SAP SAP Ariba iXp Intern - Operational Procurement Data Scientist Job in Palo Alto, California

Requisition ID: 171496

Work Area: Software-Development Operations

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Student

Employment Type: Intern

Career Level: N.A.


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.

Ariba, an SAP company, is the world’s business commerce network. Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest web-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Companies around the world use the Ariba Network to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver.

What is SAP iXp?

SAP’s Internship Experience Project is a paid program that gives university students the space to find purpose in their careers. We believe that through placing passionate people on the right teams, providing leadership and learning opportunities, and working on impactful projects, purpose is born. Piqued your interest?

Three reasons to apply for SAP iXp:

  • No more fetching coffee: Work on in-depth projects, emerging products and technologies that drive business results.

  • Lifelong learning: Meet with mentors, make new friends, and attend learning sessions from diverse subject matter experts.

  • Gain visibility: With iXp in your title, you’ll have a global network of SAP leaders, entrepreneurs, and career development opportunities at your fingertips.

What you’ll do

Position Title: Data Scientist Intern

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Expected start date to end date: June 11–August 17

Purpose & Objective of Position

Use data science to create intelligent products for the best-in-class cloud procurement solution. We are looking for a Data Scientist Intern 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 extract insights from data, find patterns in payments and buying data, and use your analytical skills to enhance our business applications.

Expectations & Tasks

  • Responsible for coding, testing and analyzing data to be used for creating intelligent product.

  • Work with data scientists and other developers and cross-functionally with product managers and other engineering teams to deliver predictive models from concept to product.

  • Model Building Cycle – pull, cleanse, and validate data for analysis and modeling.

  • Create and implement predictive models for various business process like payment risk, relationship discovery, categorization (unsupervised learning), catalog optimization, etc.

  • 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.

Skills / Competencies

  • Proficiency in SQL and at least one programming language.

  • Hands-on experience with Python and/or R statistical programming language.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and troubleshooting abilities.

  • Experience in establishing and sustaining excellent relationships with the extended team.

  • Good conceptual understanding of CS fundamentals like Data Structures, Algorithms, OS, and DBMS a plus!

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills.

  • Local candidates preferred – must be able to work onsite in Palo Alto, CA during summer 2018.

Educational Requirements (degrees, class completion, etc.)

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate, Masters or PhD program (Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Physics or similar).

What you can expect from us:

  • A summer packed full of events to ensure Interns understand our technologies, our competitive landscape, our culture and our leadership philosophy.

  • Relocation and housing assistance (on a case by case basis)

  • Paid holiday time

  • Well-stocked offices with snacks, sodas and candy


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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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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