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Job Description

Requisition ID: 157487 
Work Area: Information Technology 
Location: St. Leon Rot or Dresden
Expected Travel: 0 - 10% 
Career Status: Professional 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 




As you know, 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 Simple.

We empower 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. Here, you 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’re able to build 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.



SAP Cloud Infrastructure Services is the trusted technology partner to support SAP´s business transformation to THE Cloud Company. We strive to provide best-in-class IT Infrastructure Services from data centers to workplace for SAP to increase productivity of SAP employees and act as a showcase.

The Infrastructure Operations organization (CIS IO) within SAP Cloud Infrastructure Services is the core of SAP’s cloud success by providing cloud infrastructure and operations support for several cloud-based IT services SAP is delivering on a global scale. To run these highly scalable and secure cloud infrastructures 7x24 we leverage technologies from VMware, OpenStack and Google Cloud Platform, support various operating systems and required management tools/processes on top.

Within our Cloud Platform Operations unit, we are building a new group to support SAPs collaboration with Google and establish a HANA Cell and Linux Server Admin team. You will be one of the new cloud infrastructure experts joining a fast-paced growth project and join us shaping the way SAP delivers best-in-class cloud infrastructure operations!


  • Technical lead for the Google Cloud Platform Hana Cell Server Management team, coordinate and prioritize the tasks and closely interact with the management team
  • Conceptual design, configuration and administration of HANA Cell server landscape for the SAP Google Cloud Platform setup (with focus on Linux operating systems)
  • Drive innovation to optimize, automate and standardize the operational delivery processes
  • Manage the daily infrastructure operations to ensure high availability
  • Strong collaboration with other units – network engineers, service managers, architects
  • Troubleshoot across the technology stack - expert level issue resolution
  • Understand the architecture of SAP’s HANA Cells and deliver 3rd Level expert operations support
  • Experience in running cloud infrastructure environments from an end-to-end perspective: ideally covering compute, network and storage up to hypervisor and cloud platform level
  • Change, Incident, Problem and Escalation management


Required skills

  • University degree or similar education in Software Engineering, Computer Science or Engineering
  • Expert knowledge in server operating systems (Linux SuSE or Redhat)
  • Experience working in large-scale datacenter/cloud/network environments and related technologies
  • Experience in global project setups and driving assigned work streams results-driven
  • Lead function experience (team lead, product owner or project lead) and respective soft skills
  • You enjoy to work in a distributed organization of highly motivated and qualified individuals, we are looking for team players!
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including written and verbal English and German

Preferred skills

  • HANA and HANA Cell administration knowledge is obviously a game changer
  • Experience with public cloud service providers is a significant plus.
    (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure)
  • Virtualization knowledge (XEN, VMware) is of advantage
  • Automation Know-How and programming skills are a great plus
  • General knowledge about SAP solutions and products like HANA, ERP, BW and others


5 years professional experience, out of which minimum 3 years in similar position covering linux server administration in a large scale infrastructure setup in a functional lead role.




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.


About SAP

Business Objects is the world's leading business intelligence (BI) software company, with more than 39,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500. Business Objects helps organizations of all sizes create a trusted foundation for decision making, gain better insight into their business, and optimize performance. The company's innovative business intelligence suite, BusinessObjects(TM) XI, offers the BI industry's most advanced and complete solution for performance management, planning, reporting, query and analysis, and enterprise information management. BusinessObjects XI includes the award-winning Crystal line of reporting and data visualization software. Business Objects has also built the industry's strongest and most diverse partner community, and offers consulting and education services to help customers effectively deploy their business intelligence projects. Business Objects has dual headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and Paris, France. The company's stock is traded on both the Nasdaq (BOBJ) and Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0004026250 - BOB) stock exchanges.

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