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SAP SuccessFactors - Senior Director of Engineering, Web Experience

Company: SAP
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

We help the world run better

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!

SAP SuccessFactors Senior Director of Engineering, Web Experience


SAP SuccessFactors is seeking a Senior Director of Engineering with world-class management skills to lead and grow our extraordinary experience engineering team. -This position will report directly into the V.P. Engineering for Experience and Ecosystem Services and can be based in Palo Alto or San Ramon, CA

This is a key leadership position with immense potential for growth. The candidate will lead entire Web UI development within SuccessFactors and drive the transformation for how we organize our UI development, design, and deliver world class experiences and influence API first mind set across all SuccessFactor's applications

The right leader will inspire and motivate our engineering teams to deliver world class engaging experiences that thrills and excites our customers and their employees.

This is a highly cross functional role, managing multiple projects across locations. - The potential candidate would work closely with other members of the team, UX, product area backend engineering, performance, quality, and other functional groups within SAP SuccessFactors and have the opportunity to create Suite wide impact and lead the team to get best results.


Build and motivate a world class team of senior managers, architects, talented UI engineers and set vision, objectives and key results aligned with the broader organization goalsSet the technical vision and strategy within Cloud HCM Experience engineering team and influence technology and Innovation for World class Web user experiencesBreaks down Silos - Connects engineering team to other parts of the business when needed; Finds efficiency and consistency across products through coordination with other engineering LeadersEnsure the delivery of quality releases; Manage planning, prioritization, trade-off, and execute against delivery commitments Contributes to the adoption of new or improved architectural techniques by working closely with Senior architectsWork closely with engineering leaders and product managers across the SF suite of products to ensure consistent adoption of UI frameworks and technologies Align with the broader SAP UI technology teams to identify areas of collaboration and co-innovation Own complete software development lifecycle - designing, leading, implementation, and testing of new features within a fast paced, agile environment

Skills & Competencies

Proven success building, motivating, and retaining high-performance engineering teams10+ years of experience developing, managing, and orchestrating rich web user-interface (UI) development across multiple teams and sites of UI engineers including 5+ years of management experience managing Senior managers and architectsPrior success as a software engineer, subject matter expert, and strategic influencer on the direction of the product design and development Cross functional, Cross geographic team leadership and management experienceExcellent written, verbal and presentation skills. Role requires ability to influence without direct authorityBasic background in User Experience (UX), with ability to understand complex UX problem scenarios and their corresponding UI solutions.History of driving engineering cultural change and broad experience including developing UI's using headless API, shift-left testing, microservices and Continuous Delivery/Continuous Integration practicesKnowledge of Agile methodologies, Test Driven Development and passionate about unit tests, Integration testing, stress testing and performance testing and test automation Past work experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript / ECMAScript 6, TypeScript, and cross-browser compatibility issues and open-sourced web UI frameworks, such as jQuery, Angular, React, Vue, and OpenUI5 and web related security topics such as XSS and CSRFUnderstanding about web-accessible application implementations using ADA Section 508 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines from WAI of W3C.Understanding about Right-to-Left languages (such as Arabic and Hebrew) and their impact on web UI implementations.

Work Experience & Qualification

Requires 10+ years of professional experience in developing enterprise web-based applicationsOutstanding written, presentation and verbal communication skills.Bachelor's in Computer Science required, Masters preferredCross functional and Cross geographic team experience

We build breakthroughs together

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

We win with inclusion

SAP's culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone - regardless of background - feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.
SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility 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:
For SAP employees: Only permanent roles are eligible for the SAP Employee Referral Program, according to the eligibility rules set in the SAP Referral Policy. Specific conditions may apply for roles in Vocational Training.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Requisition ID: 342788 -- Work Area: Software-Design and Development -- Expected Travel: 0 - 10% -- Career Status: Executive -- Employment Type: Regular Full Time - - Additional Locations: -#LI-Hybrid

Keywords: SAP, Palo Alto , SAP SuccessFactors - Senior Director of Engineering, Web Experience, Executive , Palo Alto, California

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