Consulting and Professional Services

SAP NS2 Senior System Administrator - Virtual

We help the world run better

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. 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. Apply now!



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 provide Visa sponsorship.
  • All internal transfers must have manager’s approval.


Technical Skills

  • Subject Matter Expert in deploying and managing secure and scalable virtual machines and managed databases on major cloud platforms, such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure
  • Ability to perform advanced analysis of OS and application issues, crashes, security incidents and performance
  • Experience in architecting highly scalable distributed systems, using different open-source tools.
  • Experience in working on Cloud Distributed Storage/Databases and Distributed Data Processing platforms
  • Expert level proficiency in managing Red Hat Linux, Oracle Linux and Windows Server.
  • Provision and configure cloud assets using scripts, APIs, CLIs and management console.
  • Professional Exposure to Dev Ops release and build management, automation scripts experience with tools like Git, bash scripting, PowerShell, AWS Cloud Formation, Ansible, Salt, Chef or Puppet.
  • Experience in migrations of existing workloads to the cloud.
  • Ability to recommend the best-in-class architecture solutions to successfully meet the strategic needs of the Customer.
  • System architecture experience over the configuration of Identity & Access Management, Networking, File Transfers, Security, Load Balancing and disaster recovery.
  • Experience in analyzing and applying security best practices to all enterprise related technologies.
  • Expertise in operating system configuration & security fundamentals and assist in risk and compliance standards adherence.


Leadership Skills

  • Deep understanding of computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends
  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication. Ability to connect technology with measurable business value.
  • Ability to influence highly skilled technical leaders and thinkers beyond direct reporting lines.
  • Strong sense of accountability, results-orientation, and customer focus.
  • Strong team, interpersonal, analytical, problem identification and resolution skills.
  • Professional curiosity and the ability to enable yourself in new technologies and tasks.
  • Self-motivated with strong time management skills
  • Able to work remotely without close supervision.
  • Experience understanding set IT strategies and objectives.
  • Being available for working outside of normal business hours, holidays, and some weekends when needed or for on-call periods.


Desired Skills & Experience

  • 10-12 Years of total professional experience in field of Information Technology
  • 8+ years of managing Linux Systems and applications.
  • 5+ years of scripting and coding
  • 3+ years of actual Enterprise compute support
  • Certification with Operating System, Network and Cloud technologies
  • University Degree relating to information systems or computer science (Bachelor, Master)




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:

For SAP employees: Only permanent roles are eligible for the SAP Employee Referral Program, according to the eligibility rules set in the SAP Referral Policy. Specific conditions may apply for roles in Vocational Training.


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 97,000 - 213,800 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:  367041
Posted Date:  Sep 21, 2023
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Herndon, VA, US, 20171

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