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Senior Data Scientist Job

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Date: Jun 11, 2019

City: Bucharest, B, RO

Company: SAP



Requisition ID: 216963
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.

A Data Scientist executes the mathematical modelling of our customers' business problems, develops algorithms and applications to solve these problems, and helps our customers directly to understand and implement the results of the analysis. In this role, the Data Scientist works directly with industry experts and technology experts to translate our customers' business needs into mathematical models and present and deliver a solution to the client. This position requires the ability to work and communicate as a part of a high performance team in an international environment. Industry-specific experience in Retail, Consumer Products, Utilities, Finance, Banking, Automotive or Public Sector is a plus.

Experience in developing software, in most of the following areas

  • Database servers: SAP HANA, Sybase ASE / ASA, ORACLE, MS SQL Server, IBM DB2
  • Database programming: SQL, PL/SQL, T-SQL
  • Data warehousing/reporting/ETL: SAP BusinessObjects, ORACLE BI, Cognos, MS OLAP
  • Programming: JavaScript, HTML 5, R, C++, ABAP
  • Mathematical modelling: MatLab, Predictive Workbench/SPSS, SAS, R
  • Software architectures: WEB, n-tier, SOA
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Several years of relevant industry experience (Retail, Consumer Products, Utilities, Finance, Banking, Automotive or Public Sector) are desired.
  • Experience in working in project teams. Several projects full lifecycles desired.
  • Familiar with Project Management methodologies and deliverables (PMI, Prince 2, Agile)


In addition to a strong scientific and IT background, the position requires strong problem-solving and consulting capabilities with the ability to communicate effectively in an international team environment. The ideal candidate covers a major part of the following expertise areas


  • University degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or Informatics
  • Strong background in mathematics and statistics
  • Strong background software development experience
  • Experience in mathematical modelling and optimization
  • Excellent understanding of statistical and technical methods to produce relevant insights out of huge amounts of data

Personal skills:

  • Willingness and ability to learn quickly new mathematical or technical methods with little guidance
  • Willingness to participate in the sales process as a subject matter expert
  • Ability to inspire confidence and work with all levels of client and internal staff
  • Ability to deliver clear, concise presentations to non-scientific audiences
  • High energy, clear goal orientation and strong work ethic; "can do" attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • English at advanced level is a must, German is a plus

Customer facing skills

  • Ability to capture customer requirements and translate them into software specifications
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear and precise manner; with non-technical audience
  • Professional appearance and demeanour
  • Presentation skills - ability to create professional presentations, handle proper setup of location, use technical/visual aid, have adequate body language and vocabulary, proactively engage with customer and handle questions



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.

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