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Software-Design and Development

Senior Data Scientist

What we offer

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!




Purpose and Objectives 

The SAP Innovation Center Network (ICN) is SAP’s strategic innovation vehicle and combines software engineering excellence with thought leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. In close collaboration with internal SAP units and external partners in industry and research, we explore transformative technology innovation across various focus areas and pioneer game-changing solutions that provide foresights to navigate SAP to tomorrow and beyond. 

We are seeking a talented Senior Data Scientist to leverage the cutting-edge technology to future proof SAP.   

 Core Responsibilities 

  • Lead projects in assessing, evaluating, and demonstrating the feasibility of emerging technologies and research topics for their potential relevance to SAP businesses
  • Build perspectives on emerging technologies in terms of the relevance and value to SAP
  • Responsible for creating prototypes involving machine learning models to address business problems
  • Perform functional and empirical analysis on machine learning topics, conduct research on cutting edge technology and explore promising topics in machine/deep learning
  • Regular project updates using data visualization techniques and audience friendly approach with management and stakeholders
  • Enable developers and other team members to use ML technologies.
  • Coach and mentor junior team members

  Qualifications and Skills 

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field with at least 2+ years of working experience as a Data Scientist preferred. Or Master‘s degree in a related field with at least 4+ years of working experience as a Data Scientist.
  • Hands-on experience architecting and implementing Deep Learning / Machine learning / Data Science projects for innovative products
  • Proficient in Python and SQL with familiarity with ML libraries such as Tensorflow, Pytorch, etc.
  • Experience in cloud technology stack for ML (e.g., AWS Sagemaker, GCP AI Platform).
  • Expertise in at least one of NLP, computer vision, and/or reinforcement learning.
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (deep learning, NLP, reinforcement learning, clustering, knowledge graphs, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications
  • Strong mathematic foundations in statistics and probability, optimization algorithms, and linear algebra
  • Ability to work effectively with ambiguity on vaguely-defined topics/areas
  • Strong problem-solving skills, purpose driven, results led  
  • Passionate for innovation and adaptive for new research areas
  • Curious, Self-starter, Positive mindset, Team player
  • Leadership and excellent relationship skills





We are SAP

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.


Our inclusion promise

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: Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com.


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:296144 | Work Area: Software-Design and Development | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: Virtual - USA

Senior Data Scientist

Facility:  296144
Posted Date:  Aug 26, 2021
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Newport Beach, CA, US, 92660

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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