Information Technology

SAP NS2 Tier 2 / 3 SOC Incident Responder - Hybrid / Herndon, VA

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SAP NS2 Tier 2 / 3 SOC Incident Responder - Hybrid / Herndon, VA



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.


This position requires access to customer data. Must be a U.S. citizen; SAP NS2 does not offer Visa sponsorships for this role. 


As a SOC Incident Responder, you'll play a pivotal role in our Security Operations Center (SOC), which is responsible for promptly identifying, investigating, and responding to security incidents. In addition to handling standard incident response tasks, you'll provide advanced technical expertise and support Tier 2/3 actions, acting as an escalation point for complex incidents requiring deeper analysis and resolution. This position will require coming into our Herndon, VA office at least once a week.


General Responsibilities:


  • Monitor and analyze security alerts and events to identify potential incidents requiring further investigation.
  • Investigate security incidents to determine the root cause, extent of impact, and appropriate response actions.
  • Provide Tier 2 / Tier 3 support by offering advanced technical assistance and guidance to SOC analysts during incident investigations.
  • Execute incident response procedures, including containment, eradication, and recovery, to mitigate the impact of security breaches.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to coordinate response efforts and implement corrective actions.
  • Document incident details, actions taken, and lessons learned to improve incident response processes and enhance future preparedness.
  • Stay abreast of emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and attack techniques to proactively identify and mitigate risks.
  • Participate in tabletop exercises and incident response drills to test and validate response procedures and enhance readiness.
  • Provide support and guidance to junior analysts and SOC team members during incident investigations and response activities.


General Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related. Years of experience may be used in lieu of a degree.
  • At least 5+ years of experience working in a Security Operations Center (SOC) or similar role.
  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity principles, threat landscape, and common attack vectors.
  • Proficiency in using SIEM tools, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and other security monitoring platforms.
  • Experience conducting incident investigations, including evidence collection, analysis, and documentation.
  • Familiarity with incident response frameworks, such as NIST SP 800-61 or SANS Incident Handling.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to prioritize and respond to incidents in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Relevant certifications such as GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or equivalent
  • Hands-on experience with SIEM tools such as Splunk.
  • Knowledge of network protocols, packet analysis, and log analysis techniques.
  • Experience with scripting languages (e.g., Python, PowerShell) for automating tasks and analyzing data.
  • Understanding of cloud security principles and experience with cloud security tools and services.
  • Familiarity with threat intelligence feeds, indicators of compromise (IOCs), and threat-hunting techniques.
  • Experience with endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions and host-based forensic analysis tools.


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.  


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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 145000 - 246400(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: 398801 | Work Area:Information Technology  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  398801
Posted Date:  Jun 28, 2024
Work Area:  Information Technology
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Herndon, VA, US, 20171

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