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It is a privilege to work for SAP because we can  openly discuss our ideas and we are able to learn from failures and to get engaged on important project. It is a never-ending evolution where we all learn to think, behave, and interact with each other mindfully, with higher awareness, empathy, and acceptance.

Viktor Ninov

Viktor Ninov is a DevOps Engineer and lives in Sofia with his wife and daughter.

Due to pandemic, I am working from home and only visit the office once a month for a change from my everyday routine. My three-year-old daughter is also now at home with us rather than at kindergarten and her voice has become quite familiar on team calls! As she can be quite loud, we try to exhaust her with various activities, so she needs an afternoon nap. Usually that is then a good window to get things done.

My first interaction with SAP was during a visit to SAP Labs Bulgaria in 2011 when there was an open day to learn more about the SAP HANA database engine which was in beta release at the time. I was really amazed from the presenting architect, who was telling us its capabilities and the use cases that it covers; real time data processing, embedded application server, predictive analytics and superior forecasting with embedded machine learning. Honestly, at that time it was like science fiction to me and I was a bit skeptical. I do remember that the architect was showing us the HANA’s distributed system architecture and the columnar store design, for storing data in schemas. It was a fuzzy concept back then for me. Another thing that was proudly presented to us, was the HANA cloud platform and its services. Basically, a developer was showing us “Hello world” program written on Java programming language and how it was deployed on Tomcat server, by using Eclipse IDE.

About 6 years later I started working at SAP as an external contractor in the Cloud Engineering team. Later, there was a DB Ops team created and we were working with SAP HANA database and I got to understand all those complex architecture diagrams. Meanwhile, we were doing Recommended Actions procedures for various HCP (HANA Cloud Platform) services. This position helped me to understand how the cloud services in NEO environment were classified, their dependencies and what were their main purpose. I gained experience how were the teams organized on global scale, their hierarchy and how to find needed information in the various tools.

Now Cloud Platform is called the Business Technology Platform (BTP) and I am working as a DevOps Engineer in Backing Services, Service Engineering team for Cloud Foundry environment. We are also supporting services which are hosted in Kubernetes environment. I am sure that the trend will be that all services in BTP will “lift and shift” to get there. It has major advantages in terms of features and benefits.

It’s been 3 years since our team was formed. As I was one of the first team members, I can proudly say that we have become a solid crew, which have the desire and ambition to learn and grow and to solve real life problems. We have cultivated a “Cloud Mindset”. The culture aspect is very crucial, because the journey to the cloud has an impact on an organization’s structure, the people working in it, on the various products/services and processes.

As a DevOps engineer you have to cover a lot of requirements. Most of all, it is a culture, which relies on collaboration between engineers/developers and other teams and the ability to apply best practices and methodology every day. DevOps engineers have to quickly adapt to changes, to have broader understanding of how the processes in organization works.

It is a privilege to work for SAP because we can openly discuss our ideas and we are able to learn from failures and to get engaged on important project. It is a never-ending evolution where we all learn to think, behave, and interact with each other mindfully, with higher awareness, empathy, and acceptance.

It is a privilege to work for SAP because we can  openly discuss our ideas and we are able to learn from failures and to get engaged on important project. It is a never-ending evolution where we all learn to think, behave, and interact with each other mindfully, with higher awareness, empathy, and acceptance.

Viktor Ninov

Viktor Ninov is a DevOps Engineer and lives in Sofia with his wife and daughter.

Due to pandemic, I am working from home and only visit the office once a month for a change from my everyday routine. My three-year-old daughter is also now at home with us rather than at kindergarten and her voice has become quite familiar on team calls! As she can be quite loud, we try to exhaust her with various activities, so she needs an afternoon nap. Usually that is then a good window to get things done.

My first interaction with SAP was during a visit to SAP Labs Bulgaria in 2011 when there was an open day to learn more about the SAP HANA database engine which was in beta release at the time. I was really amazed from the presenting architect, who was telling us its capabilities and the use cases that it covers; real time data processing, embedded application server, predictive analytics and superior forecasting with embedded machine learning. Honestly, at that time it was like science fiction to me and I was a bit skeptical. I do remember that the architect was showing us the HANA’s distributed system architecture and the columnar store design, for storing data in schemas. It was a fuzzy concept back then for me. Another thing that was proudly presented to us, was the HANA cloud platform and its services. Basically, a developer was showing us “Hello world” program written on Java programming language and how it was deployed on Tomcat server, by using Eclipse IDE.

About 6 years later I started working at SAP as an external contractor in the Cloud Engineering team. Later, there was a DB Ops team created and we were working with SAP HANA database and I got to understand all those complex architecture diagrams. Meanwhile, we were doing Recommended Actions procedures for various HCP (HANA Cloud Platform) services. This position helped me to understand how the cloud services in NEO environment were classified, their dependencies and what were their main purpose. I gained experience how were the teams organized on global scale, their hierarchy and how to find needed information in the various tools.

Now Cloud Platform is called the Business Technology Platform (BTP) and I am working as a DevOps Engineer in Backing Services, Service Engineering team for Cloud Foundry environment. We are also supporting services which are hosted in Kubernetes environment. I am sure that the trend will be that all services in BTP will “lift and shift” to get there. It has major advantages in terms of features and benefits.

It’s been 3 years since our team was formed. As I was one of the first team members, I can proudly say that we have become a solid crew, which have the desire and ambition to learn and grow and to solve real life problems. We have cultivated a “Cloud Mindset”. The culture aspect is very crucial, because the journey to the cloud has an impact on an organization’s structure, the people working in it, on the various products/services and processes.

As a DevOps engineer you have to cover a lot of requirements. Most of all, it is a culture, which relies on collaboration between engineers/developers and other teams and the ability to apply best practices and methodology every day. DevOps engineers have to quickly adapt to changes, to have broader understanding of how the processes in organization works.

It is a privilege to work for SAP because we can openly discuss our ideas and we are able to learn from failures and to get engaged on important project. It is a never-ending evolution where we all learn to think, behave, and interact with each other mindfully, with higher awareness, empathy, and acceptance.

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