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Design Lead (f/m/d) for Emerging Technologies & Applications at the SAP Innovation Center Network

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Date: Dec 29, 2020

City: Potsdam, BB, DE, 14469

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 269355
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Location: Potsdam or Berlin
Expected Travel: 0 - 20%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Part-Time or Regular Full-Time

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

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.

Summary & Role Information

As the Design Lead for Emerging Technologies and Applications at the SAP Innovation Center Network you will: 

  • Conduct white space analysis and provide a UX perspective on state-of-the-art technologies and their applicability to new business scenarios.  
  • Turn complex and technical concepts into beautiful compelling experiences. 
  • Gather business needs, conduct user research, and validate concepts with internal and external stakeholders.  
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams including product management, development, content strategy, and other stakeholders.  
  • Create low-fidelity mockups up to high fidelity prototypes, user journeys, sitemaps, and clickable mockups to support development and communication. 
  • Delight users by creating engaging visual experiences. 
  • Freedom to experiment with new ideas and concepts. 
  • Verification of user interface designs through reviews, validations, and usability testing with end-users. 

Role Requirements

  • Ability to design and implement working prototypes based on interaction and information design specifications. 
  • Profound knowledge of user interfaces design tools like Sketch, Figma, InVision, Abstract, Adobe CC and others. 
  • Excellent understanding of fundamental design principles and human interaction principles. 
  • Fast learning curve and ability to quickly understand technical topics. 
  • Knowledge of SAP and best practice visual design, corporate visual identity, and branding standards. 
  • Basic knowledge of frontend development.  
  • Video editing/motion design skills are nice-to-have. 
  • Fluency in English language (German is a plus). 
  • Start-up experience or background is a plus.

About the team

The mission of the SAP Innovation Center Network (ICN) is to contextualize and pioneer emerging technologies that will be foundational for the future success of SAP and of our customers. We are a diverse, global team and collaborate across roles, functions, and locations, enabling every colleague to contribute and investigate new ideas. We identify and contextualize emerging technologies to define their value for business and society. With around 200 development, business, and design experts worldwide, the ICN is geared up to make an impact. As innovation requires courage, curiosity, and patience, we live up to a culture of trial and continuous learning. This paves our way to success:  We create tangible business value with revenue-generating solutions for our customers and large-scale adoption of cutting-edge technology at SAP. 

Our team focuses on exploring state-of-the-art technology and incubating its most impactful applicability to business scenarios by validating their access to an enormous market, the potential to leverage SAP competitive advantage and efficient testability. It is a flexible and agile minded team of technologists, industry experts, product experts, UX designers, and software developers collaborating closely on multiple topics in parallel to transform promising ideas into solutions with business impact across SAP and beyond. The team cultivates an entrepreneurial spirit by encouraging risk-taking, transparently sharing successes, failures and learnings, practising continuous improvement, promoting psychological safety, and engaging in brainstorming sessions, design thinking workshops and any other ideation methods or activities that foster creativity.

WHAT YOU GET FROM US

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.

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 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: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com).

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

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