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Senior User Experience Designer

Company: SAP
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 287049

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

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.


SAP Ariba is seeking a Senior designer to join our UX team. Ideal candidate will involve in full life cycle of product design by working closely with designers, product owners and technology teams. You will help conceptualize and realize the ideal product and experience for our end users. Your deliverables encompass everything that is needed to ensure that all stakeholders understand your vision and strategy of the right product and experience for a selected segment. You will also play a major role in incorporating design thinking and a human-centered design attitude in product organization. While self-motivated is a must, we're also looking for a thinker and innovator who is willing to challenge the status quo and is energized by developing creative solutions to complex problems. You will be joining a team that jumps in with both feet and does what needs to be done. While you'll work under minimal supervision, your proactiveness to think deeply, speak clearly and work collaboratively is anticipated.


  • Actively practice and evangelize the customer-centric thinking
  • Contribute and drive the execution of UX strategy (UX roadmap/planning) within multiple product areas
  • Own and drive the design problems from the ideation to the execution
  • Lead complex, multidisciplinary projects from start to finish
  • Build relationship and collaborate closely with the cross-functional teams such as UX Research, Product Management, Engineering, Business Analytics, and Operations
  • Deeply understand the business goal and challenge its requirements as necessary
  • Use quantitative data and qualitative feedback to inform the design decisions iteratively
  • Create user scenarios, user journey, wireframes, UI designs and prototypes throughout the full cycle of the product development
  • Collaborate closely with designers on the team to gather feedback, define features, and contribute to the overall direction of your product area
  • Work with Design Infrastructure team to conform with the latest design system and contribute to its continuous innovation
  • Provide mentorship to junior and peer designers


  • 7+ years of experience in UX and product design.
  • Consumer mobile experience preferred
  • A strong portfolio showcasing foundational understanding of UX and UI design thought process and how you've contributed to solving specific problems with functional designs
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams - partnering with product and development to oversee the user experience from conception to launch
  • Ability to think long- and short-term to meet the constraints of the product requests while iterating toward a future vision
  • Keen ability to grasp complexity quickly and to focus on key issues
  • Clear communication skill and ability to present your work to internal stakeholders at different design stages and support your decisions
  • An acute self-awareness and deep empathy for both the customer and your team's goals
  • Experience with prototyping as a means to explore and convey design solutions
  • Make a great thought partner with the cross-functional teams
  • Exude can-do attitude and enthusiasm


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 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:

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

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The key to SAP's success? Our people.

We grow. We lead. We innovate - together! We believe that the difference between success and failure is a great team. As colleagues, we support, challenge, and inspire one another every day. We're results-driven and ready to go the extra mile for our customers. We all work from different places dealing with different challenges and opportunities. But our goal is mutual. We build breakthroughs, together.

Driven by innovation? It's in our DNA.

At SAP, innovation is more than just developing top-notch software - it's creating technologies that open up new possibilities. As a cloud company we are future-proofing our customers' business and building systems that provide a foundation for growth and innovation. We know this doesn't happen by accident, so we provide a working environment that promotes free thinking, bold ideas, and collaboration. Of course, having the resources and expertise of a major global organization helps too.

Got ambitious goals? Achieve them - at SAP.

Stay relevant, agile, successful. SAP's robust portfolio of learning and development offerings helps you unlock your potential, stay ahead of technology and accelerates your career. At SAP, we want to make sure our employees are happy, healthy, fulfilled, challenged - and working towards their individual career goals.

There's more to it than coding.

Learn, innovate, and get rewarded. Be your best in a flexible and collaborative environment. The boldness it took to start our company is exactly what we need to keep growing it. That's why we introduced the Hasso Plattner Founders' Award - the highest employee recognition at SAP. It's awarded annually by the CEO to an individual or team whose extraordinary achievement best delivers on SAP's vision and strategy.

Driven by innovation.

SAP has continuously evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end enterprise application software, database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. Our customers are solving the world's hardest problems. As a cloud company we are future-proofing our customers' business and building systems that provide a foundation for growth and innovation. Our vision of the future of enterprise IT is simple - software must be hyper-personalized, modular in nature, and support outcome-based business models.

Not all heroes wear capes.

The key to SAP's success? Our people. They are innovators, leaders, and all around great human beings. They come from many different countries, speak many different languages - and bring their own unique experiences to the table.


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Senior User Experience Designer


Facility: 287049

Posted Date: May 11, 2021

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%


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