SAP Linux System Administrator for SAP HANA Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 130483

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Graduate

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.

As the cloud company powered by SAP HANA®, SAP is a market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP applications and services enable our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

At SAP, we believe in the power of collaboration and empower our employees to perform at their best in an environment that encourages free and open expression of ideas. You’ll work alongside creative thinkers who share your interests, while turning big ideas into reality for our customers. With innovative job training, mentors to help you grow, and the flexibility to balance your work and personal life, you’ll be able to get more out of your career. It’s no wonder that some of the sharpest minds from around the world are working for a company that is consistently recognized as a global top employer.

Now it’s your turn to take the next step and help make the world Run Simple.


As a member of the SAP HANA Infrastructure team you are equally in charge for preparing the playgrounds for new innovative development tasks as well as for constructing and operating a stable productive environment to support our fully automated development process. Backed by a data center full of high end servers we do more than just Continuous Integration. We do state-of-the-art C development based on Open Source components like Linux, Jenkins, Bugzilla, Gerrit, Git, CMake and Python that have proven to be a solid base for large scale development. Be excited about all the impressive things we do in addition to produce great software.


As a Linux System Administrator in the SAP HANA Database team you will be working with a group of exceptionally talented and motivated colleagues. You will need to:

  • Develop and improve our Linux environment (SuSE & RedHat)

  • Analyze & fix Linux issues together with the HANA C developers

  • Test & integrate new tools to improve the productivity of the HANA development

Your tasks will also include:

  • Close cooperation with the SAP HANA Database development, enabling core developers to provide new coding in quality as fast as possible

  • Continuously improve the quality of the SAP HANA Database Linux environment


We require that you meet the core competencies and skills listed below:

  • Basic programming knowledge (Python or Perl and Shell-Scripting)

  • Advanced skills & experience with Linux/ Unix, network & storage system

  • Very good analytical skills, familiarity with root cause analysis, debugging and analyzing complex problems

  • Knowledge of cutting-edge Linux tools & technologies

  • Strong will to take the initiatives and learn new technologies in evolving environment

  • Ability to work well in close teamwork in an distributed team over several international locations

  • German and English both spoken and written

A plus will be skills in:

  • Using Git, Gerrit, Jenkins & Bugzilla APIs

  • C knowledge

  • GNU Make, CMake, Ninja

  • Cluster file systems (GPFS, OCFS)

  • Experience in DBMS Administration and Operations


  • 0 - 2 years

  • Graduates welcome!



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.

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