Software-Development Operations

Senior User Experience Design Specialist

Requisition ID: 363149
Work Area: Software-Development Operations
Expected Travel: 0%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Career Level: T3
Hiring Manager: James Lin
Recruiter Name: Thea Carino  

Original Posting Date: December 9, 2022 


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.

Location: Palo Alto, CA


Purpose and Objective:  
Ariba, Inc. seeks a Senior User Experience Design Specialist at our Palo Alto, CA location to provide product usability, evaluation, and support to product development teams in projects, including the analysis and investigation of applications/systems of high complexity.


Expectations and Tasks: 
Work as part of a dedicated project team to provide direction and inspiration to peers and maintain and influence the design language. Present to and manage relationships with stakeholders and their adjacencies on a variety of efforts that support both the business and a strong user experience. Responsible for User Interface delivery outcomes of assigned projects and sub projects. Assess usability problems caused by implementation errors, IT customization, or integration across SAP products. Plan and schedule usability studies that can test User Interface standard building blocks and pattern concepts independent of specific product domains. Use and coach on design User Experience tools to solve complex User Interface issues. Lead interactive customer product demonstrations and discussion and elicit user requirements on both the usability and functional scope. Create User Interface proposals, high fidelity prototypes, and animations for communication of specific interaction details.


Education and Qualifications/Skills and Competencies: 
Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Visual Design, Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction or related field and 6 years of progressive post-baccalaureate experience required. The company will also accept a Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Visual Design, Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction or related field and 4 years of experience.


Work Experience: 
Experience must involve 4 years in each of the following:
•    Facilitate brainstorming and co-design activities with internal groups and with customers;
•    Evolve, create, and contribute to the UI design pattern library for web;
•    Design and deliver web applications following Lean UX approach;
•    Design for Accessibility and localized experiences;
•    Apply user research methods as baseline for design approach; 
•    Work with globally distributed teams as well as larger multi-disciplinary team that includes visual designers, content strategist, product managers, and engineers; and
•    Design, test, and deliver user journey maps, interaction workflow, wireframes, prototypes, and final mockups and design specs for implementation. 


Travel:  N/A


Internal use only: reference code lhrs4262


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This position is eligible for the SAP Employee Referral Program subject to the eligibility criteria outlined in the SAP Internal Employee Referral Policy.

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.
Additional Locations:  

Requisition ID:  363149
Posted Date:  Jan 7, 2023
Work Area:  Software-Development Operations
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0%

Palo Alto, CA, US, 94304

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