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Are you passionate about C++ 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: http://youtu.be/-9pKaVplBGo

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

Low-level Data Management and Query Execution
High performance query execution on huge data sets requires in HANA’s column-oriented data store a sophisticated transactional data management and highly optimized evaluation algorithms, and optimizations for latest and upcoming hardware technologies like RDMA and NVM. If you dare, and if you like working on highly abstract topics, you’re more than welcome to apply! 

SAP HANA as top-notch distributed Relational Database
Lots of additional functions and algorithms are required on top of the column store to realize HANA as a cost-efficient high performance distributed database, with high availability guarantees, and with support for multiple query languages and domain-specific extensions. We’re strengthening our team across the board!

SAP HANA Performance Team
Performance is a key asset of the SAP HANA database. We operate a dedicated team to work on performance related topics. You will primarily analyze and optimize existing and planned system components written in C++. Furthermore, you analyze, optimize and consult on internal and external stakeholder scenarios. Additionally, the team helps safeguard future releases against performance regressions.

SAP HANA Spatial and Graph Engines
HANA comes with extraordinary support for spatial data and for graph queries. The teams develop and implement specialized high-performance algorithms and indices, and conducts research on new ways to process spatial and graph data.

SAP HANA Database Diagnostics
HANA diagnostics include various system views, system procedures providing insight into HANA engines / resource usage and tracing features from logical execution plan to thread level analysis. As part of this team, you collect requirements, create designs and enhance / implement new features. You will work with various HANA components to provide diagnostic features with strong customer focus, to provide diagnostics helping the customers to efficiently use HANA. 

In all focus areas, you can expect to…
•    Write software implementations using C++
•    Write regression tests for your own code using various programming languages (e.g. C++, Python, SQL) and testing frameworks (e.g. Google C++ Testing Framework)
•    Conduct code reviews and code audits to spot opportunities for improvements with respect to usability, testability, supportability, or potential performance penalties


Required skills:
•    Strong C++ programming skills and experience in implementing performance-critical algorithms
•    Good knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and software design
•    Familiarity with relational database management systems
•    Ability to analyze and debug complex problems
•    Good university degree in computer science or related technical discipline
•    Verbal and written working proficiency in English and German

Preferred skills:
•    Familiarity with C++ development on linux
•    Familiarity with continuous integration concepts and tools e.g. Git, Gerrit
•    Experience with code-analysis tools e.g. Valgrind, Intel Amplifier, Cppchecker
•    Experience with test driven development and continuous integration (gerrit, unit tests)
•    Python programming skills


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.

Graduates Welcome!



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.


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, sensory 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 contact us at Careers.Germany@sap.com. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Requisition ID: 157368 Work Area: Software-Design and Development Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-RotExpected Travel: 0 - 10% Career Status: Early Talent Employment Type: Regular Full Time Additional Locations:  

About SAP

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