SAP ABAP Basis Performance Engineer Job in Palo Alto, California

Requisition ID: 127600

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.


As ABAP Basis Performance Engineer within the Test Automation & Performance Engineering team for SAP Hybris Cloud for Customers will focus on sizing, performance test evaluation, analysis and contribute on the architecture for SAP Hybris Cloud for Customers as a cloud solution. This position will be part of a team of people and he/she should support internal developers and architects on the fining tuning and re-design of the application looking to improve scalability, stability and performance.

This individual should have excellent understanding of server/client architecture, application server optimization, database optimization, UI optimization and ABAP and JAVA as an application layers

This position will require to be a good team player, self-motivated and work without the need to have close supervision of the manager.


  • Ability to do analysis of raw and historical data to identify trending, patterns and performance bottlenecks in order to provide recommendation on how to prevent improve and prevent the situation

  • Understand business requirements and how those requirements impact system performance, stability or scalability of the system

  • HANA, ABAP and front end performance analysis

  • Solid understanding of performance testing practices and techniques

  • Good understanding of network, servers, OS, databases and their implications in scalability and sizing

  • Mentor other members of the team

  • Provide L3 support when performance problems are identified in productive cloud systems

  • Assume other duties as assigned


  • B.S. in Computer Science with 8 years of overall performance engineering; or a Master's Degree

  • Very strong analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Strong experience with ABAP performance tools like Business Transaction Analysis, Runtime Analysis, Workload Monitor, etc.

  • Experience with WEB performance testing tools like HTTP Watch, Fiddler, SUPA, etc.

  • Experience in database performance analysis including SAP HANA

  • Good understanding of network, operating systems, databases and JAVA/ABAP as platform for applications and web technologies

  • Understanding of SAP Cloud for Customer solution and application architecture will be a strong plus

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Outstanding problem solving and troubleshooting skills


  • Between 5-8 years of experience as support engineer for web application in global deployments

  • The preferred location is Palo Alto, CA; however, the candidate may work remote from anywhere in the US or Canada.


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Additional Locations: Virtual - USA