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Senior Network Consultant - Global Network Services - Load Balancing /F5 Job

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Senior Network Consultant - Global Network Services - Load Balancing /F5 Job

Senior Network Consultant - Global Network Services - Load Balancing /F5 Job

Date: Jun 27, 2018

City: Newtown Square, PA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 185538
Work Area: Information Technology
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.
SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.


The Infrastructure Services organization is responsible for operations of the internal as well as customer facing data centers and services like storage, compute, and network. The Global Network Services unit, as part of Infrastructure Services, supports the company’s global network infrastructure, including the local as well as the wide area networks.

The Application Centric Services Operations team supports the company’s global external facing cloud solutions we´re providing to our end customers via different service offering.

Your primary tasks is to help the various teams to fulfill their daily tasks. This includes the design of new services, coordination of global roll-outs, operation and continuous improvement of the global network infrastructure. Alignment with the representatives of the various line of business will bring new requirement to our team. Close cooperation with the other global Technology Network Delivery colleagues will be required in order to ensure, that the network infrastructure is delivered in accordance with business requirements and global standards. You will provide second and/or third line incident support as well as knowledge transfer to other support teams.


  • Investigate and evaluate new network technologies.
  • Design and deploy solutions/infrastructures based on these technologies.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the design of network services.
  • Engage with the line of business
  • Coordinate deployment of new network services (Project Management)
  • Responsible for second / third line incident support and problem management.
  • Ensure compliance of network infrastructure to global standards.
  • Ensure global alignment across the regional delivery teams.
  • Develop and maintain tools for automation of network device configurations and deployments.
  • Participate in on-call rotation for L2-L4 support.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Communications Engineering or equivalent.

Required skills

  • In-depth knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol suite: preferably in load balancing as core competence however additional disciplines such as web proxies and spam mitigation technologies are a plus.
  • Experience creating and troubleshooting F5 iRules and rolling out and Operationalizing F5 ASM
  • Experience with scripting and automation (e.g. Python, Java, Perl, Ansible)
  • Good understanding of Cloud computing, SaaS, hosted systems at enterprise or service provider scale
  • Expert abilities in developing and documenting network designs and concepts
  • Basic Project Management Experience with good analytical thinking and problem solving abilities.
  • Flexible, self-motivated and able to work independently in a fast paced and multicultural organization.
  • Flexibility to work on a schedule that is convenient for our customers.

Preferred skills

  • CCNP certification /Switching & Routing experience is a plus
  • Good understanding of virtualization and SDN/OpenStack technologies like VLAN, VxLAN, VRF, etc.
  • F5 LTM/GTM/ASM or Bluecoat certifications are desirable
  • Experience with F5 hardware, including VIPRION
  • Experience dealing with application operation teams to determine requirements and validate that design objectives meet business requirements
  • Basic Financial Understanding (OPEX & CAPEX)
  • Experience in Service ownership / Coordination is a plus
  • Experience with Public Cloud offerings is a plus


5+ years of work experience in the networking field.

Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own.
A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable 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. (Americas: or , APJ: , EMEA: ). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
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