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SAP iXp Intern - Web Speed Performance Engineer (Front-End)

Company: SAP
Location: Spokane
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. Thats why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because its the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve peoples lives.


The SAP Internship Experience Project is SAPs global, paid internship program that provides university students with the opportunities to find purpose in their careers.


1. CULTURE OF COLLABORATION:Meet with mentors, make new friends across the globe and create a thriving personal network.
2. PROJECT-DRIVEN EXPERIENCE:Gain cross-functional skills from our virtual and in-person learning sessions, diverse subject matter experts, and project deliverables.
3. GAIN VISIBILITY:With SAP Internship Experience Project in your title, youll have a global network of SAP leaders, entrepreneurs and career development opportunities at your fingertips.


The SAP Digital Platforms team, within SAPs Intelligence Enterprise Solutions group, is responsible for SAP.com and associated external (public-facing) digital web properties. The SAP Digital Platforms team is responsible for the development lifecycle, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) practices, and overall operational support for 47 country sites globally in 23 languages.

The SAP.com Digital Platforms team is a detail-oriented, in-house services team that is constantly pushing the envelope by working within our creative and technical boundaries to encourage internal customers to build the best user-experiences and blazing-fast websites.




The SAP.com Digital Platforms team is looking for an Intern to assist the Speed Performance Monitoring Lead to collaborate with the design, development, and other operational leads for SAPs digital landscapes. Our on-going objective to improve the online responsiveness of our user-experience on desktop and mobile web browsers in support of SAPs 2021 Mobile-First strategy.

This role is responsible for assisting in the management of SAP.com and other digital entities including communications, content and assets for various areas of the global website and digital programs. The position provides a main point of contact for assigned requests, driving projects to completion through close collaboration with core platform team members, leadership, and assigned third-party agencies to ensure efficient and timely production of a high-quality digital customer experience.


We're looking for a self-motivated, out-of-the-box thinker who enjoys challenges across a broad range of technology subject areas, is pursuing a career in Computer Science, Front-End Web Development, or User-Experience Design with knowledge and interest in performance and optimization, front-end development, interactive design, application performance industry, and enterprise level projects.


- Audit websites for performance, identify optimization opportunities, and present the results in the cross-functional team environment.
- Work in a collaborative environment developing and executing against immediate and long-term incremental programs.
- Make effective tradeoffs considering business priorities, but always with the user-experience in mind.
- Advise web engineering teams on key technical performance and optimization considerations and best practices.
- Work with Data/Analytics team on ensure assets are trackable for reporting and insights initiatives.
- Profile performance of JavaScript and layouts for a multitude of devices/platforms.
- Work with partners (e.g.: Adobe, Splunk, Google, and other third-party web services) and consulting agencies to ensure each site release or initiative delivers maximum impact to customers across all websites and data platforms.
- Generate performance reports, competitive analysis, and benchmarks for internal partners using our best-in-class performance and optimization tool-sets.
- Build out and report on synthetic tests with Splunk (a.k.a. Rigor) Synthetic Testing platform.
- Build out available real-user monitoring test reports with SAP.com Development Team.
- Analyze performance metrics and build plans for improvements with development leads.
- Provide an unparalleled customer experience by contributing to new features and technical documentation.
- Assist with discovering and debugging issues found on web properties.
- Find areas we can optimistically render UI without waiting on a server response.
- Police and standardize performance budgets, health-checks, scorecards, and KPIs directed by your main point of contact.
- Monitor and measure complex multi-step user flows on our customers websites and applications using a full browser and a script recorder.
- Track mobile and desktop experiences and performance over time using pre-determined, industry standard network connections.
- Monitor and optimize third-party tags and identify slow and error-causing external script risks.
- Run tests with highly customizable configurations on any device type, connection speed or viewport
- Develop, share, and set the bar within SAP for high quality in web performance engineering.
- Assist in the support of planning and project management.
- Assist building internal webpages in SAP JAM, Microsoft Teams, and other wiki-based platforms for documentation and communication in support of SAPs Speed Performance Monitoring program.
- Help organize projects in accordance with requirements.
- Assist with SAP.com agile ceremonies and planning.
- Leverage tools and technology for SAP.com content and asset production.
- Have very good communication skills and enjoy communicating challenging technical concepts.
- Measure and A/B test site performance solutions.
- Mentor, educate and advocate for web performance across our teams.

Keywords: SAP, Spokane , SAP iXp Intern - Web Speed Performance Engineer (Front-End), Other , Spokane, Washington

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