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Quality Specialist - SAP HANA Job
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Job Description

Requisition ID: 89349
Work Area: Software-Development Operations
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time




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.


The SAP HANA Database is the basis for new, ground-breaking SAP applications and is the de facto standard as database development platform for all current and future SAP products, within the cloud, and on premise. 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 businessprocesses with a dramatic increase in performance. And the SAP HANA Database represents the cutting-edge of in-memory relational databases!


We - the SAP HANA database core team of developers and support engineers designed an engine that performs massive parallel in-memory processing of huge data sets, to offer extremely fast real-time responses for analytic queries. HANA can also retrieve and classify unstructured data from text documents in SAP applications and can control access to unstructured data in underlying systems like provided by Hadoop. An essential part of this team is the quality assurance team, which is responsible for the SAP HANA DB development support (mainly to customers) and the quality of the SAP HANA DB. We seek graduates and experienced people to extend our quality support/assurance team.

If you believe you have:
* "Spock-like" analytical and logical thinking skills to identify and understand complex problems and dependencies
* "Scotty-like" engineering skills to magically workaround technical issues and want to know HANA technologies inside-out
* "Uhura-like" communication skills to efficiently deal with customers

… and want to explore new horizons, then you should apply right now!

As a Quality Specialist in the SAP HANA database development support team at SAP Labs Vancouver you will be working with a group of exceptionally talented and motivated colleagues.

You will need to:
* Debug complex database engine problems of customers and SAP internal stakeholders and report and track product issues back to development (development support).
* Closely cooperate with developers: set up systems and scenarios and enable developers to provide fixes in the shortest possible time period.
* Analyze performance and scalability of the SAP HANA databases.
* Stay eager and be excited about continuously learning in the areas of database, application and server technology.

Your responsibilities will also include:
* Provide feedback to and work hand-in-hand with development to continuously improve supportability features and the documentation.
* Provide and improve official documentations and notes.
* Ensure that new regression tests are written and/or take over other internal- or performance tests.
* Interact with colleagues in 3 time zones worldwide.

* We seek a quality specialist; work experience in database/customer support is also welcome.
* We are looking for candidates who are committed to a technology career path.


We require that you meet the core competencies and skills listed below.
* Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related subject
* Very good analytical skills.
* Good knowledge of data base architectures.
* Advanced LINUX and UNIX skills and experience with server technologies.
* Familiar with debugging and analyzing complex problems.
* Excellent knowledge of SQL.
* Good knowledge in programming languages: Python and Shell-Scripting, C++.
* Eagerness to improve quality of complex software written in C++.
* Good written and verbal communication skills in English.
* Initiative and the desire to improve.
* Ability to work well in close teamwork in an distributed team over several international

Bonus if you have experience with:
* Using code profilers.
* Using C++ debuggers (like GDB).
* Distribution strategies for data or tasks.
* Distributed file systems.
* German is a plus.




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.

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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.