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Senior Application Security Architect

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Date: Jan 29, 2021

City: Palo Alto, CA, US, 94304

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 268588
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
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.


Please note: this position can be based from the Palo Alto or San Ramon office, once offices re-open.


About SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors is a world-leading provider of cloud human experience management (HXM) – the new people-focused market category for Human Resource technology. Our HXM suite lets more than 7,000 global customers provide their employees with experiences that recognize their individual value and consistently motivate them to achieve peak performance levels – values we also live by. Working on the SAP SuccessFactors team means making an impact to over 160m global users with a market leading cloud solution. 


About the Role 

The platform team is looking for an energetic and dependable individual, who is passionate in solving complex system level problems, creating scalable and highly efficient frameworks and supporting software development across the whole business suite. A professional with solid grounding in Computer Science, strong competencies in security, big data, data structures, algorithms and software design is an ideal candidate for this team. 


Day to Day Responsibilities: 

  • Design and development application-area specific security topics​ in a high-volume SaaS system with complex business scenarios, performance, scalability and testability 

  • Code-level review of security practices​ 

  • Review security issues and alerts from multiple systems of records​ 

  • Manage security quality gate and threat modeling process using chosen tools​ 

  • Actively participate in security related incident response 


Required Skills and Experience: 

  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent industrial experience required; Master’s Degree preferred. 

  • 5+ years of overall software development experience, 5+ years in Java. 

  • Devising an overarching security strategy   

  • Work alongside engineering and security teams, providing solutions and advice on secure architecture, design, and implementation. 

  • Work with central security team to drive security best practices, shift left security design concepts, and continuous threat modeling reviews. 

  • Provide vulnerability remediation guidance and mentoring to product development software engineers  

  • Respond to security breaches and work with central security team on remediations.   

  • Familiarity in common vulnerability management tools like Nessus, Qualys, Rapid7 Nexpose / InsightVM, Retina, etc is a must.  

  • Proficiency in coding, data structures, algorithms, and designing for performance, scalability, and availability. 

  • Experience developing highly available, scalable distributed systems. 

  • Familiarity with containerization services i.e. Kubernetes. 

  • Strong analytical skills. 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Certifications such as CISSP, GSEC, CEH or CISM desired 


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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
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Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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