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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

[UK] PhD Researcher Position in Software Engineering and Architectures at Belfast University


With 12 million users and more than 1,500 partners, SAP is the world`s largest inter-enterprise software company and the world`s third-largest independent software provider overall. A rich history of innovation and growth has made SAP a true industry leader today employing more than 38,000 people in over 50 countries. SAP Research, the technology research department of SAP, prepares the groundwork for future growth by identifying emerging IT trends with a focus on strategically important SAP business areas. SAP Research is a worldwide organization with European research sites in Belfast (UK), Darmstadt (D), Dresden (D), Karlsruhe (D), Sophia Antipolis (F) and St. Gallen (CH).

The UK research location is situated within a modern building on the University of Ulster campus near Belfast. The team consists of twenty people, which is expected to double over the next two years. The office provides a relaxed working environment with flexible working hours and the opportunity to become part of the global SAP community.


This role will require a strong academic background and a proactive approach to problem solving. Essential Skills/Qualifications The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills:

* MSc or BSc 2:1 equivalent in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or related fields
* Analytical and conceptual thinking
* Strong Presentation/ Communication skills
* Self motivation
* Interest in innovative technologies
* Programming skills (especially Java and/or C++)
* Experience in software engineering

Desirable Skills In addition to the essential skills, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following additional skills

* Knowledge of Service Oriented Architectures
* Knowledge of Performance Engineering
* Knowledge of Linux and computer architectures
* Experience in computer networks and distributed systems


The role of the research engineer is to progress the state of the art in Enterprise Software through the following tasks:

* Analyse the state of the art. Apply the latest technologies to create prototypes and pilot demonstrations.
* Coordinate/Perform research activities, communicate with internal colleagues and external project partners and collaborate with SAP development groups.
* Develop algorithms and processes to address real life problems affecting enterprise software.
* Coordinate research activities with academic supervisor at University.
* Develop patents, guide development and shape the future of the IT industry.

The work performed in Belfast covers several areas, including:

* Performance Engineering
* Service Orientate Architectures( SOA)
* Services Orientated Infrastructure (SOI)
* Model DrivenDesign (MDD)
* Grid Deployment
* Service Level Agreements (SLA)
* Enterprise Architectures
* Distributed Systems
* Hosted Environments and Virtualisation.

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3.5 years fixed term contract WHAT WE OFFER

Contract Type: Permanent
Job Location: United Kingdom, Newtownabbey
Contact: Ms. S. Ackley,
Phone: +;1-610-661-8719
Reference Code GB-51441384-EN-07-002

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