SAP Senior Developer for Source Code Audits Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 159946

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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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 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.


We are looking for a developer who is up for new challenges and changing her/his work focus into code auditing. The individual will help with managing and controlling open source and commercial 3rd party software intake across SAP’s software engineering groups by executing code audits using our source code scanning technologies. The role requires a genuine interest in software licensing topics.


  • Review and understand SAP’s open source software policy and tool set as well as the expectations for IP compliance

  • Execute SAP’s comprehensive Technical and Legal Compliance governance processes across global development groups, protecting SAP from license violations, intellectual property exposure and related issues

  • Executing Code Audits using software composition analysis (SCA) tools. Apply a risk rating and discuss the results with engineering teams

  • Direct remediation activities as required. Align with all relevant stakeholders such as Product Owner, Global Legal and Global IP

  • Participate in the development and improvement of our own framework for source code scanning. This leaves plenty of opportunity to engage in small software development projects in various programming languages (Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Groovy, PHP, Perl, and others)

  • Participate in the continuous improvement of processes necessary to deploy intellectual property audits across SAP Group businesses

  • Manage change management projects, introduce & roll-out new auditing tools, monitor and improve efficiency of the team

  • Engage effectively with internal and external clients across functions, organizations and regions

  • Strive for operational excellence and continuous (process) optimization incl. Knowledge Management


Required skills

  • Very good knowledge of Open Source and commercial software licensing terms

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science or other technical discipline or equivalent education

  • Business English: fluent

  • German language: beginner level

Preferred skills

  • Have a genuine interest in expanding their career and experience into the areas of development governance and compliance, particularly as it relates to legal compliance and intellectual property


  • 5 years of development or QA/testing experience in Java, C/C /C# or any other mainstream programming language

  • 5y experience in managing licensing topics of Open Source or Commercial Software

  • 5y experience in auditing (source) code using one of the mainstream SCA tools such as Black Duck Protex, FlexNet Code Insight (former Palamida), Protecode, NexB, Whitesource, Sonatype


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