SAP Development Manager for SAP HANA Machine Learning Job in Shanghai, China

Requisition ID: 197733

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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The SAP HANA product organization with 1000 highly motivated employees design and produce SAP’s cutting edge database products including SAP HANA. A key area of the SAP HANA platform is to provide capabilities for predictive analytics and machine learning. Already today, the platform provides about 100 machine learning algorithms out-of-the-box and integrates with leading predictive and machine learning servers like R Server and Google TensorFlow.

You will lead a talented development team in Shanghai collaborating in a distributed setup with colleagues in USA and Germany and you will work closely with other parts of the HANA development organization as well as other SAP teams related to machine learning. The development team is responsible to provide a high-performance and modern machine learning framework as part of the SAP HANA platform and to deliver an excellent product quality and product experience which fosters customer adoption.

Within our team, we practice a trust-based working model. If you need to work flexibly from another location or at another time you can do so given your manager’s agreement.


You are responsible for the product success of machine learning within the SAP HANA platform and to establish a high-performing engineering team in Shanghai.

As a manager of the Shanghai HANA Machine Learning team you manage the development team, and contribute to the HANA product roadmap as well as the strategy for machine learning in close collaboration with product management, align stakeholder requirements from customers, partners and SAP-internal applications and represent SAP HANA machine learning to senior management.

You are responsible for supporting the success of your direct reports within the larger team by helping them to identify development opportunities and supporting the team members to achieve their goals. You are responsible for building a high performing team concerning engineering and social aspects. This includes hiring the best people from within and outside the company, fostering motivation and integration of employees as well as team learning and development.


Required skills

  • Successful working experience in building and leading a software engineering teams of 3 years

  • Excellent software engineering and architecture skills

  • Database – in specific SAP HANA – and machine learning knowledge

  • Excellent knowledge of SAP-internal and external technologies

  • Proven knowledge of agile software engineering principles

  • Customer orientation with a strong focus on innovation

  • Demonstrated ability to gain understanding of new subject areas quickly

  • Good people and conflict management skills

  • Ability to work and communicate in an international intracompany network

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • University degree (Bachelor or Master) in computer science, physics, mathematics, or comparable

  • Strong team player

Preferred skills

  • Extensive project management skills cross teams and geographical boundaries

  • Willingness to continuously learn

  • Technical understanding of today’s on-premise and cloud environments is a clear advantage

  • Knowledge of SAP environment and SAP development processes is an advantage

  • Missing skills can be obtained on-the-job.




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