SAP (Senior) User Experience Design Specialist (Limited for 1 year) Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 131509

Work Area: Administration

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Limited Full Time

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.

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.

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

The SAP Innovation Center Network combines the best of both worlds: the creativity and agility of a startup with the backbone of a world market leader in business software. We connect teams around the globe working on a diverse range of projects while following the same approach to innovation. Within the different teams we foster collaboration of engineers, designers, product experts, and business developers who are driven by a common mindset: be bold, be honest, be critical, be customer-focused, and most importantly, enjoy work.

We are focused on exploring new concepts, aiming for success in new markets and attract many co-innovation partners wanting to work with us on disruptive business ideas. We lead our projects for the entire lifetime from ideation to mature solutions. Our partners come from various industries and companies of all sizes, from longstanding SAP customers to early stage startups.

The Research & Innovation Team, based in Walldorf, is one of the global teams of the Innovation Center Network. Currently we have developed a new, HANA-based solution for innovation management and are working on a set of new products, which are in research and early development phases. Coming from various cultural and academic backgrounds, our highly skilled team brings top notch programming expertise combined with a good deal of out-of-the-box thinking to the table.

This position is bound to a fixed-term contract of employment with the opportunity of extension.

EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS

We strive to provide our customers with simple-to-use and beautiful applications and top notch user experience, which is due to the inherent complexity of business domains a challenging endeavor in itself. Therefore, your task is to design next-generation user interfaces for innovative applications.

This includes

  • Analyzing and understanding our customers' requirements, e.g. by leading and participating in Design Thinking workshops

  • Creating and validating new design and interaction ideas that make our applications attractive and easy to use

  • Developing and maintaining a modern "design language" for next-generation business and end-user applications

  • Creating highly attractive visual designs and support development teams in implementing these designs

  • You will work in a diverse and open-minded product development team consisting of both dedicated experts and young professionals.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Required skills

  • Experienced UX design specialist or bachelor/master degree in a design-related subject

  • Practical and proven design skills (UX/UI design of web and/or mobile applications)

  • Professional knowledge of prototyping and graphic design software (e.g. Balsamiq, Adobe Creative Suite, …)

  • Creativity in combination with pragmatism

  • Good communication skills and team player

  • Fluent in both German and English

Preferred skills

  • Experience with Design Thinking methodology and moderation

  • Design validation methodologies (e.g. usability testing)

  • Knowledge of technological background (e.g. HTML, CSS, JS) is a big plus!

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Proven experience in professional user interface design, from customer interviews to validated designs

  • Experience in working as part of a development team

  • Applications of graduates and young professionals are welcome.

EXPECTED TRAVEL

Occasional

SAP'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT

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, sensory 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 contact us at Careers.Germany@sap.com . Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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