SAP Development Expert - SF Suite Job in Shanghai, China

Requisition ID: 207939

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.

At SAP SuccessFactors we have started a Human Revolution. Using the latest technology, we are unlocking human potential and transforming our customer’s workforces in ways they never imagined. We are digitally transforming their businesses into the next generation of intelligent enterprises. Because people are at the heart of every business transformation and people are the heart of our business. The SAP SuccessFactors product suite spans core human resources and payroll, analytics-based hiring and customized onboarding, continuous performance management, intelligent succession and more. We operate the largest HCM Cloud in the world, supporting over 120 million users with over a billion transactions for customers across 26 industries in over 90 countries. Our co-located agile teams have end-to-end ownership of product, design, development, release, user assistance, and cloud operations capabilities. We are looking for the best talent to join our team and deliver continuous innovations in the cloud, while bringing purpose to their lives and more meaning to their work. Join us today and become a part of the Human Revolution.

Position Overview

The modern workforce is a global workforce. Managing a global workforce presents challenges, but it also presents an opportunity to attract, engage, and retain talent across borders using the best in technology. SAP SuccessFactors HCM solution is a flexible, cloud-based global core HR solution that helps businesses keep up with rapid workforce change. Built for modern and global workforces, SAP SuccessFactors suite team focus on integrating among Successfactors’ products to ensure consistence between different SAP Successfactors modules and integration among Successfactors and SAP other products.

This is a Development Expert role with immense potential for growth. The potential candidate would work closely with other members of the team and other functional groups within SAP SuccessFactors and SAP other teams.

  • Makes independent decisions on architectural problems and methods.

  • Performs assignments that may require the development of new or improved architectural techniques and procedures

  • Identifies, evaluates, and implements solutions using application best practices, current architectures, and technologies to meet current and future needs

  • Works and communicates with cross-functional teams to accomplish assignments

  • Guides junior members in the team to achieve project goals


  • Set the technical vision and strategy within Cloud HCM product team and influence technology and Innovation

  • Make independent decisions on architectural problems and methods; contributes to the development of new or improved architectural techniques

  • Work and communicates with cross-functional teams across the world to accomplish assignments

  • Own complete software development lifecycle – designing, leading implementation and testing of new features within a fast paced, agile environment

  • Ensure the delivery of quality releases; define and execute against project plans and delivery commitments;

  • Guide junior members in the team to achieve project goals

Skills & Competencies

  • Prior success as a software engineer, subject matter expert, and strategic influencer on the direction of the product design and development

  • History of engineering cultural change including CI/CD, Chaos Engineering, and Microservices or API first development

  • Manage discreet application development teams to meet the needs of business needs at the appropriate levels of sourcing

  • Strong technical skills with technologies like Java/J2EE, Hibernate, Spring, SAP HANA, UI Technologies and OData protocols to develop modem cutting edge software that performs and scales in cloud environment

  • Server and Service oriented - Knowledge in Java backend development (tomcat, JEE, dependency injection, and more) mandatory

  • Sound knowledge in Object Oriented Programming Principles, Design Patterns and Software Architecture, especially in new age Cloud solutions

  • Capable of creating High level and low-level design document

  • Knowledge of lean development infrastructure process including Git, TeamCity,Jenkins etc.. and exposure to Continuous Delivery practices

  • Consistently improve all aspect of Non-Functional Requirements(NFR) associated with each feature of SaaS Application delivered on Public and Private Cloud

  • Have experience on performance tuning / troubleshooting based on profiling tool, like JProfiler

  • Capable of working in multinational team divided across different time zones and locations

  • Have good analytical thinking and problem-solving skills

Bonus if you have experience with:

  • Working knowledge of Scrum, Test Driven Development, performance testing or data correctness/integrity testing

  • Experience in Agile development process

  • Building software that has to scale to thousands of users concurrently

  • Experience in developing under micro-services architecture

  • Exposure to building large scale application deployed on public cloud like AWS , AZURE etc .

  • As part of S2DLC (Secure Software Development Cycle) Perform security scans for UI, Backend and Database vulnerabilities contribute to stakeholders responsible for security and risk assessments

Work Experience & Qualification

  • Requires 10 years of professional experience in developing Java/J2EE based enterprise web-based application,

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English.

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science or related field required, Master preferred.



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 .


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