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SAP NS2 Automation Engineer-Virtual-20171

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SAP NS2 Automation Engineer-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

Automation Engineering ensures that SAP NS2’s services, both internally and externally-visible systems, have reliability and uptime appropriate to customers’ needs in addition to a fast rate of improvement while maintaining an ever-watchful eye on security, capacity, and performance.

Automation Engineers are also creators of engineering and systems development. Much of our work focuses on optimizing existing systems, building secure cloud infrastructure, and eliminating work through automation. As Automation Engineers are responsible for the broad picture of how our various SaaS and PaaS products relate to each other, we use a breadth of tools and approaches to solve a broad spectrum of problems. Post-mortem and proactive identification of potential issues factor into iterative improvement.

Automation Engineering’s culture of diversity, intellectual curiosity, problem solving, and openness is key to its success. Our organization brings together people with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We encourage them to collaborate, think big and take risks in a blame-free environment. We promote self-direction to work on meaningful projects, while also creating an environment that provides support and mentorship to learn and grow.

Behind everything our customers see, the systems built by the Automation Engineering team keep it running and keep their data safe. We make SAP NS2’s product portfolio possible. We’re always trying to keep our services up and running while also ensuring our customers have the best and safest possible experience.



Collaboration with Upstream Developers:

  • Actively engage and collaborate with upstream developers to identify, review, and suggest enhancements or modifications to the existing codebase. This will involve a deep understanding of the upstream code, as well as the specific needs and demands of our customer base.
  • Provide feedback and technical recommendations to ensure the delivery of high-quality code, aiming for performance optimization, scalability, and seamless integration with our existing systems.


Shared Service Environment Support:

  • Oversee and maintain the optimal performance of our shared service platforms, including GitLab, Vault, Identity, and SFTP. Regularly monitor service health, ensuring uptime, reliability, and swift resolution of any disruptions or issues. Provide end-user support by addressing queries, troubleshooting problems, and offering guidance on best practices. Collaborate with internal teams to ensure these platforms are integrated seamlessly, and continuously assess the need for updates, patches, or enhancements to maintain the highest standard of service availability and security for all stakeholders.


  • Actively participate in internal and external audits pertaining to the shared service environment. Collaborate with auditors to provide necessary documentation, logs, and evidence showcasing the adherence to industry standards and best practices. In the event of any audit findings or discrepancies, take lead responsibility to design and execute remediation strategies, ensuring the shared service environment remains compliant and secure, addressing all vulnerabilities and areas of improvement in a timely manner.



  • Engage proactively in the Problem Management process for services within the Shared Services environment, ensuring that incidents are thoroughly analyzed, documented, and addressed. Take an active role in conducting Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for any service disruptions or issues, collaborating with cross-functional teams to pinpoint underlying problems. Ensure that corrective actions are implemented to prevent recurrence, and share findings and insights with relevant stakeholders to foster continuous improvement in the service delivery and infrastructure robustness.


Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.

Experience with the following technologies

Python, Terraform, Ansible, Concourse CI/CD, Vault, Identify Management

Experience with Unix / Linux operating system internals and administration (e.g., filesystems, inodes, system calls, hardening) and networking (e.g., TCP / IP, routing, DNS, network topologies, SDN).

Preferred qualifications:

Expertise in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.

Ability to debug and optimize code and automate routine tasks.

Systematic problem-solving approach coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive.



We build breakthroughs together


SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

We win with inclusion

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.
SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team:
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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Compensation Range Transparency: SAP believes the value of pay transparency contributes towards an honest and supportive culture and is a significant step toward demonstrating SAP’s commitment to pay equity. SAP provides the annualized compensation range inclusive of base salary and variable incentive target for the career level applicable to the posted role. The targeted combined range for this position is $102,800-214,400 USD. The actual amount to be offered to the successful candidate will be within that range, dependent upon the key aspects of each case which may include education, skills, experience, scope of the role, location, etc. as determined through the selection process. Any SAP variable incentive includes a targeted dollar amount and any actual payout amount is dependent on company and personal performance. Please reference this link for a summary of SAP benefits and eligibility requirements: SAP North America Benefits.


Requisition ID:  382728
Posted Date:  Nov 24, 2023
Work Area:  Information Technology
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Herndon, VA, US, 20171

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