Developer Associate for HANA Cloud data federation and Gen AI



Software Engineering, Data Science
Seoul, South Korea
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

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SAP HANA is a global leader in high-performance mission-critical enterprise database systems and keeps growing as a core platform for enterprise data management and analytics. HANA Database Kernel Team is one of the core and privileged teams for SAP HANA development, covering a wide spectrum of technology components. It includes the core data integration features such as federation and replication, database migration service and cloud data export/import, workload management, client/server session management, metadata management, connectivity, elastic compute scaling, and even more. The team has contributed to the success of SAP HANA significantly with new innovations (holding more than 100 registered or filed patents) and feature delivery in quality.

The current challenge we face is integrating GenAI into our core topics like data federation and migration. More specifically, SAP HANA Cloud Database currently provides data federation feature where customer’s data is retrieved and fetched into HANA Cloud Database on the fly and then processed for analytics. It’s going to be extended to cover wide range of data sources and it requires deep knowledge of SQL and its dialects to attain the optimal performance. Due to the complexity in modeling, it’s necessary to leverage LLM to make the SQL dialect generation/translation in an automated fashion. It’ll greatly improve the performance of the development process and make data federation more secure and robust.

Expectation and Tasks:

As a developer of the team, you will be working with a group of exceptionally talented and motivated colleagues:

  • Develop SAP HANA Cloud Database with expertise in designing for scalability, reliability, and performance
  • Be responsible for timely and high-quality product delivery
  • Co-work with colleagues in North America and in Europe

Possible contribution areas:

  • Data management by federation and replication
  • Become an expert in SAP HANA Cloud as part of the SAP HANA Core team

Educations and Qualifications / Skills and Competencies​

As we hire various types of contributors, we are open for talents who have solid background on computer engineering and who are passionate to learn, grow fast, work professionally, and pursue real problem-solving with teamwork.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related fields
  • Extensibility: Extension development for VSCode or Business Application Studio
  • Experience in GenAI: Fine-tuning, Prompting, Completion API, function-calling
  • Experience in SQL, Python, Git
  • Expertise in C/C++
  • Responsibility, integrity, teamwork
  • Creative thinking, willingness and ability to learn quickly new concepts and technologies
  • SAP How-We-Work principles: (1) Build bridges, not silos; (2) Embrace differences; (3) Keep the promise; (4) Stay curious; (5) Tell it like it is


We build breakthroughs together

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

We win with inclusion

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.

SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and 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: [email protected]

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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

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Requisition ID: 389065 | Work Area: Software-Design and Development | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Graduate | Employment Type: Regular Full Time | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

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