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VP Engineering, Recruiting/Onboarding Job

South San Francisco, CA
VP Engineering, Recruiting/Onboarding Job

VP Engineering, Recruiting/Onboarding Job

Date: Apr 27, 2018

City: South San Francisco, CA, US

Company: SAP



People are the heartbeat of every organization and great business results start with great people. When people are all-in, feeling supported, trained, rewarded and motivated, they do what it takes to win. As the leading cloud-based HCM Suite, SAP SuccessFactors helps more than 4,450 customers, and 50 million cloud application subscribers, across more than 60 industries in over 177 countries tap into this heartbeat. Supported by a global partner ecosystem and the experience and commitment of SAP, our solutions are innovative yet delivered according to your specific business needs. Through a balanced focus on both standardization and flexibility, we deliver business process expertise and best practice guidance aligned to our customers’ unique transformation journeys. Aligning business strategy to business outcomes through people is what we focus on day in and day out, what we have been helping our customers do for over 10 years and where we will be focused in the future. We believe Success is Simply Human.


Position Overview

The VP Engineering will be tasked with leading the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting and Onboarding engineering portfolio. This individual will face an array of challenges from a variety of engineering disciplines. As such, this individual is expected to be an avid learner, well versed in the latest cloud technologies and have delivered successful Recruiting and Onboarding cloud products at scale. This individual will be responsible for a large team and revenue stream and must be capable of recruiting, leading, inspiring and mentoring high-performing engineers and leaders located in US, Germany and India.



  • Promote a culture of high-performance Agile software engineering, continuous improvement and obsession with customer satisfaction.
  • Drive accountability for delivering on commitments.
  • Recruit, mentor and motivate world-class engineers, architects and engineering leaders.
  • Lead both operational and strategic engineering topics.
  • Bring new Recruiting and Onboarding products to market at scale.
  • Partner with regional account teams to drive revenue growth and customer satisfaction.
  • Contribute to customer escalation management, investment priorities and engineering process improvements.



  • Leadership capability in a globally distributed engineering environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple workstreams, deliver on commitments and work effectively under pressure.
  • Leadership Skills & Empathy: Can recruit, train, and manage engineering talent with an understanding that a team is comprised of individual human beings who each desire to be managed with their best interest at heart, given opportunities for growth, and offered an opportunity to participate in the creation of something larger than themselves.
  • Innovation: Is naturally drawn towards big, new ideas, and maintains a natural inclination to support internal innovators.



This position is located in South San Francisco and represents an excellent opportunity for professional growth. The individual will lead a large Cloud engineering organization responsible for rapid delivery of innovative Cloud Recruiting and Onboarding products at scale.

  • A minimum of 10 years of engineering management experience, including 2 years at executive level and 7 years in the Recruiting and/or Onboarding domain.
  • Proven ability to lead large high-performing Agile engineering teams.
  • Expert in Cloud technologies and DevOps.
  • Successful track record in getting large enterprise customers live and referenceable.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and deliver under pressure with the highest quality.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science required, Masters preferred.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • International work experience is a strong plus.

April 2018


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