Software-Design and Development

SAP NS2 Cloud Innovation Architect

We help the world run better

At SAP, we enable you to bring out your best. Our company culture is focused on collaboration and a shared passion to help the world run better. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. 



SAP is the global market leader for business software and related services. SAP National Security Services Inc.® (SAP NS2®) is an independent U.S. subsidiary of SAP.  At SAP NS2, we leverage best-in-breed technologies engineered by SAP to protect the lives, assets and information of AmericansWe offer 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 sponsorships for this role

All internals must have manager’s approval to transfer.


Cloud Innovation Architect:


As a leading cloud service provider, SAP NS2 hosts enterprise-scale SAP applications on top hyperscalers like AWS, Azure, and GCP, serving diverse clientele including CRE, CIE, ITAR, and DOD customers.


We're seeking a seasoned Cloud Architect with deep expertise in SAP ERP, S/4 HANA, SAP RISE products, and a broad portfolio of SAP & 3rd party systems. Demonstrating a proven track record in delivering customer-centric cloud solutions is a must. This role requires substantial experience across hyperscaler platforms, high availability, disaster recovery architectures, Kubernetes clusters, microservices, APIs, hybrid landscapes integration, and SAP's Business Technology Platform (BTP) alongside IaaS,PaS & SaaS solutions.




  • Design and implement customer-facing cloud architectures for SAP ERP systems on hyperscaler platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Collaborate closely with customers and internal teams to understand business requirements and translate them into effective architecture solutions.
  • Architect and deploy Kubernetes clusters and microservices architectures to support SAP ERP workloads, ensuring scalability, reliability, and optimal performance.
  • Integrate hybrid landscapes proficiently to seamlessly connect on-premises and cloud environments, leveraging APIs.
  • Implement robust high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) solutions for SAP ERP applications and databases, ensuring uninterrupted business continuity and robust data integrity.
  • Utilize SAP's Business Technology Platform (BTP) to streamline the development, integration, and deployment of SAP applications and services.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and emerging technologies related to cloud computing, SAP ERP, Kubernetes, microservices, and API management.




  • 10 plus years of proven, trackable experience in the field of SAP .
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field, or equivalent work experience.  A combination of equivalent work and life experience will be accepted in lieu of degree.
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to addressing complex challenges.
  • Extensive experience as a Cloud Architect, specializing in SAP ERP systems, S/4 HANA, and SAP RISE.
  • Proficiency in hyperscaler platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Solid understanding and demonstrated past experience with SAP products and solutions, including Unix operating systems and Database Technologies with a focus on HANA.
  • In-depth technical expertise in networking technologies in hybrid clouds.
  • Strong understanding of SAP security, SSO, MFA, IAM, networking, firewalls, routing, ports, and protocols & Encryption technologies.
  • Experience with Kubernetes/Gardner clusters, microservices architecture, and API management.
  • Demonstrated expertise in integrating hybrid landscapes and deploying solutions across on-premises and cloud environments.
  • Thorough knowledge of SAP's Business Technology Platform (BTP) and its capabilities.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Azure Solutions Architect Expert) are highly desirable.
  • Hands-on experience with design tools like Visio, TAM, PowerPoint.


Join our team and lead the way in designing cutting-edge cloud architectures for SAP ERP systems! Apply now to make a significant impact in our dynamic and innovative organization. 


Note: The job description is meant to be a guideline. It is not exhaustive, and we will expect the selected candidate to show flexibility and eagerness to undertake varied tasks and projects.




Bring out your best

SAP innovations help more than four hundred thousand 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 two hundred million users and more than one hundred thousand 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, you can bring out your best.  


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 129800 - 220900(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: 395298 | Work Area:Software-Design and Development  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  395298
Posted Date:  Jun 14, 2024
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

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