SAP IT Technology Senior Consultant for Cloud Platform Operations Job in St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 187143

Work Area: Information Technology

Location: St. Leon-Rot/ Dresden

Expected Travel: 0 - 20%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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SAP Cloud Infrastructure Services is the trusted technology partner to support SAP´s business transformation to THE Cloud Company. We strive to provide best-in-class IT Infrastructure Services from data centers to workplace for SAP to increase productivity of SAP employees and act as a showcase.

The Infrastructure Operations organization (CIS IO) within SAP Cloud Infrastructure Services is the core of SAP’s cloud success by providing cloud infrastructure and operations support for several cloud-based IT services SAP is delivering on a global scale. To run these highly scalable and secure cloud infrastructures and provide automation services to all lines of business across SAP we leverage technologies from VMware, XEN, KVM, OpenStack, CISCO, NetApp, EMC supporting various Operating Systems and required management tools/processes on top.

For our Cloud Platform Delivery team within our global CIS IO unit we are looking for new team members who are understanding automation is key to success in large scale cloud operations, want to be part of a globally distributed, highly diverse team and are eager to join us shaping the way SAP delivers best-in-class cloud infrastructure operations.


  • End-to-End support and responsibility for several large-scale, globally distributed cloud platforms, from Hypervisor-Level to Platform-Level, with focus on VMware-based platforms

  • Evaluate, analyze and approve new tools and tool-versions for productive use throughout SAP Infrastructure

  • Understand and design architecture of various SAP Cloud Platforms with various technology stacks (VMware Hypervisor (ESXi, vSphere), VMware vCloudDirector, XEN, KVM, NetApp, EMC, CISCO UCS, OpenStack) and deliver 3 rd Level expert cloud operations support

  • Steer and support Service Providers doing Level1/2/3 Hypervisor support

  • Consulting for business units and internal customers in technical aspects of infrastructure setup and operations

  • Change, Incident, Problem and Escalation management


Required skills:

  • Expert Level experience in supporting and operating VMware-based platforms (at least 5 years of relevant experience)

  • Advanced Computing Knowledge Using Windows & Linux Operating Systems and Controls

  • Experience working in large-scale datacenter/cloud/network environments

  • University degree or similar education in Software Engineering, Computer Science or a similar field

  • Excellent communication skills, experience in interacting with customers and other teams in daily business as well as during escalations

  • Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines

  • Expert level in written and verbal English and German

Preferred skills:

  • Driving infrastructure automation initiatives across infrastructure stacks (compute, network, storage)

  • Experience with other Hypervisor technologies (XEN, KVM, …) is a big plus

  • General understanding and experience with programming languages (object-oriented as well as scripting) is a plus

  • ITIL foundation (or higher) certification is a plus

  • Experience with team collaboration- and coordination tools (e.g. JIRA, GIT)

  • General knowledge about various SAP solutions and products like HANA, ERP and/or BW


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