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AI/ML (Senior) Researcher & Engineer (f/m/d) at the SAP Innovation Center Network

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!



Summary & Role Information

As the AI/ML Researcher & Engineer at the SAP Innovation Center Network you will:

  • Develop and support innovative, scalable, and high-performing technical solutions using emerging and state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Continuously research and document emerging trends in AI/ML and apply these to business problems in an SAP context.
  • Help to implement and improve data-driven products
  • Homogenize existing and design new data science pipelines and connect the disparate data source
  • Develop and test analyses to explore enterprise data from various sources, identify robust patterns, automate the extraction of relevant insights with a focus on production suitability
  • Improve and advance the data science lifecycle of our products. This includes data extraction, data cleaning, data explorations, feature engineering, model building, model persistence, and visualizations, with a focus on development and data pipeline aspects
  • Work together with product management, designers, developers, data analysts, and other data scientists to ensure product success


Role Requirements

  • MSc or Ph.D. in a quantitative field, e.g., Computer Science, Physics, (Industrial) Engineering, Statistics, Applied Mathematics from a top university
  • 5+ years of experience in the delivery and management of data science and AI projects involving large & complex data sets and data science/machine learning pipelines
  • Ability to write production-level code in Python. Other languages, e.g. Scala, Java, JavaScript, Go, are a plus
  • Experience with data science-heavy SaaS products and use of notebooks for experiments Good understanding of and intuition for statistical concepts, including hypothesis testing, statistical distributions, time series
  • Broad knowledge of Machine Learning and Deep Learning algorithms; Knowledge Graph-based algorithms, recommendation systems, and Explainable AI is a plus.
  • Analyzing different ML algorithms that could be used to solve a given problem and testing them for best performanceGood understanding of data structures and relational and in-memory databases, e.g. SAP HANA, Postgres, MongoDB
  • Experience with common analytics and data science frameworks: NumPy, sci-kit-learn, pandas, Keras, TensorFlow, ...
  • Effective communication skills, with a focus on expressing complex concepts in a simple way to a broad audience.
  • Willingness to catch up on the newest development tools and cloud tools when necessary
  • Fluent English, German is a plus
  • Experience in agile software development (Scrum), and code review - based development cycles
  • Experience with data visualization tools like SAC, Tableau, Power BI, or similar
  • Experience in mathematical optimization, supervised and unsupervised learning methods
  • Process knowledge & data mining experience is a plus
  • Experience in data science techniques suitable for the Financial domain is preferred
  • Start-up experience or background is a plus.


About the team

The mission of the SAP Innovation Center Network (ICN) is to contextualize and pioneer emerging technologies that will be foundational for the future success of SAP and of our customers. We are a diverse, global team and collaborate across roles, functions, and locations, enabling every colleague to contribute and investigate new ideas. We identify and contextualize emerging technologies to define their value for business and society. With around 200 development, business, and design experts worldwide, the ICN is geared up to make an impact. As innovation requires courage, curiosity, and patience, we live up to a culture of trial and continuous learning. This paves our way to success: We create tangible business value with revenue-generating solutions for our customers and large-scale adoption of cutting-edge technology at SAP.


Our team in Potsdam explores new ways of working with technology to free up people’s creativity and ingenuity by reducing their repetitive tasks, bringing contextual information to the right place and at the right time, and enabling time for high-value activities that have a real business impact. We work on articulating and prototyping visions of enterprise software beyond the current roadmaps, investigating the most important jobs-to-be-done in the enterprise, and running projects to take us closer to fully autonomous enterprise software all of it in the context of finance.


The team cultivates an entrepreneurial spirit by encouraging risk-taking, transparently sharing successes, failures, and learnings, practicing continuous improvement, promoting psychological safety, and engaging in brainstorming sessions, design thinking workshops, and any other ideation methods or activities that foster creativity.


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: or, APJ:, EMEA:

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:317862 | Work Area: Software-Design und Entwicklung | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Berufserfahren | Employment Type: Part-Time or Regular Full-Time  | Additional Locations: 

AI/ML (Senior) Researcher & Engineer (f/m/d) at the SAP Innovation Center Network

Einrichtung:  317862
Datum:  21.01.2022
Kategorie:  Software-Design und Entwicklung
Benutzerdefiniertes Feld 3:  Berufserfahren
Stellentyp:  Vollzeit, unbefristet
Reisen:  0 - 10%

Potsdam, DE, 14469