Software-Design and Development

Head Generative AI and Deep Learning

We help the world run better

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!




The Business AI team inside of the Office of the CEO is a technical center of excellence which delivers core AI capabilities for consumption by product teams and organizations across all of SAP. We build the latest in AI/ML technologies including applications leveraging large language models as well as AI/ML features for the business applications space. We pioneer game-changing solutions in close collaboration with SAP units, customers, partners, startups and research collaborations with academic institutions. By exploring unconventional ideas and developing inspiring proofs of concepts, we push the state-of-the-art in AI and its application to businesses to provide SAP with foresight into future trends. 


The AI team seeks to make all business applications intelligent. We build out new lighthouse applications using AI/ML, bring these capabilities into existing applications, and empower all of SAP, customers and partners with ML services on SAP’s cloud platform.




What you will do:

As a senior leader for AI and Deep Learning, you will be responsible for building out SAP’s Generative AI capabilities for a variety of use cases, including Conversational AI capabilities for a Digital Assistant for all SAP Enterprise software solutions, benchmarking open source and closed source LLMs across various Enterprise tasks & fine-tuning LLMs & Foundation models to build solutions to challenging problems outside the scope of base foundation models. The AI team’s mission is to build AI capabilities into business applications to empower SAP’s customers to accomplish more with our software. Business prioritization, technical feasibility, understanding the state of the art, and collaboration are key skills needed to be successful in this role.


You will define, build and drive Generative AI innovations within the Central AI team, building up and leading a team of dedicated experts in ML/DL/AI and applied researchers with the goal of leveraging existing AI solutions and augmenting them with your team’s innovations and use that to drive user adoption of AI features in SAP’s lines of business, maximizing the impact of deep learning and Gen AI for SAP globally. You will be leading a multi-disciplinary team of Data Scientists and Software Engineers based in two locations, Palo Alto & Singapore.




What you will bring:


  • Graduate degree in Computer Science related field with strong record of shipping technologies in deep learning, generative AI, and also other areas of machine learning (natural language processing preferred, image/video/speech a plus for multi-modal innovations)
  • Track record of building impactful products and prototypes
  • Strong practical understanding of leading deep learning frameworks
    (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch)
  • Proven ability to handle senior internal stakeholders and customers
  • Experience building and leading teams to top performance
  • Strong desire to overcome obstacles and make your findings and research benefit SAP's customers
  • Ability and desire to represent SAP’s Machine Learning with superior written and oral communication skills in English




  • Minimum of 10+ years of post-graduate, international professional experience in research and/or software development
  • Extensive knowledge of Generative AI and large language models
  • Previous experience successfully building and leading teams of 40+ employees, including management of managers.



Palo Alto, CA








We build breakthroughs together


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.

Compensation Range Transparency: SAP believes the value of pay transparency contributes towards an honest and supportive culture and is a significant step toward demonstrating SAP’s commitment to pay equity. SAP provides the annualized compensation range inclusive of base salary and variable incentive target for the career level applicable to the posted role. The targeted combined range for this position is 263,800 - 609,200 USD. The actual amount to be offered to the successful candidate will be within that range, dependent upon the key aspects of each case which may include education, skills, experience, scope of the role, location, etc. as determined through the selection process. Any SAP variable incentive includes a targeted dollar amount and any actual payout amount is dependent on company and personal performance. Please reference this link for a summary of SAP benefits and eligibility requirements: SAP North America Benefits.

Requisition ID:  386650
Posted Date:  Mar 21, 2024
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Executive
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 20%

Palo Alto, CA, US, 94304

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