National Security Technology Expert

March 16 2023
Industries IT: Software
Categories Security, Continuity, Risk
Ottawa, ON • Full time

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Location: Canada - preference for Ottawa


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 societies, and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.


The SAP Government Security unit is looking for a National Security Technology Expert who will manage security projects and contribute to the expansion of capabilities that address the unique requirements of security sensitive organizations across public sector and regulated industry in Canada. You will build strong relationships with government authorities and collaborate with customer security teams, internal employees and partners to establish a shared understanding of requirements, support customer engagements and deliver projects. You will be accountable for ensuring strict compliance with applicable government regulations and unique customer security requirements and will implement security projects either as a project lead or as an individual contributor on a matrixed delivery team.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Expand SAP Canada’s capabilities for handling Protected and Classified information.
  • Provide expert knowledge, advice, and guidance with respect to Canadian IT Security Guideline 33 (ITSG-33) controls
  • Produce and maintain high quality documentation critical to maintain certification
  • Design and maintain technology solutions that support project delivery and unique security requirements of customers
  • Play a leading role to the development of technological solutions for Digital Sovereignty including Cloud Data Protection Architectures, Data Security, Accountability and Privacy technologies
  • Participate as a contributing member in international information exchanges to share leading practices
  • Maintain internal reporting and ensure employees receive mandatory security briefings
  • Be a member of SAP Canada’s Government Security team and serve as an Alternate Company Security Officer (ACSO)
  • Maximize your potential, grow your professional network, continuously learn, and build a unique understanding of software delivery models in government and regulated industry


You are a self-starting, resilient, goal-oriented individual eager to learn and contribute on a broader team. You embody a positive can-do attitude, are team oriented, open minded, always curious and have a passion for solving problems. You like to work on meaningful projects and are energized by working across diverse teams. You have an interest in learning about security and compliance in a global company that is enabling some of the most security conscious organizations in the world.

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a high degree of personal initiative
  • Significant experience delivering technology projects
  • Experience with IaaS/PaaS cloud technology such as OpenStack, AWS, Google or Azure
  • Experience working with classified systems in the past five years
  • Significant experience implementing and/or managing security controls
  • Knowledge of RCMP physical security standards
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • A propensity to collaborate and work on a team
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of government security regulations
  • Knowledge of government security regulations outside Canada is an asset
  • The successful candidate must have the ability to successfully obtain and maintain a government security clearance. An existing Government of Canada security clearances is desirable.


-Fluent in English (verbal and written)

-Other languages considered an asset


The SAP Government Security unit is part of the SAP CEO Board Area and has a mandate to ensure strict fulfillment of regulatory obligations in the context of various contract security programs world-wide. The SAP Government Security team in Canada focuses on obligations and risks associated with Canadian federal, provincial, municipal, and highly regulated industry customers with special security requirements.

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SAP innovations help more than 400,000 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 200 million users and more than 100,000 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, we build breakthroughs, together.

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

Requisition ID: 368084 | Work Area: Administration | Expected Travel: 0 - 20% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time | Additional Locations: Virtual - Canada #LI-Hybrid.

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