Development Manager - Network Engineering


July 22, 2021

Requisition ID: 285746
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Management
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.
As part of SAP Ariba’s core business unit and Cloud Operations, works with an experienced operations team in bringing the “Ariba Commerce Cloud” to the next level. The Cloud Engineering services team is responsible for delivering $170B in annual business commerce to thousands of Ariba global enterprise customers and suppliers in a 24X7 environment.
The Cloud Engineering services team is looking for a Development manager to help in building next-gen cloud infrastructure on public cloud and bare metal environments. Are you passionate individual who wants an opportunity to learn new things while horning your skills using modern cloud and networking technologies with deep understating of various products, such as AWS, Azure, GCP, Terraform, Ansible, CDN, Cisco ACI, Arista, Palo Alto, BGP, F5 GTM/LTM/ASM, Container networking, VXLAN. Do you thrive in a team with strong engineers to learn from and where all members of the engineering team, including management are close to the code and making technical contributions? If so, then this is the right job for you! Help us shape the future.

About the Team

We are the Network Engineering team part of Cloud Engineering services supporting Ariba product infrastructure. We provide Network infrastructure, best practices and technologies for application teams to build and run software in the cloud. You will be responsible to establish and grow a team of engineers who work within the global Infrastructure and platform team as well as leverage strong local presence of other departments that will aid in our success.

The Role

  • Lead a Network Engineering team. Because we work on the cutting edge, we need someone who is eager to learn, result-oriented, resourceful in getting things to work and productive working independently or collaboratively.
  • Be accountable for the quality, experience, readiness and timely delivery of all features produced by your team.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of sound Network and Security engineering principles and best practices for implementation and supporting it. Be capable of driving projects end to end.
  • Enable quality excellence within product units through test techniques, process, frameworks and automation.
  • Manage the lifecycle of employees – e.g. recruiting/retaining, developing/guiding/motivating, managing performance
  • Work closely/collaborate across roles, functions and teams, as well as with colleagues in other countries and also customers/partners when needed.
  • Understand and play an active role in all aspects of the development process for both new and existing functionality.
  • Stay current on technology and understand how it may fit into or advance our strategic direction


  • University degree in Computer Science (or related subject)
  • Excellent people management skills, strong dedication to people development and mentoring
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Team player with outstanding interpersonal skills and a high degree of personal initiative
  • Ability to encourage innovation and foster a high-energy and focused environment
  • Identify and define a targeted audience strategy and a messaging approach
  • Create an environment of continuous learning and improvement, where people actively seek to coach and help with team and peer development

Work Experience

  • 5+ years of work experience as a manager in Network Engineering/ network Infrastructure is a plus
  • Prior experience in delivering cloud software is strongly desired
  • Prior experience with Cloud environment such as AWS, Azure or GCP, hybrid model is strongly desired
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • 10+ years of experience with Networking technologies and networking products such Cisco, Cisco ACI, F5, Palo Alto, VXLAN, EVPN, BGP, RSTP

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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Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
Additional Locations: Virtual - USA