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Senior Incident Response Strategist

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Date: Apr 8, 2021

City: Newtown Square, US, 19073

Company: SAP



Requisition ID: 280656
Work Area: Information Technology
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
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.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.



An SAP Incident Response Strategist is a crucial front-line defender and leader of SAP’s digital enterprise. Our Incident Response team is responsible for triaging critical security events detected by security monitoring operations, analyzing all available data to determine if a cyber-attack is occurring, scoping the extent of a suspected attack, coordinating efforts to contain attacks, and conducting forensic investigation to determine the details around the attack. As a strategist, you will help ensure the IR team is properly equipped to be successful defending SAP.


The Role


As an Incident Response Strategist, you will help design and build SAP’s global detection and response capabilities. As a part of the IR team, you will partner with analysts, investigators, and managers to identify opportunities for systemic improvement in tooling or processes. You will own key objectives and work with our partners in security architecture, vulnerability management, Lines of Business, IT, Cloud Operations, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and external vendors to design and deliver solutions to our most pressing challenges. You have incident response experience – ideally at an enterprise – and understand the types of tools, capabilities, and partnerships required for enterprise monitoring and IR.


You will have excellent planning skills and are able to effectively communicate complex ideas regardless of audience. You have cloud experience in at least one hypervisor and knowledge of security monitoring in a multi-tenant and multi-cloud environment. Bonus points if you have experience with enterprise acquisition integration and security operations in a federated environment. You are able to work in a global and environment across multiple time zones. Additionally, you will mentor and coach junior Incident Response analysts and investigators. 


Role Requirements 


You should have demonstrated experience in leading cyber-attack investigations and of working in a similar 24/7 environments managing cases with enterprise SIEM or Incident Management systems. Previous experience of leading multi-functional teams is also required.


We are looking for analytical, critical thinking, solution orientated problem solvers. You should be quick to learn and adapt and operate in a large dynamic environment.


You will also need to have the following technical skills and experience:

  • 4-6 years of experience working in a 24/7 operational environment (Cyber Intelligence Fusion Center, SOC, NOC, Operations Center)
  • Knowledge of TTP methods and frameworks
  • Previous system, dev[sec]ops, or network administration experience
  • Strong core networking skills
  • Advanced Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL) skills
  • Security monitoring and response experience in AWS, Azure, GCP, or Alibaba
  • Scripting or software development abilities and experience with security automation
  • Experience managing cases with enterprise SIEM or Incident Management systems




  • Newtown Square, PA or Bellevue, WA are our Cyber Fusion Center locations, however we are open to Fully Remote for the right candidate.








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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.

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

Additional Locations: Virtual - USA

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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