SAP Senior Quality Specialist/Quality Expert - Integrated Quality and Services (IQS) Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 159948

Work Area: Software-Quality Assurance

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 30%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.

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.


The Integrated Quality and Services (IQS) unit within the P&I Board Area enables the development of winning products by providing specialized quality services and coaching, as well as owning all quality governance aspects.

The Quality Competence Center is the organization within IQS that acts as an accelerator for the Innovation Cycle in SAP by evolving the Development Process Frameworks; Modernizing development practices to deliver Best Practice Framework with focus on Cloud capabilities; Sets Software Engineering and Development Standards; Performs Certification Projects to support the Certification of SAP Development and Operations to commonly accepted International standards; Supports and leads the IQS transformation to the Cloud; Acts as a Change Agent supporting the education and training of the SAP Software Development quality standards, frameworks, and processes; and Executes the overall responsibility for the definition and governance of the SAP Quality Management System.

The Senior Qualiyt Specialist/Quality Expert is part of the QCC team and supports coordinating and aligning with various teams within the SAP organization to drive certification and compliance of the SAP Quality Management System. The Senior Quality Specialist/Quality Expert will directly report to the Chief of Quality Competence Center and lead the Quality Governance activities in the QCC team.


The role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Plan, conduct, support and lead the Auditing and Compliance Surveillance of software development and cloud services

  • Represent the QCC in the role of defining, and maintaining company-wide quality management policy, standards, and processes

  • Serve as a Senior Subject Matter Expert in SAP Quality and support acquisition and information requests as needed

  • Monitor, and perform analysis and reporting of the execution of software development and cloud services providing KPI quality updates to senior management and stakeholders

  • Prepare, and perform regular Quality Management review meetings with all levels of management including the management board


We are looking for people with distinctive academic credentials, strategic thinking, superior problem solving skills and a strong professional track record of results. In addition, we place high value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, results-orientation, high energy, self-confidence while being a team player, and empathy. Next to strong communication skills, proactive thinking, good sense of responsibility, flexibility and being a great team Player, the ideal candidate has these attributes:

Required skills

• Very strong analytical skills

• Experience in conducting audit surveillance projects for ISO certifications

• Experience in defining and implementing Quality Management Systems

• Solid business process management experience in consulting and software development areas

• Outstanding written communication in German and English

• Detailed Knowledge of Software Development Practices and Cloud Service Practices

• Bachelor/Master degree or equivalent education

• Highly professional presentation skills

• Strong organization skills

• Detailed oriented

Preferred skills

• Knowledge of Design Thinking

• SAP Solutions Insight and Knowledge

• Skills in defining business processes and models

• Experience briefing senior management


7 years experience


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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