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(Sr.) Data Steward / (Sr.) Project Consultant in ML with focus on legal and data privacy topics Job

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Date: May 22, 2019

City: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, BW, DE

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 213866
Work Area: Administration
Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.


Technology & Innovation (T&I) is responsible for SAP’s overall platform and technology development such as SAP Cloud Platform and SAP HANA. In addition, T&I drives the incubation and adoption of intelligent technologies like Analytics, SAP Leonardo Machine Learning and IoT across SAP’s product portfolio. The T&I board area is also in charge of SAP’s global innovation agenda and builds new business model- and market driven innovations to help customers realize the most business value.

SAP Leonardo Machine Learning is part of SAP’s intelligent technologies portfolio and one of the key drivers of the Intelligent Enterprise. It is our mission to infuse all enterprise applications with machine learning and to empower our customers to make the most of their business data. Our team is located in Germany, France, Singapore, India, Hungary and the US and exemplifies a start-up like, innovative work environment.


As the (Senior) Data Steward / (Senior) Project Consultant-Development in Machine Learning with focus on legal and data privacy topics, you will be part of the SAP Leonardo Machine Learning organization, developing innovative Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence software products. To develop Machine Learning products the availability of data is the most important pre-requisite. As more than 70 percent of all business transaction revenue are touching a SAP system, SAP is in the best position to be the market leader in machine learning business applications. The usage of this data need to follow the extremely high standards of SAP in terms of legal, data security and data protection. Your primary role will be the alignment with and coordination of the different involved parties to enable the use of data for the development teams.

Please note: Due to the nature of the position and its strong focus outside legal advice a registration as in-house counsel (Syndikusanwalt) will not be possible.

Tasks will be:

  • Serve as liaison between Machine Learning product teams and Finance & Administration, with special focus on Global Legal, Data Privacy and other teams to commercialize new machine learning products and enable data usage for the creation of machine learning products
  • Provide hands-on guidance on implementation of legal and data protection guidelines defined by SAP’s legal and data protection departments
  • Develop new and improve existing processes and policies relevant for handling data for machine learning across SAP
  • Monitor and govern the handling of data across Machine Learning teams
  • Create and provide enablement on legal and data protection topics for development and go-to-market teams
  • Provide feedback to SAP’s legal and data protection departments on continuous improvement of guidelines and Terms & Conditions



  • Bachelor/Master of Law (Jurist, Wirtschaftsjurist) or similar education
  • Knowledge in data protection and data privacy laws
  • Proven project management skills
  • Experience with the software/high-tech industry
  • Skills in identifying priorities and anticipating obstacles. Capable of asking questions, proactively seeking clarity, and moving quickly to action
  • Ability to respond positively to change and be adapt to new ideas. Willingness to tackle matters outside area of expertise
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required for effective presentations
  • Experience working with overseas partners and international teams
  • Proficiency in: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint


  • Understanding of the software development process
  • Basic understanding of machine learning
  • German language skills

2 - 5 years of academic of practical experience in relevant areas


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A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

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