Lead Network Engineer (SAP Ariba) Job

Requisition ID: 188182
Work Area: Software-Development Operations
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.
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SAP Ariba is the world’s business commerce network. We help companies extend their business commerce processes into the Cloud, where they can use our Supply Chain and Procurement solutions from Ariba Network to find opportunities to cut costs, reduce risk, and grow revenue through better collaboration with trading partners. The Ariba Network is the world’s largest trading partner community with more than $600B of commerce flowing through and more than 1.7 million businesses in 190 countries around the world, with a new business joining Ariba Network every two minutes.

As Lead Network Engineer, you will be leading a team who designs, deploys and maintains SAP Ariba network with cutting-edge technologies. You will be responsible for designing a standardized, fault-tolerant & scalable high-performance network for supporting SAP Ariba application stack. You will also be in charge of designing & implementing automation solution for building as well as maintaining the high availability network. A candidate must have strong technical background in network engineering along with DevOps experience in the corresponding areas.


  • Managing and leading a team of network engineers as an integral part of the SAP Ariba Cloud Engineering Services team.
  • Work closely with cross functional leaders and stakeholders to drive requirements gathering and planning against agreed upon delivery dates.
  • Be in charge of designing & implementing automation solution for building as well as maintaining the high availability network.
  • Participate in design and engineering of multi-vendor production networks spanning multiple data centers and locations.


  • B.S. in Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in building and managing a team of strong technical engineers responsible for network operation/engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience with common networking protocols including TCP/IP, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, etc.
  • 4+ years of experience with Arista/Cisco/Juniper switches, routers & firewalls.
  • Experience with automation/DevOps.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


  • Former role as network/network security engineer.
  • Experience with network monitoring & automation.
  • Familiar with one of common programming languages, such as Python, Ruby, Perl, Java.
  • CCNA/CCNP/CCIE certification or equivalent is a plus.

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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, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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

Full time
Palo Alto, CA 94301, US