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Data Scientist in Palo Alto


Data Scientist in Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA Entry-Level Paid



The SAP Innovation Center Network is a strategic innovation entity within SAP, combining software engineering excellence with thought leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. Across various focus clusters and by building on strong teams, we pioneer game-changing solutions in close collaboration with startups, customers & partners in industry and research as well as with other SAP units. To ensure a successful go-to-market, we follow an end-to-end responsibility approach. By exploring unconventional ideas and developing inspiring proofs of concept, we push the state of the art in computer science and its applied fields to provide SAP with foresight into future trends.

Machine Learning enables computers to learn from large amounts of data without being explicitly programmed. The world's most relevant enterprise data is part of SAP's system and business network. SAP aspires to make all its enterprise solutions intelligent and help customers to leverage their data. As Senior Backend Developer for Machine Learning Platform, you will work with a team of experienced researchers and data scientists taking on challenges posed by the SAP customers and product units and providing smart services across and beyond the SAP portfolio. You will have the chance to work with the richest data sets available in the world addressing real-world problems.


As part of the SAP Innovation Center Network Machine Learning team, you will work together with a team of dedicated experts including researchers, developers, dev-ops engineers, and architects with a single goal of building best machine learning pipelines for a variety of use cases spanning commerce, financial markets, and procurement. You will work against fixed timelines and your success will be measured by the ability to deliver solutions matching the performance of top notch research prototypes. Your tasks include:

  • Ability to capture customer requirements and translate them into software specifications
  • Closely work with customers, partners and internal teams to enhance the solution and systems, troubleshooting data issues etc.
  • Learn quickly new mathematical or technical methods
  • Implement most recent algorithms and approaches for machine learning in collaboration with our data scientists and researchers
  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise in Software Engineering and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans.
  • Initiates and participates in projects in the area of prediction, optimization, and processes using advanced statistical / mathematical approaches, in the enterprise environment.
  • Design best architecture and select the most appropriate modeling techniques and data visualization for big data analysis.
  • Experience in hands-on software development
  • Ability to capture customer requirements and translate them into software specifications
  • Learn quickly new mathematical or technical methods
  • Closely work with customers, partners and internal teams to enhance the solution and systems, troubleshooting data issues etc.
  • Iteratively test, refine and improve the models.



  • Required M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Applied Math or related topics
  • Strong background in mathematics, statistics and programming
  • Strong background in Machine Learning (Deep Learning)
  • Experience in statistical modeling, machine learning, or data mining practice.
  • Experience in SQL, relational databases, database concepts, dimensional modeling and database design
  • Proficient in one or more programming languages such as Java, C++, Python, JavaScript
  • Familiar with one or more machine learning or statistical modeling tools
  • Strong analytical and quantitative problem solving ability
  • You are a self-starter, goal-oriented, striving for perfection engineer. As an ideal candidate you will demonstrate a proven track record of enterprise-grade product releases preferably as cloud-based solutions.
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Excellent communication, relationship skills and a strong team player.
  • Strong Industry domain knowledge and experience preferred
  • Knowledge in Natural Language Processing preferred

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