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Cloud Security Architect Senior Specialist Job

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Vancouver, BC
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Full Time
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Requisition ID: 164800
Work Area: Information Technology
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time




As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.


Within the SAP Global Security (SGS) organization the department Cloud Security (CS) is globally responsible for the IT Security Framework of SAP´s Cloud (incl. S/4HANA, HEC, SFSF, HCP etc.). CS provides strategic Cloud security & compliance direction and operational advisory services to enable SAP to be the best-run Enterprise Cloud Company. CS will act internally and externally as the trusted partner & advisor for IT security and compliance matters.

The primary objectives of Cloud Security are:
  • To protect SAP´s Cloud & IT resources
  • To ensure, secure and stable operations of SAP´s and our customer´s systems in the SAP Cloud

Based on business requirement the Cloud Security Senior Architect is responsible to define state of the art security architecture including compliance and technical security measures for SAP Cloud solutions as well as for Build Systems used for Source Code development. This will be done in close alignment with SAP’s Cloud-operating organizations and corresponding development units to continuously improve the security level for SAP and SAP’s cloud customers globally. Hence active collaboration and support of SAP globally during implementation of security improvements is a key task.

  • Act as single point of contact for security architecture questions for US based Cloud solutions/units
  • Perform internal audits as lead-auditor to continuously improve the security measures of SAP´s Build Systems
  • Onboard new colleagues within the security group and act as mentor for young co-workers by sharing the deep security knowledge/experience with them
  • Continuously support to improve and refine SAP’S SGS Cloud Security architecture with a focus
    on cloud applications and Build Systems (Source Code development)
  • Support Audit Management for external Hacking Simulations (plan, organize, coordinate and track audit findings)
  • Actively collaborate with and support SAP's Cloud-operating organizations to drive security
  • Perform validation activities for SAP’s cloud IT projects, corresponding system landscapes and solutions via ticketing system


Required skills
  • Senior knowledge on Cloud landscape design and IT Security architecture covering the whole range of complex system landscapes (e.g. virtualized systems and other infrastructure components including security hardening procedures)
  • Senior security knowledge in Application Security (ABAP, HANA, JAVA…) and Infrastructure Security (e.g. operating systems, databases and network technologies with a special focus on cloud technologies, cloud operations and orchestration technologies)
  • Good knowledge of software development processes – implementation, testing, quality assurance and release cycles for DevOps Models
  • Good understanding of Source Code management systems/repositories
    (Perforce, BitBucket, Github, etc.)
  • Very good analytical skills in analyzing and assessing development processes from the Source Workbench/IDE to software release

Preferred skills
  • Proven hands-on experience in the area of security hacking techniques, penetration testing is preferred
  • Knowledge in SAP´s product technology and underlying security concepts is a plus
  • Good Project Management Skills is a plus
  • A professional certification e.g. CISSP or CISA is highly preferred
  • Experience in IT risk management or quality management is an advantage


At least 4-6 years’ professional experience in IT Security Management and/or Security Architecture with a focus on Cloud Computing and related technologies. Additionally, extended work experience in technological Security testing / hacking and managing complex projects.


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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Job Segment: Architecture, Cloud, ERP, SAP, Engineering, Security, Technology

Posted: February 10, 2018
Closes:March 5, 2018