SAP Development (Associate) Architect Kubernetes Security @ SAP Cloud Platform Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 185632

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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The SAP Cloud Platform allows customers to manage and develop applications in public and private clouds. Applications developed on the platform can leverage a variety of services ranging from the Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry based core, over backing services up to integration services.

The services provided by the Cloud Platform Security department help operators as well as application developers to secure the platform. The topics we focus on are authentication and single sign-on, authorization management, prevention of injection attacks, cryptographic key management, certificate management, digital signatures, secure communication, virus scanner interfaces as well as security libraries for application developers.


For the Kubernetes based core we will provide various security capabilities and services. As a security architect for Kubernetes you will …

  • design and implement robust security functionalities

  • define the architecture of our services including its operation model on the platform

  • leverage suitable security components out of the Kubernetes universe to realize and influence the overall security strategy for the platform

  • contribute to Open Source projects and interact with the community

  • share your knowledge regularly by guiding customers, SAP internal stakeholders

  • collaborate closely inside the team and with the platform operations team

We are looking for a senior-level architect who …

  • is experienced in information security topics

  • is enthusiastic about learning new technologies

  • loves to deeply analyze and understand software

  • has a goal-oriented and accurate style of working

Working with us you will be part of a mature and experienced security team working in an agile Scrum and DevOps setup in Walldorf. We emphasize teamwork and a trust-based working attitude. Employing your skills, you will learn how to secure SAP’s major platforms running on cutting edge technology stacks.


An excellent university degree (bachelor, diploma, master, PhD) in computer science or related fields like software engineering, physics or mathematics. Similar qualifications are welcome as well.

Required skills

  • Expert knowledge in one or more of the relevant security domains, e.g. Identity and Access Management, Secure Communications, Cryptography, Application Security, Operational Security

  • Proven track record in the design and implementation of software

  • Strong experience in one or more of the following programming languages: Java, JavaScript, C/C , Ruby, Python, Go

  • Excellent communication skills in German and English language

  • Experience in guiding and mentoring developers

Preferred skills

  • Specific knowledge in

  • Spring, Spring-Boot or Spring Security or other domain related frameworks

  • Cloud architecture and resilience patterns

  • Strong experience with Unix/Linux

  • Practical experience in contributions to open-source software projects

  • Working experience in agile development practices (e.g. Scrum) or DevOps


  • More than 5 years of experience in professional software development

  • More than 2 years of experience in cloud development and cloud operation topics




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