SAP Data Scientist - SAP Custom Development Job in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Requisition ID: 122757

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Expected Travel: 0 - 30%

Career Status: Management

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.


SAP is the world's leading business software company with more than 70,000 employees all over the world and more than 296000 customers in 190 countries, helping businesses of all sizes, in all

industries run better.

SAP Custom Development, a division within SAP, is a global organization dedicated to delivering innovative custom solutions to meet our customers unique business process needs. We deliver a full lifecycle of custom development services from strategic planning, risk assessment, development and quality assurance to maintenance. With development centers in US, Canada, Germany, Brazil, India, China & Japan, we are able to leverage a global delivery model that utilizes the specific strengths of each location. To ensure excellence in execution, all development is delivered by following our solidly defined methodology. SAP Custom Development helps customers maximize the value of our customers' technology investments and can ultimately help to enhance their competitive advantage. SAP Custom Development provides development services in the area of advanced analytics to customers, helping them to improve their business performance based on scientific analysis of large amounts of business data, predictive modeling and optimization algorithms.

The application of data science techniques in SAP customer projects is extremely diverse and ranges from supply chain optimization solutions over point-of-sales data analytics in retail to applications in machine sensor analytics and predictive maintenance, to name just a few examples.


SAP offers experienced data scientists the opportunity to boost their career, working in a high-performance development/consulting team that is focused on innovation in the intersection of business optimization, mathematics and software technology.

A Data Scientist is expected to lead small project teams in the execution of our customer projects. These teams execute the mathematical modeling of our customers’ business problems, develop algorithms and applications to solve these problems, and help our customers directly to understand and implement the results of the analysis. In this role, the Data Scientist works directly with industry experts and technology experts to translate our customers’ business needs into mathematical models and present and deliver a solution to the client. The Data Scientist is also a supporter and expert advisor to SAP’s sales team (Go-To-Market) in order to generate new customer business in the area of data science. This position requires the ability to work and communicate as a part of a high performance team in an international environment.


  • Leadership role for data science projects with a high degree of responsibility and self-dependency in the execution of customer projects

  • Opportunity to expand your skills in a scientific, technical and business dimension at the same time

  • Intellectual challenge to solve some of the most complex business problems across all industries

  • Stimulating work environment in a very international high caliber team

  • Attractive compensation and career opportunities with SAP


For the Data Scientist position we are considering experienced candidates with high analytical problem-solving skills. A strong interest in scientific and technical work is required. Candidates are expected to quickly develop consulting capabilities on the job, with the ability to communicate effectively in an international team environment.

An ideal candidate should possess the following expertise:


  • Ph.D. or Masters in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or an equivalent area

  • At least four years of professional experience outside academia

  • Strong in mathematics and statistics

  • Software development experience

  • Proven leadership skills or project management expertise

Personal skills:

  • Leadership skills to guide a project team from a commercial, technical and scientific perspective

  • Learn new mathematical or technical methods quickly and with little guidance

  • Willingness to participate in the sales process as a subject matter expert

  • Ability to deliver clear, concise presentations to non-scientific audiences

  • High energy, clear goal orientation and strong work ethic; “can do” attitude

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluent English is a must

Customer facing skills:

  • Represent SAP in customer projects as the point of contact for the customer, including negotiations to resolve conflicts around project-related issues

  • Capture customer requirements and translate them into software specifications

  • Explain complex information in a clear and precise manner

  • Create and deliver professional presentations


  • Technical experience is required in at least some of the following areas:

  • Mathematical modeling, for example in: MatLab, Predictive Workbench/SPSS or R

  • Programming: Java, C , ABAP

  • Software architectures: n-tier, SOA

  • Database servers, for example: SAP HANA, Sybase ASE / ASA, ORACLE, MS SQL Server, IBM DB2

  • Database programming: SQL, PL/SQL, T-SQL

  • Data warehousing/reporting/ETL: SAP BusinessObjects

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint)


Newtown Square (PA) and Pala Alto (CA) USA


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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