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Software Engineer [Query optimization with AI]



Software Engineering, Data Science
Seoul, South Korea
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Software-Design and Development

Software Engineer [Query optimization with AI]

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We are seeking a Software Engineer, focusing on Query Optimization with AI. The successful candidate will be involved in a series of projects centered around optimizing SQL performance, developing tools to detect and address performance issues, and employing Artificial Intelligence techniques to improve query planning and optimization strategies.

Purpose And Objective

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, serving more than 55,000 worldwide enterprise customers (as of April/2021). HANA Core SQL Team is one of the core and privileged teams for SAP HANA Core development, covering a wide spectrum of technology components. It includes in-memory query processing on distributed environment and its optimization, SQL Script processing, database federation, NoSQL processing, 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.

Expectation And Tasks

As a developer of HANA Core SQL Team, you’ll be working with a group of exceptionally talented and motivated colleagues

  • Pledge to flex: Flexible working environment
  • Develop SAP HANA Database Core Engine both for cloud and on premise system
  • Co-work with colleagues in North America, in Europe and in Asia Pacific regions
  • Be responsible for timely and high-quality product delivery
  • Possible contribution areas
    • Using AI techniques to improve and optimize query plans.
    • Providing a summary of optimizations and performance hotspots and making comparative analyses.
    • Developing and maintaining a system for automatic regression management (long-term goal).

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
  • Strong understanding of Machine Learning algorithms and principles.
  • Good knowledge in data structures, algorithms, software design
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with new ideas and logical reasoning
  • Experience in C/C++
  • Experience in SQL, Python, Git
  • Basic level of English communication
  • Responsibility, integrity, teamwork

Preferred Qualifications (Plus Factors)

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Verbal and written working proficiency in English (intermediate)
  • Knowledge of AI-driven performance analysis and optimization.
  • Knowledge in database system including query processing and optimization
  • Fluency in modern C++ (C++ 11/14/17/20)
  • Fluency in SQL, python

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:
For SAP employees: Only permanent roles are eligible for the SAP Employee Referral Program, according to the eligibility rules set in the SAP Referral Policy. Specific conditions may apply for roles in Vocational Training.

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.
Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Requisition ID: 389076 | Work Area: Software-Design and Development | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

Requisition ID: 389076
Posted Date: Mar 6, 2024
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Seoul, KR, 06578

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