Senior/Expert Applied Research Scientist (f/m/d) - Foundation Models on Linked Business Data

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What you`ll do
At SAP, we are bringing together state-of-the-art AI technology with our extensive industry-specific data and deep process knowledge to create innovative AI capabilities across SAP products & services. Large Language Models (LLMs) hold immense potential to change the way we work and develop products. They are reshaping the landscape of Machine Learning across various domains. However, their limited ability to leverage structured / tabular data leaves a considerable share of enterprise data untapped. It is SAP's mission to overcome this challenge within the realm of Business AI. Our goal is to adapt Foundation Models with SAP data, enabling our customers to run their business processes more efficiently. Strong research collaborations with academic and commercial partners are instrumental to achieve that goal. The Role:

· Establish and manage research collaborations with academic and commercial partners.

· Contribute pioneering technical advances to the development of our Foundation Models, including hands-on contributions to model code

· Enable academic research by providing Business AI relevant problem statements, frameworks and data sets

· Keep the pulse with the research, providing insights into the latest research findings and making them comparable with internal work

· Translate project innovations into research publications and contribute to thought leadership in Foundation Models and Generative AI.

What you bring

· PhD or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or other relevant disciplines

· Extensive experience with Foundation Models as well as Machine Learning with Graphs (e.g., GNNs)

· Proven experience and deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with collaboration between industrial and academic research.
· Candidates must have an academic background in one of the following fields: LLMs, Foundation Models, or Knowledge Graphs. This should be supported by a substantial record of related publications, including recent works, and a well-established network in these fields.

· Proficiency in Python, and experience with ML frameworks such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, or similar. Optionally, hands-on experience with Neo4j, TypeDB, PyG or similar.

· Ideally, professional experience with Machine Learning on structured data such as in the ERP or CRM domain

· Proven history of exemplary leadership and strategic mindset, complemented by superior organizational abilities.

Meet your team
SAP's AI organization is dedicated to seamlessly infusing AI into all enterprise applications, enabling customers, partners, and developers to enhance business processes and generate remarkable business value. Join our international AI team where innovation thrives, opportunities for personal development abound, and exceptional colleagues collaborate globally.

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Requisition ID: 390552  | Work Area: Software-Research  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | #LI-Hybrid


Requisition ID:  390552
Posted Date:  Jun 16, 2024
Work Area:  Software-Research
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Walldorf, DE, 69190

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