SAP Senior GRC Specialist Job in Palo Alto, California

Requisition ID: 157202

Work Area: Software-Development Operations

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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Job Summary

We are seeking a senior GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) Specialist to drive portions of Product requirements and support a highly visible program for SAP, related to GRC expertise. The candidate will influence the direction of Access Transparency, Access Controls & Processes, work with the business to understand security access requirements & implement these solutions in different SAP systems. We are looking for a highly skilled & self-motivated individual that works well independently & with a high performing team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design & develop security solutions for customers on public cloud environments

  • Administration & support of a specific GRC solution

  • Troubleshoot & resolve issues in Access & Process controls

  • Troubleshoot & resolve security related issues

  • Demonstrate willingness to learn & work on new technologies

  • Ability to innovate & learn new skills as required in supporting a continually changing technical environment

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or equivalent educational or professional experience and/or qualifications

  • An advanced degree is preferred

  • At least 4 years of GRC and security experience

  • Must have implementation experience with Access controls – Emergency Access, Role Management, Risk Analysis, Workflow configuration & Compliant User provisioning and Process Controls

  • Experience with governance, enterprise risks management, internal controls, regulatory compliance, and internal audits

  • Strong project management and organizational skills

  • Strong knowledge of business processes, inherit risks, and potential risks

  • Understanding of how customers can leverage GRC technologies

  • Excellent communication skills & technical writing skills

  • Must be able to work onsite in Palo Alto, CA


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