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Product Security Architect (f/m/d) - Co-Owner Security Testing & Open Source Security Strategy

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Date: May 8, 2021

City: Walldorf, DE, 69190

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 284771
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Location: Walldorf
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type:
Part Time or Regular Full Time



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The Co-Owner Security Testing & Open Source Security Strategy supports the Security Testing & Open Source Security Strategy Owner in his daily job. These two roles reside inside the SAP Global Security organization (SGS) in the area of ‘Security Testing & Validation’. 
The mission and responsibility are to ensure an aligned and consistent architecture and product lifecycle integration of central services and tools to perform security scans that retain developer efficiency (e.g. integration, software lifecycle) whilst enforcing security.

Role Information:

Together with the Security Testing & Open Source Security Strategy Owner you will

  • Evaluate the security testing requirements of the LoBs and their corresponding role functions that are part of the SAP secure software development lifecycle.
  • Act as a liaison between Global Security, LoBs, and the tool teams.
  • Translate business and product requirements into technical requirements for the central services and tools.
  • Align the proposed services and tools with stakeholders regarding implementation and adaption feasibility.
  • Monitor implementation of the services and tools together with implementation team.
  • Streamline and optimize security processes through automation.
  • Provide security expertise and advice to top management on Security Testing.


Experience / Role Requirements:


  • Minimum of five years working experience in secure development
  • At least three years of experience working with SAST / DAST / open source software security tools (e.g., as a security expert of a development project)

Required skills:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, natural science or a related discipline.
  • Strong background in application security, data protection, secure software development (deep knowledge in secure programming in at least one programming language) and software engineering
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Willingness to collaborate with different teams from SAP Global Security and Development units.
  • Fluent English language skills

Preferred skills:
CISA, CCSP, CISM or CISSP certification





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