Intern / Working Student (f/m/d) - Innovation Engineer (f/m/d) at the SAP Innovation Center

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As an Innovation Engineer – working student (f/m/d) at the SAP Innovation Center Network, you will:

  • Be part of the developers building the flagship business decision simulator with generative AI
  • Apply novel technological approaches and tools for solving business problems in iterative experiments
  • Research and document emerging technology trends that can be applied to business challenges
  • Assess the potential, limitations/risks, and readiness of new approaches in an SAP context
  • Help translate new concepts and ideas into prototypes that enable assessment of feasibility and desirability
  • Collaborate with SAP line of business units, startups, and industry to identify and solve business challenges with technology




  • Candidates to currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s degree program which is applicable to the position (computer science or equivalent proven experience) 
  • Familiarity with cloud native development, scalable architectures, containers, and DevOps tools (e.g. Docker, CI/CD)
  • Familiarity with back-end languages and frameworks (e.g. Scala, Python). § Familiarity with database systems (e.g. HANA, PostgreSQL, Cassandra etc.), Application Servers (e.g. Tomcat, JBoss). 
  • Familiarity in web application development technologies (e.g. Typescript & React). 
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in parallel. § Passion for transferring disruptive technology into innovative products.




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. Our team explores new ways of working with technology to free up people’s creativity and ingenuity by reducing their repetitive tasks, brining contextual information at the right place and at the right time, and enabling time for the 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 run projects to take us closer to fully autonomous enterprise software all of it in the context of finance.


You can watch our vision behind the future of finance here. This derives many projects, one of them, using Monte Carlo Simulation is business decision simulator, where we aim to automatically simulate and generate thousands of probable future outcomes for Planners and Decision Makers when an unknown signal arises using logical programming techniques; as an example, SAP’s planners would be able to understand the rapidly changing customer preferences around Move2Cloud trend on to existing on-prem heavy service’s business. Another project we drive in user augmentation is around leveraging greater contextualization to autonomously anticipate data access needs and recommend the relevant access control permissions in order to streamline compliant access to resources, thereby enabling enterprise users get higher value tasks done.


Your set of application documents should contain a cover letter, a resume in table form, school leaving certificates, certificate of enrollment, current university transcript of records, copies of any academic degrees already earned, and if available, references from former employers (including internships). Please also describe your experience and skills in foreign languages and computer programs / programming languages.


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Requisition ID: 384559  | Work Area: Administration  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Student  | Employment Type: Intern   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid


Requisition ID:  384559
Posted Date:  May 20, 2024
Work Area:  Administration
Career Status:  Student
Employment Type:  Intern
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Potsdam, DE, 14469

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