SAP Senior Cyber Resilience Technical Architect Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 189072

Work Area: Information Technology

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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The SAP Cybersecurity department is part of the SAP Global Security Organization within the Product & Innovation board area. SAP Cybersecurity enables us to build up digital resilience and appropriate response measures to counter threats against our company. Within our global security framework, Cybersecurity activities cover operational tasks within threat prevention, detection and response. This allows us to build the necessary resilience and defensive measures to keep up with fast-changing and steadily-growing, external threats. SAP Cybersecurity helps ensure the continuous delivery of our products and services to our customers with excellence, while preserving the security properties of availability, integrity and confidentiality.

Based in Walldorf, Germany, the Senior Cyber Resilience Architect is a high-impact contributor with primary responsibility for (1) evaluating current disaster recovery strategies within multiple Cloud lines of business and (2) creating designs which will optimize business technology resiliency for SAP. This position is crucial to envision and oversee implementation of a resilient, technical architecture leveraging world-class technologies. Select strategies will enable SAP to deliver premier products to global customers regardless of environmental hazards, local infrastructure failures, cyberattacks or crisis events. You will work in close collaboration with local and worldwide colleagues. The architect must be able to partner with leading technology providers to envision the future -- including network, storage, compute, telecommunications, colocation partners and public cloud providers.

Job Tasks

  • Develops strategies and direction for disaster recovery (DR) and designs business resiliency solutions using current and emerging technologies.

  • Defines the architecture to strengthen high-availability and resiliency of SAP applications and services to meet or exceed contractual requirements.

  • Teams with Cloud Lines of Businesses (LoBs) to create a multi-year playbook and roadmaps for delivering a technical environment capable of meeting or exceeding all SAP recovery objectives.

  • Leverages knowledge from internal colleagues, external providers, industry best practices, outputs from consulting engagements, and/or other valued sources to improve the technical environment resilience.

  • Evaluates and recommends new products, maintains knowledge of emerging technologies and assists with development and management of the corporate DR planning system.

  • Translates project or regulatory business requirements into Disaster Recovery and process designs. May act as project leader for special enterprise-wide assignments related to Disaster Recovery or Business Resiliency initiatives (such as SAP Building Customers for Life program).

  • Collaborates with Corporate Infrastructure Services, Global Security, Business Continuity and Cloud LoBs to develop DR elements for new projects or existing technologies within SAP.

  • Plans and recommends Disaster Recovery hardware, systems management software, and architecture for all DR projects or business resiliency initiatives.

  • Approves and modifies Disaster Recovery infrastructure design and architecture to ensure regulatory and business requirement compliance.

  • Maintains recovery planning documentation as it relates to infrastructure systems design, configuration, support, and processes


  • Take responsibility for the outcomes of your assigned projects and tasks

  • Independently / autonomously solve complex technical tasks

  • Work on large complex activities using your creativity and your professional expertise and specialist knowledge to deliver high quality results / solutions

  • Collaborate in designing long-term concepts

  • Work independently while setting priorities and providing regular project status and updates

  • Make decisions independently and help enhancing current and future design and strategy

  • Work in a global team collaborating with your colleagues and support where necessary

  • Maintain partnerships and build contacts / networks with internal and external partners

  • Working under pressure

  • Working independently and in multinational and multi-cultural team

  • Communicate and convey information in a clear way that others can understand

  • Communicate relevant information in a timely manner and provide constructive feedback to cross-functional colleagues and managers

  • Perform professional hand-overs of tasks and projects

Education & Qualifications/Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a IT-related field of study, Master a plus, international degrees preferred

  • Previous experience with one or more SAP products a plus, but not required. Must be prepared to rapidly obtain strong familiarity with all SAP products and underlying technologies.

  • Expert / Lead technical role and capable of coaching and mentoring Cloud LoB technical staff regarding Disaster Recovery functions and resiliency requirements across the enterprise.

  • Advanced knowledge, understanding and experience with a wide variety of industry-standard infrastructure hardware, tools, and software.

  • Familiarity with IT terminology, technical concepts, and DR planning considerations such as backup and recovery, replication, and redundancy

  • Advanced IT security knowledge (i.e., system and network levels) is highly desired

  • Professional skills in English and German (written and spoken)

  • Good knowledge of office collaboration tools (such as Sharepoint, JAM or One-Drive)

  • Scripting language knowledge is an advantage

  • Proven analytical thinking a must

Work Experience

7 years of diverse IT work experience such as technical system support and network administration, or in an enterprise IT engineering environment with an emphasis on planning and management of Disaster Recovery infrastructure.


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