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Senior Network Consultant - Datacenter Switching and Routing Job

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Senior Network Consultant - Datacenter Switching and Routing Job

Senior Network Consultant - Datacenter Switching and Routing Job

Date: Jul 13, 2018

City: Newtown Square, PA, US, 19073

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 190338
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 Global Switching and Routing Operations team supports the company’s global External facing Cloud solutions we´re offering to our end customers via different service offerings.

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 third line incident support as well as knowledge transfer to other support teams.

Within our team, we practice a trust-based working model. If you need to work flexibly from another location or at another time you can do so given your manager’s agreement.


  • Responsible for third line incident support and problem management.
  • Investigate and evaluate new network technologies.  Design and deploy solutions/infrastructures based on these technologies.
  • Ensure compliance of network infrastructure to global standards.
  • Ensure that service and operational level agreements are met.
  • Develop and maintain tools for automation of network device configurations and deployments.


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

Required skills

  • In depth knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol suite.
  • Expert knowledge in Cisco ACI technologies.
  • Strong competence in switching and routing technologies and operations.
  • Expertise in network technologies like OSPF, HSRP, VRRP, Routing Domains, VLAN’s, VxLAN, VRF, etc.
  • High understanding of Cloud computing, SaaS, hosted systems ideally experience with SDN and virtualization technologies in the Network Area.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a strong command of the English language.
  • Expert abilities in developing network designs and concepts.
  • 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.
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Self-starter capable of identifying and driving resolution of gaps in technology and processes.

Preferred skills

  • CCNP certification / Switching & Routing experience is a plus
  • Experience with leading Switching and Routing platforms (Cisco ASR / Nexus / Catalyst, Arista and others)
  • Experience with Storage and Compute as part of Infrastructure ecosystems is plus
  • 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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