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SAP NS2 Architect-Virtual-20171

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Date: Apr 27, 2021

City: Herndon, VA, US, 20171

Company: SAP



Requisition ID: 282125
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time




SAP NS2 Architect-Virtual-20171


SAP is the global market leader for business software and related services, and SAP National Security Services Inc.® (SAP NS2®) is an independent U.S. subsidiary, offering SAP solutions with specialized levels of security and support to meet the requirements of U.S. national security and critical infrastructure customers.

Must be a U.S. Person; NS2 does not offer Visa sponsorship for this role

All internals must have manager’s approval to transfer

The Architect Is responsible for the aligned and consistent architecture of a product, part of a product or a specific architecture subject (e.g. integration, software lifecycle). In the case architect is part of a central architecture team they will contribute to the aligned and consistent architecture strategy and/or target architecture of product line, product family, or a specific cross-product architecture subject (e.g. user interface strategy, platform strategy).  The Architect evaluates architecture risks and estimates effort for business case or backlog item, prepares management decisions on these topics and aids in the evaluation and assessment of product systems.  The architect will translate business and product requirements into technical requirements, models and software architectures.


This role serves as a “hands-on” architect who will be responsible for interfacing with the engineering team, gathering the requirements and security control implementations information for the technical controls and documenting their implementation in documentation such as High and Low Level Designs as well as contribute to the System Security Plan (SSP).    This role will also require development individually or in leading a team of Proof of Concepts (PoC) of new technology implementations to validate they can reliably meet SAP NS2 standards of use. 




  • Collects and documents requirements and constraints with high impact on the architecture as basis for architectural decisions
  • Is responsible for defining the product's architecture together with implementation team(s), drives alignment of architecture concepts and ensures documentation in architecture concept document(s).
  • Identifies opportunities for reuse of architecture concepts or software parts and cross-team synergies
  • Aligns architecture with stakeholders regarding architectural or technical dependencies
  • Supports and advices product owner by ensuring technical and architectural feasibility, readiness, and compliance
  • Is responsible for setting up collaboration with the developers/architects of the product team/implementation team(s) and contributes to all tasks of implementation team/product team
  • Coaches and advises implementation team(s) on all aspects which have impact on the architecture, reviews design documents of implementation teams regarding compliance with ACD and relevant product line guideline
  • Monitors implementation of the architecture concepts together with implementation team
  • Implements software parts, typically related to infrastructure or architecture
  • Proposes improvements and innovations for implementing a product but also in development processes and methodologies
  • Gather information, architecture diagrams and implementation of the security controls through interfacing with the security architecture and security engineering teams
  • Develop documentation such as, but not limited to, High Level Designs, Low Level Designs, SSP, security plans, procedures, and processes
  • Has experience with understanding the intent of different security controls required for regulated customer bases such as SOC, PCI, and FedRAMP
  • Assist with the SOC and FedRAMP or FISMA authorization assessments to include, but not limited to, prep of operations team through training and mock interviews, update documentation as required, and support SOC and FedRAMP PMO/ Agency / CISO requests



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / MIS / Information Technology, or equivalent experience in Information Security, Information Technology, or related technical discipline
  • Minimum 7 years Information Technology experience
  • Experience with Cloud technologies, especially AWS, Azure and GCP, desirable
  • Experience with SOC and/or FedRAMP and other authorization processes and risk management framework
  • Experience in developing, evaluating, and implementing information security architectures, technologies, standards, and practices to secure applications and IT systems, desirable
  • Experience in development of security architecture documentation such as High and Low Level Designs, SSP, policies, procedures, etc
  • Flexible, self-motivated, and able to work independently in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills and the proven ability to work effectively with all levels of IT and business management.
  • Skill in preparing and making written and oral presentations of complex technical nature.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple tasks



  • Professional industry certifications in area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of Industry Best Practices for Architecture such as TOGAF
  • Hyperscaler Certification such as AWS Certified Solutions Architect or equivalent in Azure and/or GCP.
  • Knowledge of Best Practice and security guides (ex. NIST 800-53 rev 4, NIST 800-53, FedRAMP, SOC 1, SOC 2)
  • ISC CISSP or ISACA CISM or equivalent certification




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