute to SAP HANA core development by sharing knowledge and providing patches to align cloud and on-premise installations in terms of quality, usability and performance

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 programming skills, with a bias to implementing performance-critical algorithms
•    Knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and software design
•    Familiarity with relational database management systems
•    Ability to analyze and debug complex problems
•    Fast learning of new skills to adapt to new technologies and changing requirements
•    Good university degree in computer science or related technical discipline
•    Verbal and written working proficiency in English and German
Preferred skills:
•    Familiarity with development on Linux
•    Familiarity with test driven development and continuous integration (Gerrit, unit tests)
•    Experience with cloud infrastructure providers (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure)
•    Experience with container technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)

This is an entry-level position for recent or upcoming graduates with 0-2 years work experience.




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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