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Senior Cloud Hyperscaler Engineer

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Date: Apr 27, 2021

City: Newtown Square, PA, US, 19073

Company: SAP

Requisition ID:268228
Work Area: Information Technology
Expected Travel: 0 - 20%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

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About the SAP GCS PSO Central Infrastructure Service Operation team

Central Infrastructure Service (CIS) Operation team is part of the Platform and Services (PSO) department of Global Cloud Services (GCS) organization within SAP. Our team is responsible for operations and management of central infrastructure service located in both SAP internal IaaS platform and multiple public cloud service providers:  AWS, Azure, GCP and Alibaba Cloud, which run PaaS/SaaS solutions from various Cloud LoBs (line of businesses). The most critical goal for PSO CIS Operation team is to safeguard central infrastructure service to have zero-outages and minimum of MTTRs.


The Role

As Senior Cloud Engineer, you are responsible for the PAAS level/Guest OS/Virtual machines/Containers running within all CIS provision platforms. You need to co-work with other related stakeholders to be responsible for operation architecture design for central infrastructure service.   You are responsible of meeting SLAs targets with our clients vertically (compute-> storage-> network), driving implementation, quality improvement, automation and optimization of the PAAS processes and execution.  You should be able to work functional silos (network, backup, compute, storage) and other organization units (architecture, design and engineering) to drive values to Cloud LoBs and external customers. You must be able to discuss, negotiate and come up the best solutions for the interest of SAP.


Role Requirements

  • Strong knowledge & hands-on experience with public cloud providers (GCP, Azure, AWS)
  • Strong understanding of cloud native technologies, cloud infrastructure
  • Strong knowledge of Linux operating systems
  • Lead and co-work with team members to apply SRE best practices, establish standards and policies for continuous improvements
  • Experience/Knowhow of Kubernetes & Docker
  • Perform root cause analysis and produce reports
  • Provide technical consulting to other internal organizational units
  • Experience working in an Agile, fast-paced, DevOps environment
  • Experience/knowhow of Automation experience with at least one configuration/deployment management system such as Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible or other similar tools
  • Experience on scripting in at least one language such as python/perl/shell
  • IT hardware/infrastructure understanding and experience in OS, Compute, Network, Storage, Backup
  • Experience/Knowhow of ITIL structure/processes
  • Experience/Knowhow of Cloud IAAS and PAAS offerings
  • Excellent communication (fluent in English, German is an advantage)
  • Strong orientation towards results
  • Participate in the on-call duty rotation


Work Experience

  • 5+ years hands-on experience with public cloud providers (GCP, Azure, AWS)
  • 3+ years hands-on experience in Kubernetes & Docker
  • 3+ years automation experience with at least one configuration/deployment management system such as Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible or other similar tools
  • Leadership experience is an advantage



Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you 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 (Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com).

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Additional Locations

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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