SAP (Senior) Developer for the SAP HANA Research & Development Team_Potsdam Job in Potsdam, Germany

Requisition ID: 128664

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Location: Potsdam

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

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.


Our team has the mission to design and develop a massively scalable, multi-tenant aware and extremely fast data management engine. We are at the very beginning of the project phase, still in research mode. Our goal is to expand from a research prototype to a productive version of the engine. In this process we will make use of the newest technology stacks and cooperation possibilities with universities and research institutes.

We are looking for C developers to bring their talents to the SAP HANA Research & Development team.


As a developer in the SAP HANA Research & Development team you will be working with a group of exceptionally talented and motivated colleagues.

You will need to:

  • Identify relevant technology trends and drive education in related domains

  • Write meticulous software implementations throughout the whole software stack

  • Perform code reviews and audits to spot opportunities for improvements with respect to usability, testability, supportability, or potential performance penalties

  • 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)

  • Be able to multiply your existing skills and seek new areas for personal development

  • Be a strong, committed, reliable team player with a strong service ethic; as well as being a proactive networker, a self-starter and self-motivated.

  • Your tasks will include developing new concepts in the following areas:

  • Massive scale-out

  • Low latency networking

  • Time critical protocols

  • Multi-tenancy concepts

  • Fault tolerance and security


  • Very good Doctoral, Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related fields

  • A solid foundation in computer science with strong competencies in data structure, algorithms, and software design

  • Expert C skills and experience in implementing performance critical algorithms

  • Willingness to take responsibilities, drive new developments, and work creatively on challenging and groundbreaking development tasks in accordance with the highest technical standards, plus a high level of commitment, team-spirit, flexibility and initiative Preferred skills:

  • Knowledge of parallel, distributed algorithms

  • Knowledge of scripting language (for example in Python, Java script)

  • Experience with the state of the art development tools (Git, Gerrit, Bugzilla, CMake, …)

  • Knowledge in cloud scale distributed systems

  • Database knowledge

  • Knowledge in design patterns and object oriented programming WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Your work experience should mirror the required and preferred skills mentioned.


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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