SAP Leanix
SAP Leanix

Senior Backend Engineer (f/m/d) - Kotlin

Software Development

Team Helios implements scalable and secure services and APIs for the Catalog research excellence domain. This domain supports the heart of our Technology Discovery tribe, the data catalog which is being used by several teams at SAP LeanIX to link discovered technologies of customers to a standardized, insightful collection of technologies. This enables our customers to assess risks like e.g. missing out important security patches or find better technologies to use for the same business use case.

Team Helios' mission is to improve the research processes and catalog data quality by supporting our sister teams, introducing new workflows and implementing automations. In order to achieve this we are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer with a strong focus on improving the work of other engineers.

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? Well, there are multiple reasons:

  • We're on a strong growth trajectory in terms of ARR and team size while scaling in a sustainable and profitable way, making us successful in even challenging economical phases.
  • Our products are industry-leading with happy customers and a NPS of 70. Our culture of empowered product teams means we solve problems instead of implementing features. We drive our efforts through close contact with our customers and measuring how they use our products.
  • We build it, we run it. We ensure customers can rely on resilient and performant products. We stay ahead of trouble through a high degree of automation, alerting, SRE practises and On-Call. There is no dedicated operations department in place at SAP LeanIX.
  • We prioritize continuous improvement, collaboration and knowledge sharing. We constantly iterate on our engineering practices and skills to build a software architecture that supports fun at work and long term success of the business.
  • We value open access to leadership, transparency and personal development. We successfully enabled many software engineers to grow along with the company into engineering manager or technical lead positions. You’ll continue this success story while we offer you opportunities to grow.
  • We value a healthy life balance and our employees make room for interests and relations outside of their job. We offer a hybrid working environment, providing a high grade of flexibility while meeting colleagues in one of our offices from time to time.


  • Design and implementation of scalable & secure backend services in Kotlin
  • Decide together with our Product Manager which direction to take for the team
  • Take ownership and lead epics or even go further and drive initiatives your are passionate about for the whole company
  • Very short feedback loops with your customers since these are our research & engineering teams sitting virtually next to you
  • Passionate colleagues who are looking forward to share knowledge (!) and learn from you
  • Shape the way we work. You know a technology that will improve our daily work or our product? Bring it on!


  • Backends in Kotlin using Spring Boot
  • PostgreSQL
  • Automated testing (JUnit/kotest with mockk, Testcontainers)
  • API technologies such as GraphQL and REST
  • Modern CI/CD toolchains (e.g. Github Actions, Feature Toggling)
  • Azure Cloud (Kubernetes, Managed PostgreSQL, Eventhubs, Storage)
  • Monitoring & Alerting, e.g. Instana, Grafana Cloud, PagerDuty
  • Product Usage Tracking using Amplitude & Azure Log Analytics

Further details can be found .


We expect you to:

  • Thrive in communication to pro actively approach your team mates and the other teams in the tribe
  • Ideate how to further improve the research process by learning about the pit falls of other teams and drafting your solutions to those issues
  • Reflect on our team internal processes, tools and practices to bring the team to the next level
  • Mentor and pair with your team mates to teach them about best practices but also learn from them and their perspectives
  • Pragmatically solve problems and deliver customer value
  • Work in a product and customer focussed team
  • Continuously learn, be proactive and curious.

To sum it up, we don’t only need an individual contributor coding away your day but you definitely have to be a multiplier for Team Helios.


  • Working proficiently with Kotlin
  • Working experience with modern tools and practises
  • Open communication style, strong spoken and written communication skills in English

At SAP LeanIX Product and Engineering, we embrace a hybrid remote work model, which allows us the benefits of in-person collaboration along with the flexibility to work from home as needed. Therefore, we hire only within commuting distance to our hubs in Bonn, Ljubljana, Berlin, and Dresden, and we expect our employees to come to the office multiple times per week.

SAP LeanIX, company, is a market leader for enterprise architecture management (EAM), driving the modernization of IT landscapes and continuous business transformation. Its software-as-a-service solutions empower organizations to create transparency, enabling them to visualize, assess and manage the transition towards their target IT architecture. By offering a data-driven and automated approach enhanced with AI, SAP LeanIX helps organizations make sound decisions and collaborate more effectively. SAP LeanIX serves over 1,300 companies globally across various industries, including more than 10% of the Fortune 500 and half of the German DAX 40. Headquartered in Bonn, and offices in Munich and Berlin (Germany), SAP LeanIX also has a strong international presence with offices in Boston (USA), London (UK), Paris (France), Amsterdam (Netherlands), and Ljubljana (Slovenia). In November 2023, LeanIX became part of SAP. For more information, visit . Your application information might be therefore shared across both SAP and SAP LeanIX recruiting and hiring teams.

SAP LeanIX is not just a product, in fact it‘s a great place to work. Colleagues (650+) from dozens of countries jointly make our vision reality. We believe in transparent communication, personal development, diverse workforce, innovation by creating ideas that prove useful and that our world-class team deserves the best software stack money can buy.

At SAP LeanIX we have a Hybrid Work Mode which means you work remotely from your home office and work from one of our offices. SAP LeanIX teams and team members decide together on the work mode which suits them best. Next to that, we have great benefits for you,

SAP LeanIX is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is vital to driving the growth and success of our company. If you need an equitable interview process alternative, please let our team know at [email protected]. You will be treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on experience, qualifications, and competencies. SAP LeanIX will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, belief, political affiliation, union membership, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

Updated: 5 days ago
Job ID: 11838305
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SAP Leanix

501-1000 employees
Software Development

SAP Leanix, is a market leader for enterprise architecture management (EAM), driving the modernization of IT landscapes and continuous business transformation. Its software-as-a-s…

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