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SAP Leanix

Backend Engineer (f/m/d)

location icon Dresden
Software Development

Your engineering team develops scalable and secure services and APIs for the EAM Search domain, which is a vital and foundational part of our core product. Our team mission is to deliver a unified, consistent filtering and search experience for users and services across SAP LeanIX EAM. As a Backend Engineer, you are not only an individual contributor, but also support your team with a strong customer-centric mindset and a drive to take on ownership over product capabilities or technical components in backend and. Two-week sprints based on Scrum help our team to self-organise our tasks and continuously improve the way we work to deliver value through our products for our customers.

Your team is one of four cross-functional teams building the foundation of our EAM product. The team’s mission is to:

  • Ensure consistent performant filtering and search experience across SAP LeanIX EAM
  • Unify how to filter (from all to few data) and search (for certain data)
  • Enable users to search on both as-is and to-be states of their EA inventory
  • Provide a dynamic GraphQL API to access information via external systems


  • Empowering Work Environment: We've invested heavily in creating an environment that fosters growth and provides open access to leadership, transparent communication, and opportunities for personal development.
  • Complex Engineering Challenges: We're tackling hard engineering problems at a large scale, requiring creativity and strong engineering expertise.
  • Empowered Product Teams: You're not just executing a roadmap; you're solving real problems. We value and reward outcomes, not just output.
  • Ownership and Autonomy: We build it, we run it! We ensure our customers can rely on our features. This means we value resilience, automation, and proactive problem-solving.
  • Continuous Improvement: We prioritize ongoing learning, collaboration, and sharing knowledge. We strive to continuously improve our products by validating and measuring user interactions.
  • Work-Life Balance: We believe a well-rested and well-rounded individual makes the best engineer. We support remote or on-site work and offer flexible working hours to adapt your job to your life.


  • Implementation of scalable & secure backend services in Kotlin/Java
  • Design and implementation of state of the art search related data structures and algorithms
  • Design and implementation of state-of-the-art GraphQL APIs
  • Taking over ownership and driving topics that you are passionate about and that contribute to our product vision
  • 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/Java using microservice frameworks, e.g. Quarkus
  • Redis, PostgreSQL
  • Lucene
  • Event-driven architecture
  • Automated testing (JUnit, Testcontainers)
  • API technologies such as GraphQL and REST
  • Modern CI/CD toolchains, e.g., Github Actions
  • Azure Cloud (Kubernetes, Managed PostgreSQL, Eventhubs, Storage)
  • Monitoring & Alerting, e.g. Instana, Azure Log Analytics, PagerDuty
  • Product Usage Tracking using Amplitude & Azure Log Analytics
  • And


You should apply if you are someone who likes to:

  • Collaborate with Product Management & UI/UX teams as part of a customer focussed team.
  • Be guided by : they aren’t just some pretty word on a blog post. We live by them and challenge ourselves with them.
  • Share knowledge and make people around him/her grow: could it be through active mentorship, pair programming, code reviews or knowledge sharing sessions
  • frequently get out of its comfort zone: we grow at a fast pace and evolve frequently
  • Do it right the first time: we believe quality iterative development brings velocity, not the other way around. We live by the value to produce outcome and not output.


  • 2+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Proficiency with Kotlin (or Java with willingness to learn Kotlin as part of the onboarding).
  • Experience with modern tools and practices for building Kotlin/Java backend services.
  • Open communication style, strong spoken and written communication skills in English
  • At 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

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.

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