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IT Technology Principal Consultant (f/m/d) - WAN Engineering

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Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!


The Global Network Services team supports the company’s global network infrastructure. The WAN Engineering team is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of data network services including WAN and Internet services. 

Your primary tasks include the design, deployment, operation and continuous improvement of network automation tools, including in house dev-ops support for automation scripting running on Microsoft Azure, Virtual Router IOS implementation and configuration, Bash shell scripting, NodeJS, SQL (MySQL or similar DBA skillsets) Ansible automation scripting, and Perl / Python scripting, related to optimizing operations of the global WAN and Internet network infrastructure, specific to our global Cloud Data Centers. Close cooperation with other GNS Cloud delivery team colleagues will be required to ensure that the WAN network infrastructure is delivered in accordance with business requirements and global standards. You will also provide third line incident support and provide knowledge transfer to first and second level support teams.

In addition to these core tasks you will also be expected to support the technical and process design activities by lending subject matter expertise and feeding back regional requirements to global design architects. 

The Role:

  • Design and develop network configuration automation using programming skills as typically needed in the Dev Ops context (e.g. Python, Perl, Unix Shell)
  • Developing end to end environments on multi-cloud infrastructures such as MS Azure or Google Cloud Platform, including virtual routers and automation scripts.
  • Design and deploy solutions/infrastructures based on WAN technologies
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the design of wide area network configuration and automation services
  • Provide consultancy for internal business units 
  • Coordinate deployment of new WAN network services 
  • Ensure compliance of network infrastructure to global standards
  • Ensure global alignment across the regional delivery teams
  • Develop and maintain tools for automation of network device configurations and deployments



  • 4 - 9 years’ experience in DevOps engineering and on cloud technologies (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Expert abilities in developing and documenting network designs and concepts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a strong command of English 
  • High degree of motivation and goal orientation
  • In-depth knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol suite: switching, routing, firewalling and load balancing
  • High understanding of Cloud computing, hosted systems
  • Good understanding of virtualization and SDN/OpenStack technologies like VLAN, VxLAN, VRF, etc
  • Experience with scripting and automation (e.g. Python, Java, Perl)
  • CCNP certification required, CCIE certification is a plus



We are SAP


SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.


Our inclusion promise

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.

SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and 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.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

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

 Requisition ID:310391 | Work Area: Information Technology | Expected Travel: 0 - 20% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

IT Technology Principal Consultant (f/m/d) - WAN Engineering

Facility:  310391
Posted Date:  Nov 6, 2021
Work Area:  Information Technology
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 20%

St. Leon-Rot, DE, 68789

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