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SAP Expert/Senior Developer (f/m/d) for Kubernetes Service (Gardener) in Walldorf, Germany

Requisition ID: 278000

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Location: Walldorf

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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If you are interested in cloud development based on cutting-edge technology like Kubernetes and building-up an active open source community, you will find an inspiring and professional environment for your learning and growth. As an Expert/Senior Developer and Cloud Engineer (f/m/d), you will be working in a technically high skilled team located in Walldorf and you will design, develop and run a Kubernetes cloud service within the context of SAP Cloud Platform Foundational Plane. We emphasize engineering excellence, foster autonomous teamwork and a trust-based working model. Collaboration with other teams in an international environment will be a regular part of your work.


• An excellent university degree (bachelor, diploma, master, PhD) in computer science or related fields like software engineering, physics or mathematics.

• Strong hands-on experience in cloud native development, cloud computing, distributed systems and container management technologies such as Kubernetes

• Well-founded hands-on experience in (cloud) infrastructure services and technologies, e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, VMWare, OpenShift

• Excellent knowledge in at least one scripting and one programming language (Go preferred)

• Strong experience with Unix/Linux

• Good communication skills in German and English language


An ideal candidate should bring at least 8 years of relevant work experience as a developer


The Kubernetes core team is adopting the Kubernetes open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized SAP solutions and business applications. Evolving and enhancing SAP’s open source project “Gardener” as SAP’s way to provide a homogeneous and universal Kubernetes-based container management is the key deliverable of this team, in close collaboration with the other teams in other SAP locations. Project “Gardener” is providing solutions to run and orchestrate Kubernetes clusters on public cloud, hybrid or SAP owned infrastructures for a variety of enterprise use cases.


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