SAP Development Architect Job in Palo Alto, California

Requisition ID: 127595

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.

Purpose & Objectives

SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer is the public cloud based CRM solution from SAP. Leveraging the state of the art cloud technologies, the solution consists of sales, service and social engagement applications and is developed by an international team with locations in Rot/Germany, Bangalore/India and Palo Alto/USA.

The SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer Platform & Integration Architecture team is responsible for defining the overall architecture for the Platform & Integration topic area. In this regard, the team works with the application development teams in defining and refining architecture concepts, mentoring the teams in course of the development and also working closely with partners and customers to ensure the success of the product as a whole. In addition, this team is also responsible for development and productizing infrastructure tools to ensure that the product is able to fulfil the defined SLA’s for the product.

The SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer Platform & Integration Architecture team, is looking for an experienced Development Architect, to be based out of the Palo Alto/USA, to drive architecture consistency across the product unit with special focus on performance and scalability aspects of the product.

Expectations & Tasks

The individual must be motivated and self-driven to proactively look into architecture improvements in a fast moving environment.

  • Analyze and identify potential architectural improvement topics in the area of performance and scalability across all aspects of the SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer solution & platform.

  • Publish architecture guidelines, concepts and best practices for application teams in order to ensure that the apps are built to perform and scale in a cloud environment.

  • Work with platform teams to make improvements in the core platform protocols, including running joint POCs to verify and validate improvements

  • Work with customers / partners on a need basis to analyze specific issues, make recommendations and also roll-in the feedback into the product

  • Define and develop tooling to enable quick identification of customer issues and be able to provide right contextual information to resolve these issues.

Required Experience

  • At least 8 years of work experience overall with 2 year’s experience in Cloud for Customer / Business ByDesign stack.

  • Minimum 5 years of ABAP development experience throughout the entire software stack (backend, process integration, UI development)

  • Established role of a Technical Architect, with a strong technical background and competencies, and a track record of individual technical accomplishments

  • Sound knowledge in Object Oriented Programming Principles, Design Patterns, and Software Architecture

  • Good understanding of the Cloud for customer product architecture

  • Strong background in performance analysis and track record of recommending improvement based on analysis (e.g. SAT trace, JS trace, Chrome Dev tools etc.)

  • Strong understanding of the ABAP app server architecture including session management, logon groups, shared memory, ICM etc.

  • Experience with Javascript, Java (or other JVM languages), SAPUI5 (or other UI development framework like AngularJS, React) including app development on HCP would be a plus

  • Ability to network across the organization, and exhibit the desire to learn, innovate and explore & lead topics

Required Skills

  • Ability to understand and master new technologies quickly

  • Strong focus on quality and generating results

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


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