SAP Thesis student (f/m) in the Area of SCM Optimization Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 123888

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0%

Career Status: Student

Employment Type: Limited Full Time


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As the cloud company powered by SAP HANA®, SAP is a market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP applications and services enable our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

At SAP, we believe in the power of collaboration and empower our employees to perform at their best in an environment that encourages free and open expression of ideas. You’ll work alongside creative thinkers who share your interests, while turning big ideas into reality for our customers. With innovative job training, mentors to help you grow, and the flexibility to balance your work and personal life, you’ll be able to get more out of your career. It’s no wonder that some of the sharpest minds from around the world are working for a company that is consistently recognized as a global top employer.

Now it’s your turn to take the next step and help make the world Run Simple.


We are looking for thesis students (f/m) who have an attitude for translating modern supply chain business requirements into highly scalable solutions. The candidate (f/m) will support SAP Supply Chain Planning development in the area of Supply and Response Planning or Transportation Management with a strong focus on design and architecture of high performing algorithms.

The planning procedures are characterized by high scalability concerning the volume to be planned (procedure efficiency), broad functionality and seamless integrations into the SCM applications. The solution will natively exploit SAP’s state-of-the-art HANA application platform and HANA Enterprise Cloud.



We are a strong team of highly qualified experts that will coach and advise you during your thesis and will act as contact partners to support you to tackle new and challenging tasks.


The successful candidate (f/m) will have the opportunity to contribute with his or her thesis in the conceptions and development of the “next generation” planning solution that with SAP’s leadership will be introduced into leading companies across multiple industries worldwide.


We offer the following thesis topics:

  • Advanced simulations (What-if analysis) in Response Management;

  • Deployment planning in combination with load consolidation;

  • GAMS integration with HANA and SAP’s optimization offering;

  • Evaluation of local searches and solvers like LocalSolver on real world MIPs.


We expect:

  • Enthusiasm to solve complex problems using state of the art approaches;

  • Motivations to work in a cross functional scrum team and to interact with others;

  • Customer orientations.


  • Student (f/m) - Preferred field(s) of study: Computer Science, Mathematics or comparable

  • Computer skills: Knowledge in C

  • Language skills: Fluent in German and English (oral and written)

  • Soft skills: strong communications and networking skills

  • Others:

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ideally familiar with agile development methodology

  • Experience in Optimization and/or Operations Research know-how is an advantage

Your set of application documents should contain a cover letter, a resume in table form, school leaving certificates, current university transcript of records, copies of any academic degrees already earned, and if available, references from former employers (including internships). Please describe as well your experience and skills in foreign languages and computer programs/ programming languages.

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