1+ months

Senior Security Architect - SAP SuccessFactors

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Requisition ID: 271239
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Expected Travel: 0 - 30%
Career Status: Executive
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Career Level: T5

Hiring Manager: Meg Bear

Recruiter Name: Paula Greif




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. Thats 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 its the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve peoples lives.




As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition.



Are you ready to help application development teams move the security needle? The person filling this role will work to create meaningful partnerships between the security experts at SAP SuccessFactors and the SAP global security teams implementing our security standards in their code and development practices. Youll be asked to lead efforts developing new security guidelines and architectures and assist development teams in adopting and implementing these new guidelines. The ideal candidate is one who has a strong background in development but has a desire to change focus to the big picture.


Within our team, we practice a trust-based working model. If you need to work flexibly from another location or at another time you can do so given your managers agreement.


In the first 12 months you will:

  • Contribute to the larger SAP security community:  As part of the team you will be involved in the development of application security architecture and building partnerships with other security teams from around the corporation.
  • Create usable guides and demonstrations: Lead by example. Create actionable demonstrations of security concepts and the guides explaining their use.
  • Create a vision: As the security landscape changes, youll help SAP SuccessFactors remain ahead of the curve and ready for the standards and regulations to come.


In order to accomplish this, you will need to:

  • Build relationships with and understand the needs of SAP SuccessFactors Engineering and Operations teams.
  • Build relationships with corporate Identity Management, Compliance, and Security Management teams.
  • Work with a spirit of collaboration yet possess the ability to influence where needed.
  • Have a high degree of intellectual curiosity and a lack of fear for learning something new. You should be open to learn from others and also willing to help mentor and teach.
  • Be creative and resourceful, create solutions where they do not already exist.



  • Strong understanding of federation technologies; SAML, OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect
  • Strong understanding of encryption and cryptography, management and use of x509 certificates
  • Experience with securing public web interfaces (like HTML, SOAP, and REST)
  • Experience with directory technologies like LDAP and Active Directory
  • Familiar with containerization services and the concepts of the service mesh
  • Excellent communication and writing skills



  • 10+ years industry experience working in a software development environment
  • Experience with building and deploying applications in the Cloud
  • Experience working in an agile environment, DevOps, and the alignment with corporate SDLCs



Palo Alto, CA, USA


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 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). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Additional Locations :Virtual - USA

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

Job Segment: Architecture, SAP, ERP, Developer, Engineering, Security, Technology

Posted: 2020-11-26 Expires: 2021-02-05

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