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Development Expert Job

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Development Expert Job

Development Expert Job

Date: Jul 22, 2018

City: Palo Alto, CA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 185489
Work Area: Software-Development Operations
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.
SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.

SAP Ariba is the world’s business commerce network. We help companies extend their business commerce processes into the Cloud, where they can use our Procurement solutions and the Ariba Network to find opportunities to cut costs, reduce risk, and grow revenue through better collaboration with trading partners. The Ariba Network is the world’s largest trading partner community with more than $600B of commerce flowing through and more than 1.7 million businesses in 190 countries around the world, with a new business joining Ariba Network every two minutes.


The Ariba Cloud Platform Engineering team is looking for a talented, passionate, hands-on seasoned principal engineer with proven architecture, design and implementation skills. In this role, you have the opportunity to accelerate the innovation and delivery of the Ariba cloud, the largest Business Network for collaborative commerce. The Network handles tens of terabytes of structured data and much greater volume of unstructured data. You will collaborate with designers, product managers, and experienced engineers to build out the next generation microservices based cloud platform and migrate the applications and services onto it. You will work with Java, SAP Hana, Kafka, Spring, NoSQL DBs, Business Process/Rules Engines and other cutting edge cloud technologies leveraging open standards to build out the platform and its applications.


  • Be a member of the core Ariba cloud platform engineering team and implement Ariba next generation platform.
  • Drive technology adoption and feature designs across product lines.
  • Provide leadership in all areas of the agile development process, development best practices, system architecture, design, implementation, and test automation.
  • Support teams in re-architecting applications into micro-services with distributed, federated data.
  • Drive the selection/creation of technologies, processes and tools for building, converting, migrating applications and their data to the new micro-services platform in an automated and phased manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in computer science or equivalent work experience
  • 12+ years of development experience developing production grade software
  • Significant level of expertise with designing, developing and delivering distributed micro-services based cloud platforms and applications to run at high scales and operationalizing them.
  • Demonstrated leadership and ownership of a large and innovative platform/middleware component that has been successfully deployed
  • Have a good grasp of how to solve for System Quality requirements around high availability, scalability, performance, security, resiliency, multi-tenancy, etc.
  • Significant experience with SQL and document-oriented databases, microservices, messaging middleware, and AWS.
  • Excellent coding skill with Java and Spring.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated independence, creativity and initiative and the ability to understand the company’s product architecture and business goals
  • Excellent analysis & design skills and ability to understand the big picture while being able to dive deep into required areas.
  • Experience with working with big data sets and modeling distributed transactional systems for scale.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience leading and influencing cross-functional teams.


Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own.
A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

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.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team. (Americas: or , APJ: , EMEA: ). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
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