Software Architect Job (Reston, VA, US, 20191)

Requisition ID: 243538 Work Area: Software-Development Operations 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.
Software Architect

Location: Reston, VA

Welcome to the Human Revolution! Join a company that can bootstrap your career, accelerate your development, recognize and reward your contributions.

For every company, people are their most important asset. SAP SuccessFactors is the platform that empowers employees to perform at their best, and for the business to streamline the way they handle HR.

We’re a multi-tenant SaaS offerings company, automating HR-centric processes—encompassing the entire lifecycle of employee and business partner engagement. We have 7000+ customers, 100+ million users and peak daily transaction rates of 1 BILLION+ per day.

We are looking for talented people who share in our vision to deliver continuous innovation in the cloud that makes our customers successful. Join our high-energy, high-output, creative colleagues who inspire and challenge each other toward excellence. 

We have:      

Best in the cloud space HCM application suited for Web and mobile devices
Frameworks and platform built with cutting edge technologies, which can be customized to customer’s extreme needs
Flat hierarchy Agile SCRUM environment with development responsibilities that span across all layers of the application
Opportunities to explore a different solution, show the hacker side of you and be part of social cause
A team of aces to work with.

As a Software Architect your typical day might include:

Arbitrate technology decisions across SuccessFactors Learning teams
Contribute code to the Learning product
Author clear technical documentation and presentations to communicate architecture and design options to educate engineering teams and product managers
Conduct experiments to prove hypotheses and model out solutions
Mentor and coach engineers
Influence SuccessFactors technology standards, guidelines & principles in collaboration with other domain teams
Communicate updates in technology through scrum ceremonies and team meetings
Develop broad knowledge of capabilities and constraints across SuccessFactors, SAP and integrated external systems affecting your domain
Create a delightful experience for SuccessFactors customers and partners that is secure, scalable and performant

Education and Skills:

CS Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
5+ years of experience developing high volume SaaS-based solutions
2+ years of experience as a tech lead with a proven track record of designing at scale, distributed, highly available, fault-tolerant applications and services
Experienced in Web Services, APIs, Java, Public Cloud (e.g. Azure, AWS, GCP), Application Security
Experience in coding in multiple programming languages

Lead the strategy

Contribute to business domain strategy in SuccessFactors Learning product area based on technology advancements
Be a trusted advisor to engineering management & align technology vision with their business and technology priorities
Maintain strategic alignment with product strategy and external stakeholders such as customers, partners and vendors
Lead teams across SuccessFactors Learning product using One SuccessFactors and One SAP Mindsets
Contribute to and maintain strategic alignment with technology strategy, aligning teams within SuccessFactors Learning product area
Create a leading brand by speaking at internal meetings and architect forums

Plan, Execute & Operate

Create an architectural blueprint for part of a SuccessFactors Learning domain in collaboration with product, engineering, and senior architects
Create, influence and apply domain-specific architecture views & viewpoints
Balance long term and near-term priorities
Drive adoption of technology standards within a domain
Design solution architecture to ensure a scalable, performant, highly available secure software product
Actively participate in design and code reviews
Prevent and fight significant business impacting technological fires within SuccessFactors Learning domain

Lead the change

Challenge wasteful processes and practices with business-relevant alternatives
Be bold and communicate upwards conflicts between innovation and standardization
Guide teams to critically analyze requirements to do the right thing, not just what they are asked to do

Ready yourself and your team

Recruit and interview engineers
Wear any hat needed for the team's success
Participate and be vocal in SuccessFactors architect’s community 

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.

To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable 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. (Americas: or , APJ: , EMEA: C ). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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