Full Stack Cloud Development Architect

SAP - Palo Alto, CA4.3

Requisition ID: 185239
Work Area: Software-Development Operations
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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The Development Architect will be a key member of the Cloud Architecture and Engineering organization. This team is focused on R&D arround next generation cloud stack that will be and is responsible for HANA Cloud Computing infrastructure development. The architect will serve as a primary technical advisor and lead in the definition and development of in-memory computing-related systems for enterprise cloud. Senior systems architect of Petascale in-memory computing infrastructure.


Design, implementation supervision, and support of next gen hardware and software infrastructure for SAPcloud computing initiatives both within SAP and with partners
Serve as a primary architect for the Cloud Architecture engineering team in enterprise cloud
Drive the evaluation and adoption of emerging VM/container technologies in support of HANA cloud computing initiatives
Define, own and drive the control plane design (VM based) for cloud scale storage and network architectures.
Engage with HANA development team to incorporate next generation/cloud-based technologies into platform/product
Serve as key technical lead for partner-based projects
Help drive the investigation and specification of system solutions involving the integration of multiple layers of the SAP stack, including applications, database, system software, and hardware

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering
10 years of in-depth experience with architecting, planning, designing and executing systems-related projects within enterprise, hosting, and/or cloud-centric data centers
5 years of project management /management experience in fast paced environment
World-class innovator, deep understanding, and hands-on comfort with hardware systems and building Virtualization platforms (VMware, Xen) or Operating Systems (Linux, Solaris)
Applicant must have at least ten years of programming experience (C, Python, Go and other infrastructure frameworks) and developing software for Linux systems
Proficient in network protocols and stack (Ethernet, RDMA) and software defined storage platforms for file, block and object
Must be able to work onsite in Palo Alto, CA, local candidates preferred
The ideal candidate would be able to start January 2019
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Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

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