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Senior Software Developer

Company: SAP
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 287982

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

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.


We, at the Pittsburgh Supply Chain Management team under the Products & Innovation board area, cater to innovations across product areas like Inventory Optimization (IBP for Inventory), Demand Sensing (IBP for Demand) and DDMRP (IBP for Demand Driven Replenishment).

As a Senior Developer on the IBP team, you will be working on the development of SAP's leading solution for Supply Chain Planning in the Cloud based on HANA. SAP has been the market leader in Enterprise Software for more than 40 years. Today, innovation continues to flourish at SAP with HANA in Memory Database at the core of the next generation of Enterprise Applications. The focus of the position is the development of a new module within the IBP Platform, but it can also extend to other modules that are also developed by our local teams in Pittsburgh like Demand Driven Replenishment, Inventory or Demand Sensing.

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  • Work in a cross-functional implementation team and is responsible for development focusing on design, coding, testing and quality assurance of complex product features using ABAP, SAP GUI, ABAP Eclipse Development, AMDPs, HANA, HANA Studio, SQL Script, JavaScript
  • Resolve complex issues within own area of expertise and support others in resolving issues
  • Show initiative and drive topics to resolution in a high level of quality, speed, reliability, and efficiency
  • Work closely together with others and share expertise to ensure product success
  • Constantly improve own work methods to gain state-of-the-art agile software engineering skills
  • Enhance skills beyond own core functional focus and work on other tasks for the benefit of the team
  • Write unit tests for own code using AUNIT and review unit tests of colleagues on the team
  • Write Automated Acceptance Tests in BDD style using Java, Cucumber and Selenium
  • Create a detailed test design incl. test system landscape definition and product standards, prepare tests (customizing & master data), author and execute manual and/or automated tests
  • Analyze test results and takes appropriate follow-up actions
  • Proficient knowledge and technical competencies of relevant programming languages and related development tools and processes
  • Share knowledge to help grow the capabilities of the team through presentations, mentoring, and coaching in your implementation team and product area
  • Mentor and guide junior team members acting as a multiplier for the team
  • Document code and test results
  • Document root cause analysis, workarounds, and solutions on internal and customer incidents
  • Support, provide maintenance and bug fixes on IBP DDR customer installations
  • Analyze and improve performance in the execution of the IBP DDR module
  • Analyze and debug code from other parts of the IBP Platform that directly or indirectly affect, create issues, or degrade performance in the IBP modules


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related Engineering field
  • Experience working with Databases, SQL and a programming with Database Scripting Languages like SQL Script
  • Experience writing complex queries and tuning them for performance
  • Good understanding of Object-Oriented Programming and its fundamental principles
  • At least 1 year of working experience designing and developing software with ABAP using OOP
  • Working experience developing software with Java
  • Working experience writing Unit Test
  • Understanding of TDD and BDD
  • Experience working in a SCRUM team
  • Analytical Thinking and Problem-Solving abilities expressing solutions in code
  • Ability and desire to learn new technologies and skills, specifically SAP related technology like HANA and ABAP
  • Experience debugging, diagnosing and fixing issues in own and peer's code
  • Skills working with HANA and writing SQL Script
  • Working experience writing Automated Acceptance Tests in Java using Selenium
  • Working experience developing and testing Web Applications with Java and JavaScript
  • Working experience developing with Web Services (ODATA is a plus)
  • Working experience with SAP Livecache
  • Working experience with a Supply Chain solution


  • At least 7 years of working experience developing Enterprise Applications


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 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:

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

Additional Locations:

Nearest Major Market: San Jose

Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Developer, Engineer, ERP, SAP, Database, Technology, Engineering

Keywords: SAP, Palo Alto , Senior Software Developer, Other , Palo Alto, California

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