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Director - Identity, Access and Data Security Job

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Date: Aug 8, 2019

City: Palo Alto, CA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 198160
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.

Security and Privacy are vital components of SAP Ariba's success as a cloud company.  Our customers entrust us with their Sensitive Business Transactional Data and a limited amount of Personally Identifiable Information because of the value that we add by processing that data for them. If you want to be a game changer in building confidence in the cloud for our customers, consider joining our team. We are looking for ambitious people who thrive in a dynamic environment, and are passionate about security and ready for a challenge.


SAP Ariba’s Trust Office team is responsible for identifying, assessing and managing threats, vulnerabilities, and associated risks to Ariba’s information assets and resources. This includes providing expertise and partnership with operating and maintaining various integrated security technologies to protect the integrity, confidentiality and availability of all information resources throughout a highly distributed cloud environment.

The Director of Identity, Access and Data Security is expected to be a seasoned security professional who drives security improvements within SAP Ariba.  The Director will drive security improvements for platform and infrastructure services. The Director will ensure deployment,  roll-out and maintenance of security tools for the environment, . We are looking for a strong multi-tasker with a keen eye for detail, someone who can think one step ahead of cyber threats. You must be well organized and thrive in fast-paced, high demand role. This role will report to the leader for Security and Privacy for SAP Ariba.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

The candidate will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Drive innovation and research, technical analysis and prototyping to solve IAM, DLP, Certificate Management, Key Management and Anti-virus solutions in cloud
  • Create, maintain, and execute comprehensive suites of test cases against our cloud service platform.
  • Partner with product management in suggesting and clarifying product requirements
  • Communicate and collaborate with engineering teams, architects, and product management
  • Proactively look for ways to make security solutions better
  • Emphasize performance, stress, and scalability testing.
  • Track defects and verify fixes.
  • Operations/maintenance of IAM, DLP, Certificate, Key Management and Anti-virus solutions
  • Documentation creation
  • Compliance reporting


Job Requirements

In order to be successful, the ideal candidate must be, without a doubt, passionate about our customers, partners and technology. Success will depend upon building rapport and credibility with multiple stakeholders across SAP Ariba.

Minimum Qualifications for this role:

  • Direct experience with host based security software.
  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related fields.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Solid understanding of data structures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge in testing and automating integration around cloud service platforms using REST APIs.
  • Strong troubleshooting and root cause analysis abilities.
  • Linux host administration
  • Familiarity with cloud environments (private, public, hybrid)
  • Experience with both hardware and software based DLP solutions
  • Regulatory and compliance experience


Additional Qualifications for this role:

  • Knowledge of SANS Top 25 Common Weaknesses
  • Knowledge of PCI-DSS standard and controls
  • Knowledge of ISO 27034 standard
  • Certifications, one of: GSEC / CEH / GCIH / GWAPT


The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

·       Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent desired.

·       Software Development, System Administration, or Network Engineering experience

·       Successful track record of working with both business and technical customers to achieve business goals and meet requirements

·       Knowledgeable in Cloud Security, Application and Web Application Security and the concepts, techniques, tools, methods and practices used to secure them

·       Strong communication skills and ability to influence others

·       Excellent planning ability and business acumen

·       Able to see the “big picture” and contribute to development of operations runbook

·       Must be organized and goal/execution oriented


Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent

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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.

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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, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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