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Position Description & Responsibilities
As an experienced z/OS Assembler developer, you understand the importance of the mainframe in the world today. The ideal candidate will become a member of a team working on industry leading data movement software products used by companies around the world.  Using agile development, you will help deliver software that will supply SAP HANA with data from mainframe sources like DB2 and legacy CICS/COBOL



Primary Roles/Responsibilities:
Create or augment new or existing technical specifications, clearly defining the programming effort required for new and changing programs, and interfaces to existing products
Provide estimates for the programming effort defined in the technical specifications
Identify potential roadblocks and develop around them
Develop code that matches the prototype and specification, is maintainable and, as necessary, portable to other environments
Perform problem determination for production release and create source code changes to provide solutions
Complete implementation within time estimates
Assist Technical Writer in developing technical documentation, and review materials for technical accuracy
Mentor other Developers, Support or Quality Assurance in understanding product architecture, new functionality, and in identifying strategies for problem resolution
Occasionally contact customers to understand problems or to provide a technical explanation
Perform other duties as required
Plan the implementation of new products and enhancements as reflected by the architecture

Required Skills/Competencies:
Proficient in z/OS Assembler and C programming languages
In-depth knowledge of z/OS internals and operating system component internals.
Solid understanding of how to utilize system user exits and other system extension techniques
Significant knowledge of and practical experience with z/OS programming languages and software development techniques
Significant knowledge in CICS and MQ Series environments
Sufficient knowledge of TCP/IP
Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills using system dumps
Self-motivated / takes initiative
Ability to meet deadlines
Ability to write code that is maintainable, extendible and has minimal bugs
Ability to understand requirements and ask appropriate questions for clarification, as necessary
Ability to analyze marketing requirements and external prototypes and to identify design and implementation alternatives
Ability to understand and adhere to the project goal without necessarily agreeing with it
Agile development experience and/or knowledge is preferred.


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. #SAPHANAcareers


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: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Additional Locations :  Requisition ID: 158681  Work Area: Software-Development Operations
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  Career Status: Professional  Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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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