SAP Mobile Strategy Involves iPad, Google Android

eWeek, USA / Internet – July 22, 2010

Following SAP´s acquisition of mobile-technology provider Sybase, some have been wondering how the deal is going to affect the company´s mobile strategy going forward. George Mathew, SAP´s general vice president and general manager for Business Intelligence & In-Memory Analytics, talked to eWEEK about SAP´s mobile philosophy with regard to burgeoning platforms such as Google Android and the Apple iPhone.”In the past 18 months, what we´ve been noticing is that device-specific experiences are the ones getting huge amounts of adoption,” he said during a July 22 interview with eWEEK. “There is a real compelling strategy for us to create a minimum baseline for how BI content is more actively shared between devices; that´s the starting point for creating device-specific experiences.” SAP´s $5.8 billion (€4.50 billion) acquisition of Sybase was widely regarded as the start of a major shift in the enterprise-software landscape. In addition to allowing SAP to stay competitive with Oracle via new revenue streams, it also opened the door for the company to consolidate and expand its mobile offerings via Sybase´s mobile technology

SAP Labs, UI Development Architect, River Team

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

For Personal Consideration: kevin.daprile@sap.com

Location:  Palo Alto, California USA

SAP’s Platform and Technology team within the office of the CTO (oCTO) is currently developing a next-generation, OD platform using the Cloud infrastructure with the objective of enabling SAP to deliver world-class OD applications. We are seeking highly-motivated, action-oriented leaders and offer the unique opportunity to shape an evolutionary application & platform UI that is a critical element of SAP’s go-forward strategy in the exciting OD segment.  As an UI architect of application & platform you will be responsible for working with application development, platform development and solution management team to drive mission objectives through the adaption of strategic technologies (Device and Cloud Computing, Advanced Real-time Databases/Data Warehouses, Predictive Analytics, Business Analytical Applications) and then delivering strategic architectural frameworks, innovative and reusable software

components to be leveraged across SAP onDemand applications, services and Partner EcoSystem.

This includes interfacing with the research Office of the CTO, Product Strategy and Development,

Performance and Insight Optimization office, and the Extended Eco-system.  The ideal candidate would be a strategist/technologist with in depth UI knowledge to cater application and platform needs.  Should possess strong collaborative & leadership skills, tech savvy with latest technologies, experienced in product design and adaptation, and proven record of success in driving visionary programs out of labs. Able to commend  a matrix organization  and  work with virtual teams across globe  towards the design, development and roll-out of generic platform.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelors or advanced degree in computer science or related technical disciplines; Masters  is a plus
  • Required Technical Experience
    • Agile product development methodologies (SCRUM) is required
    • Working in a fast-paced startup environment is required
    • Working in a matrix environment with solution management, architects and “virtual” team members
    • Web-standards – XML, XSD, XSLT, HTTP(s), WS/SOAP,WS-Security
    • strong CSS/AJAX/HTML/Javascript – FLEX is a must
    • Knowledge of HTML5.0 is a big plus
    • Proficient with JDT, EMF, GMF, GEF, WTP
    • experienced in Linux, SQL, FTP/SFTP
    • Experience with cloud based platform such as  Amazon is a must
    • Knowledge of REST a MUST
    • Experience in building a UI framework to support multiple UI technology such as Flex, HTML5.0, Silverlight etc a big plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills

EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS

  • Define and  blueprint/architecture technology for the applications &  platform
  • Delivering a competitive UI with enterprise strategy and vision to build large scale OD applications.  Deliver insightful product platform with a competitive edge adhering to generic requirements in areas such as analytics, integration, collaboration, service life cycle experience, product standards, security, etc.
  • Responsible for commitments on  project scope,  effort estimation and feasibility checks
  • Passionate to understand and define business scenarios and use cases
  • Strong leadership skills to shepherd the team both functionally and technically to achieve the

vision

  • Learn and evaluate internal and external technologies and fit and make recommendations
  • Become an expert on select technologies
  • Support and drive the team in building the above category by bringing in expertise from

technological, market or strategic competence

  • Passionate to do hands on software development, working in tandem with other team

engineers when needed

  • Great attitude to play multiple roles
  • Be innovative and show ability to shape new technology and business models and think out

of the box

  • Support key customer engagements with domain expertise and strategic perspective.
  • Ability to engage with an extended team of Solution management/Marketing, Field Sales etc..

to articulate the technology and product value, will be a plus

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 3+ years experience in developing canvas-based applications on Eclipse.
  • 8+ years of product/platform development experience in relevant areas e.g. OD platforms, applications
  • Proven track record in lead and architect  position for  3+ years
  • Successful track record at established large enterprises and/or high-growth startups
  • Experienced with SAP technologies & tools
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