SAP Software Development Manager Job in Munich, Germany

Requisition ID: 208245

Work Area: Software-Development Operations

Location: Munich

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 market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition.


SAP Customer Experience provides omnichannel customer engagement and commerce software solutions, which helps some of the world's leading organizations to attract, retain and grow a profitable customer base. Our solutions help to solve complex business problems and deliver a more impactful, relevant customer experience allowing to sell more goods, services, and digital content across every touch point, channel, and device.

Our part of the organization is responsible for developing and providing SAP CP Extension Factory based on Kyma ( ) - a central extension and integration framework, which covers the complete SAP Customer Experience product portfolio. Extension Factory provides the capabilities to build fully distributed, highly scalable, microservices-based custom solutions leveraging standard OSS Cloud Native Foundation technologies, enabling software development or IT organizations to be more efficient, effective with an increasing agility. 

Within our team, we practice a trust-based working model. We also offer flexible working hours and a possibility to work from home.


The main responsibility of the Software Development Manager is to create a positive environment for engaged and high-performing teams to efficiently deliver high quality solutions. He/she leads people to deliver a product in a stable and predictable working environment in an efficient manner.

We expect you to achieve it by:

  • Line management responsibilities: hiring and on-boarding, performance reviews, career development support

  • Fostering the employee engagement by continuous feedback and mentoring of his/her career development plan

  • Setting the expectations for teams and individuals, defining goals and KPIs for teams, and measuring them

  • Supporting a culture of collaboration via constructive communication and encouraging consistent approaches to common issues across teams

  • Identifying and communicating obstacles to stakeholders, and to work with the teams and stakeholders to overcome challenges

  • Optimal team staffing - “Get the right people on the bus in the right seats”

  • Translating the company’s and organization’s high-level strategy to tactical initiatives for our teams

  • Cultivating strong teams and keeping working practices and team agreements healthy

  • Continuously improving the way we work to ensure delivery of a high quality product

  • Enabling and fostering creativity and innovation within those processes

  • Helping teams adapt to our rapidly changing corporate and industry landscape


Required skills

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with full software development life cycle, from design through implementation and testing until maintenance

  • Proven experience and very good understanding of lean and agile software development methodologies

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work and contribute to a collaborative working culture

  • Agile mind-set, with attitudes of respect, collaboration, improvement and learning cycles, pride in ownership, focus on delivering value, and the ability to adapt to change

  • Experience with recruitment and team building

  • Experience in team leadership and people management, preferably in a software development context

  • Experience with employee performance review

  • Team and individual mentoring skills

  • Very good verbal and written English

  • Open-minded personality


  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline

  • 5 years of experience as a software developer

  • 3 years of experience managing people


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.

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