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SAP NS2 Senior Linux Administrator - Virtual



Herndon, VA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

We help the world run better

At SAP, we enable you to bring out your best. Our company culture is focused on collaboration and a shared passion to help the world run better. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from.

SAP NS2 Senior Linux Administrator - Virtual

Company Description:

SAP is the global market leader for business software and related services. SAP National Security Services Inc.® (SAP NS2®) is an independent U.S. subsidiary, offering SAP solutions with specialized levels of security and support to meet the requirements of U.S. national security and critical infrastructure customers.

This position requires access to customer data. Must be a U.S. citizen; SAP NS2 does not offer Visa sponsorships for this role.

As a Senior Linux Subject Matter Expert, you will be supporting multiple build and operations managed service provider teams hosting Cloud based ERP services.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • 10+ years Linux Administration experience supporting production environments
  • Deep understanding of Linux networking
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain DoD Top Secret, CompTIA Sec+, and a Linux certification (e.g., LPIC-2 or RHCE). Certifications required within 90 days of start.
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting Linux storage technologies, like logical volume manager (LVM), network file system (NFS), and Common Internet File System (CIFS)
  • Experience with systemd, including configuring custom services
  • Experience with Linux firewall technologies like firewalld and iptables
  • Expert in Linux troubleshooting and debugging skills; have a passion for problem-solving and investigation
  • Expert with shell scripting (Bash or Korn)
  • Experience with integrating Linux with Active Directory using System Security Services Daemon (SSSD)
  • Experience with writing and using automation with frameworks like Ansible, Chef, or Puppet
  • Experience with Python or similar languages like Perl and Ruby with a focus on automation
  • Candidate would be expected to be proficient with Python within three months
  • Experienced with automated Linux patch management in an enterprise environment
  • Experience with reviewing Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and Nessus ACAS output to determine the best corrective action
  • Experience implementing Linux OS hardening, auditing, and host level intrusion detection systems (IDS)
  • Highly skilled in identifying performance bottlenecks, identifying anomalous system behavior, and resolving root cause of service issues.
  • Understanding of OS Virtualization and/or Cloud concepts
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • multitask with several customers, coworkers, and projects
  • Self-motivated and able to work under pressure to deliver high-quality deliverables

Preferred Skills:

  • Prefer Red Hat Certified Engineer (CE) certification
  • Working knowledge of DoD Security Technical Implementation Guidelines STIGs (Preferred)
  • Experience with managing large numbers of Linux hosts
  • AWS certifications
  • Experience with change control procedures related to altering customer systems in an enterprise environment
  • Integration with LDAP (Windows and/or UNIX based)
  • Hand-on experience using AWS SSM for Configuration/Patch Management
  • Experience using and configuring Tripwire or Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment (AIDE)
  • Experience with Splunk configuration and installation

Bring out your best

SAP innovations help more than four hundred thousand customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with two hundred million users and more than one hundred thousand employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, you can bring out your best.

We win with inclusion

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.
SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team:
For SAP employees: Only permanent roles are eligible for the SAP Employee Referral Program, according to the eligibility rules set in the SAP Referral Policy. Specific conditions may apply for roles in Vocational Training.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Compensation Range Transparency: SAP believes the value of pay transparency contributes towards an honest and supportive culture and is a significant step toward demonstrating SAP’s commitment to pay equity. SAP provides the annualized compensation range inclusive of base salary and variable incentive target for the career level applicable to the posted role. The targeted combined range for this position is 129800 - 220900(USD) USD. The actual amount to be offered to the successful candidate will be within that range, dependent upon the key aspects of each case which may include education, skills, experience, scope of the role, location, etc. as determined through the selection process. Any SAP variable incentive includes a targeted dollar amount and any actual payout amount is dependent on company and personal performance. Please reference this link for a summary of SAP benefits and eligibility requirements: SAP North America Benefits.

Requisition ID: 398225 | Work Area:Information Technology | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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