SAP Principal Data Scientist Architect Job in Palo Alto, California

Requisition ID: 119621

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

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.

We're looking for a Principal Data Scientist to be part of our Business Network team and help draw insights from one of the biggest B2B data stores in the world. A key trait to be successful in this role is to have a love for data and utilize it to solve critical problems and deliver end user value. You will create predictive models, extract insights from data, find patterns in payments and buying data, and use your analytical skills to take our business applications to the next level.

Key Responsibilities

  • Mentor a team of data scientists and work cross functionally with product managers and other engineering teams to deliver predictive models from concept to product

  • Create predictive models for various business process like payment risk, relationship discovery, catalog optimization

  • Work with software engineers to put predictive models in production

  • Determine the tracking necessary to enable analytics of our products and features by working closely with product and engineering partners

Key Qualifications

  • 10 years of experience

  • Hands-on experience with machine learning algorithms for regression, classification, and clustering

  • Strong engineering experience in C, C or Java.

  • Familiar with classical statistics and time series analysis

  • Be an iterative and quick thinker – you deliver preliminary results fast and then iterate over time

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science (data mining or machine learning focus), Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Statistics, or another quantitative scientific field


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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