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Waterloo ON Permanent Posted: Saturday, 9 November 2019
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

Requisition ID: 213161
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.

Success means different things to different people, so we go to great lengths to ensure that all our employees have every chance to succeed - on their own terms. That's because we firmly believe that your success leads to ours. At SAP, we're huge believers in work-life balance. With us, you'll find job flexibility and career coaching, without compromising any of your valuable time at home.

SAP employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits:

  • Commuter subsidy for your mass transit commute to work
  • Lunch on Us meal subsidy
  • Venngo discount program
  • Free pop and juice
  • Foosball, pool, and ping pong tables on site

Oh, and did we mention you get to work with some of the most influential companies on the planet to revolutionize the world?


SAP is revolutionizing the database platform by using ground breaking in-memory technology through advancement in main memory computing, multi-core processing, distributed systems, and data management. The SAP databases are the basis for a disruptive technology that fosters new design thinking in the application space. They leverage technology innovation to establish Real Time analysis of business data and combines both transactions and analytics to improve existing business processes with a dramatic increase in performance.

We are currently seeking highly talented and motivated development engineers to work on our SAP Products and Database Technology. As a successful candidate for this role, you have excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, fluency in coding and systems design, solid communication skills, and a desire to solve complex problems of scale which are uniquely SAP. You will have the opportunity to contribute your expertise to a wide range of database server products that deal with row store, column store in an SMP and distributed system environment (SAP HANA and SAP IQ). You will use your skills and your initiative to improve the functionality and performance of these systems. You will develop and enhance core components of these Servers in a wide variety of areas (such as query processing, database store and access methods, and distributed subsystems such as Distributed Resource Management, Cluster Lock Manger, and so on). In addition to current technology, you will work on new exciting technologies in the field of in-memory and distributed computing to assure SAP's continuous leadership in the marketplace.


  • Design, implement, test, document, and maintain various modules within SAP database Servers and specifically SAP HANA and SAP IQ
  • Identify areas of improvements to current design and advocate alternative method to enhance the database servers
  • Design, debug, analyze and resolve complex database engine problems of customers and SAP internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate with architects and development leads on the design and implementation of future cloud data warehousing initiatives
  • Partner with engineering teams in different geographic locations to diagnose and resolve design issues and customer reported problems
  • Articulate technical information clearly
  • Prioritize tasks, develops detailed design, and estimate effort required to completion of projects
  • Generate IP and Publish Technical white papers for SAP Database Customers
  • Analyze the performance and scalability of SAP database products
  • Participate in the end-to-end agile software development cycle
  • Champion quality by consistently producing high-quality deliverables of significant complexity


  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science or computer engineering with a minimum of 3 years of software development experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and debugging skills
  • Design and implementation experience in database architectures, including distributed database systems
  • Hands-on experience on using a variety of data structures and algorithms to implement new functionality or enhance existing functionality in the most efficient and scalable manner
  • Advanced Linux and UNIX skills and experience (specifically with multi-threaded architecture, synchronization mechanism particularly in distributed systems)
  • Strong knowledge of C/C++ with expertise in database internals and/or operating system internals
  • Able to multi-task and work independently and take initiative to prioritize and resolve problems
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • System-level design expertise such as operating system drivers, file systems, access methods, query processing, query optimization, memory management, multi-threading and concurrency control, and networking
  • Experience in distributed computing development, such as distributed database design, cluster file system, cluster lock management, and cloud virtualization and storage technologies


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: (see below) or (see below), APJ: (see below), EMEA: (see below) ).

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

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Waterloo ON, Canada
2019-11-09 4:51:28 AM

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