Software-Design and Development

SAP NS2 Cloud Associate Architect

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SAP NS2 Cloud Associate Architect 




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 




The Cloud 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. 


A Cloud Architect interacts with the NS2 architecture team, prospective and existing customers through meetings, solution presentations, and follow-up discussions. The primary role of the Cloud Architect is to help develop and support the NS2 Cloud Portfolio across the different operational lines which include architecture, hyperscalers and technical teams.  This involves understanding customer needs for driving change into the offering, designing architecture, presentations and white papers, and contributing to solution strategies. In addition to offering support, a cloud architect collaborates with the global product/ solution management to plan and execute business development strategies.


This is a fast-paced environment and a nimble, results-oriented team who is looking for someone that is detail oriented and brings a positive attitude, ready to embrace the opportunity to work on high-profile projects.




  • 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, Technical Blueprints, 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 regulated Cloud authorization assessments, to include SOC, NIST, and other but not limited to, prep of operations team through training and mock interviews, update documentation as required, and support assessor requests




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / MIS / Information Technology, or equivalent experience in Information Security, Information Technology, or related technical discipline
  • Minimum 5 years Information Technology experience
  • Experience with Cloud technologies, especially AWS, Azure and GCP, desirable
  • Experience in SAP Cloud Products such as S/4HANA RISE and BTP
  • Experience with security regulation control frameworks such as 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 architecture documentation such as High and Low Level Designs, Technical Blueprints, Architecture Design Diagrams, 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)



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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 117300 - 199300(USD) 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: 394412 | Work Area:Software-Design and Development  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  394412
Posted Date:  Jun 12, 2024
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Herndon, VA, US, 20171

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