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SOC Security Analyst - Cyber Defense Specialist (f/m/d)

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Date: Dec 30, 2020

City: Walldorf, BW, DE, 69190

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 269766
Work Area: Information Technology
Location: Walldorf
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type:
Part time or 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.



An SAP Global Security Operations Incident Response Incident Handler is a crucial front-line defender of SAP’s digital enterprise. Our Incident Handlers are responsible for triaging security alerts detected by Enterprise Detection and SIEM, analyzing all available data to determine if a cyber-attack is occurring, scoping the extent of a suspected attack, coordinating efforts to contain attacks, performing forensic investigations to determine the details around an attack, and providing guidance on remediation actions.

Role Information:


  • Performs senior incident response duties as part of the global cyber incident response team
  • Provides leadership, mentoring, and training to junior personnel and to other SAP stakeholders
  • Carries out attack scope and root cause analyses by using forensic investigation methods
  • Enhances existing incident handling processes, standard operating procedures, and playbooks
  • Identifies and develops workflow automation
  • Acts as a technical liaison for third party incident responders


Experience/ Role Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Information Systems, Engineering or related work experience  
  • Expert knowledge of one or more technical areas like:
    • Network protocols (TCP/IP, TLS, HTTP, DNS, SMB, etc.)
    • File systems (exFAT, NTFS, ext4, APFS, etc.)
    • Memory forensics
    • Database and web application security
    • Cloud security
  • Experience with one or more scripting languages (Powershell, Python, Bash, etc.)
  • Proven experience in either threat hunting or cyber threat intelligence
  • Strong ability to demonstrate analytical expertise, close attention to detail, excellent critical thinking, logic, and solution orientation
  • Willingness to learn and operate in a dynamic environment
  • 4+ years of experience leading cyber-attack investigations 
  • 4+ years of experience working in a 24/7 operational environment (Cyber Intelligence Fusion Center, SOC, NOC, Operations Center)



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.

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

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