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Software-Design and Development

Senior Security Engineer



Requisition ID: 291170
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.


At SAP.iO, we strive to build insanely great products by building insanely great teams.  We’re looking for a passionate Senior Security Engineer to help the startup teams in our incubator build awesome products.  You’ll work on the core team and provide mentoring and guidance, as well as rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty.  The focus is creating MVPs and rapidly iterating towards product-market fit, and then preparing for scale.  You should be obsessed with building a secure foundation and keeping the lights on.
SAP.iO is a unit within SAP, charged with creating the next organic growth engines for SAP as an organization.
With more than €20 billion in annual sales, SAP manages an enormous diversity of businesses. However, moving the needle inside of SAP’s dominant enterprise business requires adding more than incremental innovation – it requires the development of massively disruptive organizations.
The task of SAP.iO is to create those businesses, using SAP’s unique position and differentiated data sources to transform industries ranging from people management to security.
The SAP.iO incubation process is modeled after a venture-capital approach to building startups. Startups built within SAP.iO incubation operate differently from traditional corporate business units in three distinct ways:

  1. General Managers are entrusted with end-to-end responsibilities for their projects – building cross-functional teams to tackle business problems;
  2. Teams manage cash – budgeting is not on an annual basis but provided to prove business value over multi-year horizons;
  3. Boards are created to provide oversight and guidance on a regular basis – providing senior sponsorship and involvement throughout the lifecycle of a project.

Startups that receive funding through SAP.iO incubation must be big enough to move the needle at SAP, attack new market opportunities for the company, and be able to be tested through rapid iteration and constant customer feedback.

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Senior Security Engineer looking for an exciting opportunity to manage the secure development, release, and ongoing operations of multiple products.  This role will be a member of our central Venture Studio team working across our portfolio of incubations. 


The primary responsibility is to protect customer data for all ventures in SAP.iO:

  • Ensure that a secure development process is followed 
  • Manage end-to-end vulnerability lifecycle from discovery to closure
  • Architect, design, develop and operate secure applications on multiple cloud platforms
  • Automate monitoring and alerting solutions to detect and report potential issues
  • Advise and mentor teams on security topics as they arise
  • Hold threat modeling workshops, including code review, to identify vulnerabilities
  • Assist the ventures to get through the SAP security validation process
  • Assist in response to any security incidents


  • Expertise in securing cloud applications on multiple cloud platforms
  • Expertise in securely configuring common cloud components
  • Expertise with user management, SSO, SAML to enable ventures products to integrate with other products
  • Expertise with common security standards and compliance method
  • Experience with common static code scanning tools (Fortify and Checkmarx are a plus)
  • Willingness to learn new technologies as they arise; each venture has different needs, and we add 4-6 new incubations each year.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of best practices in security
  • Familiarity with SAP Security standards a plus (but not required)
  • Ability to work on multiple products simultaneously
  • 7+ years of practical experience in software security



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.

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Senior Security Engineer

Facility:  291170
Posted Date:  Oct 23, 2021
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Palo Alto, CA, US, 94304

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

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