SAP Labs India is all set to hire over 1,200 engineers this year; its biggest recruitment drive since its inception in 1998.
So far, the average hiring per annum across its Bengaluru, Gurgaon and Pune centres has been in the range of 600-800 engineers.
Second largest hub
SAP Labs India is the second largest and one of the four global development hubs of SAP that contributes to all areas of its product value chain, including research and breakthrough innovation, product development, global services & support and customer solutions and operations. The other three hubs are in Germany, the US and Israel.
Bhuvaneswar Naik, Vice-President — HR, SAP Labs India, in Bengaluru
“India is among the fastest growing markets for SAP, which has been in business here for the last 17 years. With newer technologies like cloud, coupled with our industry leading platforms such as SAP HANA, we expect India to be one of the biggest growth markets for SAP globally.
“To enable this growth, we are hiring 1,200 plus engineers in 2015, our largest hiring numbers to date,” Bhuvaneswar Naik, Vice-President, Human Resources, SAP Labs India Pvt Ltd, toldBusinessLine.
Of 1,200 hires, 600 engineers will be hired from the top 40 college campuses in the country for the Bengaluru, Gurgaon and Pune centres and the rest would be lateral hires with 2-8 years of experience.
The new hires will work on a variety of technologies and platforms, including analytics, HANA, cloud, business networks, user experience & design, suite engineering and custom development.
Explaining the contribution of the 5,000-strong SAP Labs India team, Naik said: “Bridging the gap between local market demands and SAP’s development organisation, SAP Labs has set standards for excellence in innovation, efficiency and reliability. For example, the development of SAP S/4 HANA, our recent new generation of business software suite designed to enable Indian customers run simple in a digital and networked world, was a global collaborative project that leveraged on the talent pool at India. The team contributed towards the development of the core architecture, Fiori user experience for mobile devices, applications and platform for S/4 HANA, which is key to get rid of all the complexity and redundancies to make the entire IT landscape simple for businesses.”
SAP Labs India has been maintaining attrition rates below 10 per cent. Ranked fifth in the Great Place to Work Institute’s annual Best Workplaces List – India’s Best Companies to Work for survey, SAP Labs India was also ranked as the second best in Diversity & Inclusion and third best IT company among 575 participating firms across 20 industries last year.
Source : the hindu businessline
Date : May 07, 2015