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SAP Globalization Services (GS) enables SAP’s global footprint by helping customers succeed in their local markets by providing legal compliance, multi-language capabilities, and delivering country local best practices for SAP solutions. The economy’s drive for globalization and digitalization goes hand in hand with an emphasis on local best practices and country requirements. This makes us one of the most instrumental teams of SAP’s transition to the cloud.

The development team of SAP Language Services develops and operates various language technology components, such as statistical and neural machine translation or style checking applications. As a Product Owner, you will play an integral part in shaping the future of our Cloud Localization Platform.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, insights-driven, dynamic and strong team player with excellent organizational, communication, collaboration, inter-personal, analytical and technical skills. The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced product owner, developer, development manager or architect with solid knowledge in machine learning and interest or experience in language technology. Customer-centricity as well as strong networking within SAP and related communities are required.


As Product Owner Your Main Tasks Are
Managing the product backlog of the development scrum team
Interacting closely with the development team
Acting as the primary contact to the stakeholders
Aligning product goals with the Language Platform product team
Cooperating with the line manager to create a sustainable implementation team
In order to be successful in this position you need to be:
A visionary and result-oriented person: You envision the final product and see the vision through to completion. You are open to innovation and change.
A leader and a team player: You give guidance and make decisions relying on close collaboration with and buy-in from a team of experts. You are accountable for the WHAT, while the development team is accountable for the HOW.
A communicator and a negotiator: You are the interface to different stakeholders who have a variety of backgrounds, job roles, and objectives. You can understand these different points of view. You are able to convey priorities and empathize with team members and stakeholders.
A holistic actor: You are responsible for a small part of a bigger product and must be interested in the overall product. You are ready to accept cross responsibilities.




Education And Qualifications / Skills And Competencies

A degree from a university or a university of applied sciences. Preferred field(s) of study: Natural Language Processing, Computer Science, or Computational Linguistics with technical focus.

Required Skills (must Have)
Profound understanding of agile development roles and methodologies. Familiarity with agile development, continuous delivery, DevOps and quality engineering.
Excellent organizational, communication, collaboration, inter-personal, analytical and technical skills as described above.
Experience in software programming and cloud technology. Basic understanding of software architecture. Knowledge of machine learning.
Quickness to grasp new concepts and evolving technologies.
Openness to continuously gain domain expertise and understanding of your product.
Good written and verbal English and German language skills.
Preferably you bring along knowledge/skills in one or more of the following areas:
Experience in the development of web-scale cloud-ready software.
Experience with natural language technology, ideally machine translation.
Good understanding of automated software testing concepts and methods.

Work Experience

At least 5 years in the software industry in the role as product owner, developer, architect or development manager.

Educational level:


Level of experience (years):

Senior (5+ years of experience)

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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