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Mobile Development Team Manager

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Date: Jan 13, 2021

City: Palo Alto, CA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 271735
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.


About the Mobile Experience and Engineering Unit


Mobile apps are very often a first entry point of our customers to experience the Intelligence Enterprise and to access their data and business processes. Our mission is to bring the mobile portfolio together in ways that offer customers innovative mobile user experience across their business processes while leveraging latest native technologies and delivering on best of breed capabilities in each market segment.  


The Mobile Experience & Engineering unit will be the central place for SAP’s mobile app development and everything around mobile technology. In our responsibility lies the holistic, persona-centric mobile portfolio definition, the overall mobile app development, including app lifecycle management plus the necessary governance to ensure customer success.  


We are looking for a highly-motivated team manager to join and lead our team to build compelling mobile applications for iOS, in close collaboration with customers, partners and end-users.

This challenging opportunity is perfect for a team manager with excellent management skills, an open mind and willingness to join and form a “start-up” like team.




As a mobile development team manager, you will actively lead a development team including Architects, Developers, Quality Engineers, Designers and Product Owners. This will include hiring, education, performance management, project staffing and more.


You are expected to drive innovation, application development and product delivery efforts – including the preparation for internal and external demonstrations. You will also be expected to collaborate closely with co-innovation teams, internal customers, Product Managers, Solution Owners, Architects and key Developers within SAP and with customer and partners.




People and project management skills are essential for this role, as is a knowledge of development methodologies and processes and a solid background in computer software development fundamentals and technologies. Experience in cross-functional and cross-location projects is also required.


You should also have:

  • High degree of self-motivation, ability to deal with many topics in parallel without losing focus on priorities
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work conceptually
  • Strong focus on customer and employee satisfaction
  • Ability to drive sustainable innovation into the teams
  • Experience in agile development and scrum


Preferably you will also have:

  • Familiarity with ERP, SOAP & REST, OData, Cordova, NativeScripts and UI5
  • Fluent German skills


Work Experience Requirements


  • At least 5 years of professional experience in people and/or project management – successful track record required
  • Experience in cross-functional and cross-location projects, ability to coach project teams
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process is beneficial


If you are an excellent team player with excellent communication and presentation skills who can proactively network on a global basis then this could be the team manager role you are looking for.



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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.
Additional Locations:

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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