Security Engineer - DevOps Job (Palo Alto, CA, US)

Requisition ID: 249456 Work Area: Software-Design and Development Expected Travel: 0 - 10% Career Status: Professional Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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SAP SuccessFactors Cloud Operations is looking for a seasoned Security Engineer/Architect with a strong DevOps engineering background and extensive application security experience to help with DevOps security initiatives and implement best practices in the areas of infrastructure, network security, secure by default architecture and secure coding. The engineer will be part of the Application Security team under CISO office and work closely with the CTO office chief architects, Compliance, Engineering and Operation teams.


The Role

In this engineer role you will work independently as well as part of a scrum team in lean DevOps culture to introduce and execute DevSecOps best practices, make decisions based on risk analysis, create and enforce cyber security policy. We are looking for candidates with several years of hands-on experience with network and application-level security in a production environment and public cloud experience. Container and SaaS enterprise software experience is essential, and you will develop primarily on automating security principles and checkpoints into the CI/CD pipeline and containerization process.

You will apply security-as-code principles to improve security of the entire product suite and provide training, mentoring, and best practices to the product development teams.

You will also:

Execute security operation control to respond to and mitigate security incidents.
Analyze and harden existing infrastructure, automation, application coding and DevOps process
Quickly respond to new and emerging security threats and vulnerabilities, investigate suspected attacks and help manage security incidents including providing post-mortem analysis, identify causes, develop solutions and preventive measures
Collaborate effectively with other teams including architects, Risk Management, Compliance and product development teams to implement best practices, remediate vulnerabilities, educate employees, and keep customer data safe


Role Requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate experience in supporting production environments, hands-on experience with major DevOps tools and technologies and experience with all aspects of security in SaaS application and API driven technical stack. You also need to have strong hands on experience with scripting (bash, PowerShell, ruby, phyton) and automation and orchestration (Rundeck, Jenkins, Terraform) in VMware, Openstack and Azure cloud.

Experience in the following is also required:

Requirements identification, solution analysis/testing, and product selection
Azure or Google Cloud Platform.

You will have a solid understanding of SaaS and multi-tenancy application design, strong Linux administration and scripting experience and expert knowledge and practice with multiple public clouds.


About SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors Cloud Operations is responsible for the delivery of our industry leading HXM product suite to over 6,850 customers and 150 million global users while ensuring Public and Private Cloud datacenter availability to support up to 1.2 billion daily transactions. As trusted partners within SAP, we influence innovation in our platform and empower our people to deliver the Human Experience. Cloud Operations uses four guiding principles in the prioritization of world class service delivery: Standardize, Speed, Simplify and Scale/Secure. As we continue to innovate, we’re also expanding our scope and reach through strategic partnership with hyperscaler, allowing us to take advantage of the stability and security hyperscalers can provide.  Given our promise of 99.99% customer availability (while also reducing our cost of cloud), it is vital that our organization is optimally and functionally organized to provide best-in-class HXM service delivery.


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