With last year’s acquisition of Sybase in the East Bay community of Dublin, SAP wants to make its enterprise applications run on handheld devices. “Sybase has a strong platform in place and we’re looking to build mobile applications on top of their development infrastructure,” says says Rami Branitzky, managing director of SAP Labs in North America. Some of the key areas for job growth will be in mobile development, cloud development, and security. “We did bring a lot of talent to the lab, but we are not going to see yesterday’s growth this year.”
The SAP Labs chief says the job market is robust for those who have the right skills. “It’s a good job market if you have strong developer skills,” he believes.
— Doug Bartholomew