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User Experience Design Manager Job

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User Experience Design Manager Job

User Experience Design Manager Job

Date: Jun 4, 2018

City: Palo Alto, CA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 183845
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Management
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.
SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.


As a senior member of our User Experience team, you will push your creative, problem-solving and people skills to the fullest.  You will work closely with product managers, development leads and other designers and user researchers.  You will study end-users to understand their problems, generate breakthrough design concepts and craft them into practical, buildable solutions.  You will create interactive prototypes as needed to simulate the experience, and return to users to validate your solutions. You will provide detailed interaction specifications and support engineers through the development phase to ensure what you design is built.

Why is SAP a great place for design?

• We have strong executive support for world-class user experience
• You will collaborate with a highly talented, fun and supportive team of design colleagues
• Our software helps thousands of companies and millions of people be more successful
• We dedicate time to advanced UX-driven innovation projects
• We are a highly successful, fast-growing company with a "no jerks" policy that really works
• Our standards are high.  We strive for not just pretty good design, but breakthrough solutions.
• We are always striving to improve.  Whatever level your level, we will challenge and grow you as a designer

What you will do

• Study users to deeply understand their SSNiFs (stakeholders, situations, needs leading to the right features)
• Work to understand the business requirements and help sculpt the product vision
• Generate design briefs to ensure alignment on the problem definition and assumptions
• Lead the UX design project.  This includes deciding the needed activities and coordinating efforts other UX colleagues.
• Generate models that form the theoretical foundation for great solutions: workflow diagrams, flowcharts, storyboards, personas and more.
• Work with UX design colleagues in other areas to generate more creative ideas, and to ensure cross-suite consistency and integration
• Explore multiple design directions to envision the best possible solution
• Create rapid interactive prototypes as needed to simulate interactions using a tool such as Axure.
• Design UXes for web, phone and tablet
• Work with visual designers to make the experience aesthetically pleasing
• Work with user researchers to do up-front user research, and to validate the product concepts and designs
• Support engineering to make sure your designs are faithfully built
• Capture advancements to our standards in our style guide for others to use
• Conduct Kaizen projects to advance our collective thinking or processes


About you

• You have a portfolio of modern, sophisticated interaction designs for web and mobile applications.  Experience designing simple consumer-grade products.
• 5+ experience designing highly interactive mobile and web applications for consumers
• Meticulous craftsperson with strong attention to detail
• You know how to cut through to the essence of a problem and extract simplicity out of complexity.
• Comfortable representing abstract concepts visually with workflows, wireflows, site maps, concept diagrams and other models.
• Excellent conceptual and big-picture design skills including: user experience architecture, information architecture.  You have strong information design skills, can can create layouts that clearly communicate the right story.
• You are adept at designing both macro and micro-interactions
• You are up to speed in the latest design trends on both web and mobile
• You have excellent verbal and written skills.  You are able to persuade others of your good ideas.
• Comfortable building rapid prototypes and scripting interactions to simulate the user experience
• Comfortable with user research and usability methods
• You are positive and optimistic, with a constant thirst to learn and grow.
• Strong work ethic and solid process, while being focused on outcomes.


• At least a bachelor’s degree in something.  (Your portfolio matters more than how you got there.)

Manager-level will have

• Richer and deeper skills and experience in the above items.
• Strong architectural ability.
• Professional maturity.  An awareness of how to get things done within an organization.
• The ability to lead multiple major initiatives with little oversight


• Visual design skills
• Experience and aptitude at motion graphics
• Experience in game design
• Experience designing for cloud application software
• Experience managing, mentoring and/or art directing other visual designers

Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own.
A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

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.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team. (Americas: or , APJ: , EMEA: ). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

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.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
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