Senior Network Architect

SAP - Palo Alto, CA4.3

Requisition ID: 185205
Work Area: Software-Development Operations
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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The Senior network system Architect will be a key member of the Systems Engineering team under the SAP Cloud Architecture and Engineering organization. This team is focused on R&D in the area of Cloud – compute, network and storage Infrastructure as a service layer and is responsible for SAP Cloud Computing infrastructure development. The architect will serve as a primary technical advisor and lead in the definition and development of in-memory computing-related systems for enterprise cloud. Senior systems architect of Petascale in-memory computing infrastructure.


Design, implementation supervision, and support of next gen hardware and software infrastructure for HANA cloud computing initiatives both within SAP and with partners
Serve as a primary architect for the systems engineering team in enterprise cloud Drive the evaluation and adoption of emerging SDN (Software defined networking) in support of cloud computing initiatives
As a Cloud Architect, you are accountable for architecting, designing, & developing cloud delivery models and cloud platform solutions.
Create and document cloud deployment architectures as needed to maintain up-to-date details on existing infrastructure.
Manage and maintain multi-vendor, multi-protocol datacenter and backbone networks

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering
World-class innovator, deep understanding, and hands-on comfort with hardware systems, building fault tolerant and fault resilient systems
10 years of in-depth experience with architecting, planning, designing and executing systems-related projects within enterprise, hosting, and/or cloud-centric data centers
5 years of project management /management experience in fast paced environment
Excellent background and experience with routing and switching technologies
Expert level knowledge with TCP/IP, IPv4/IPv6, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, SDN - software defined networking and network virtualization (NSX)
Deep understanding of Network architecture and fault management systems
Willingness to interact extensively with customers to assist with implementation/network Architecture or service-related issues
Strong executive-level oral and written communication skills and customer orientation
Must be able to work onsite in Palo Alto, CA, local candidates preferred
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