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Associate Product Manager - Frameworks Job

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Date: May 17, 2019

City: St. Leon-Rot, BW, DE

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 216168
Work Area: Solution and Product Management
Location: St. Leon-Rot
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.

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At SAP SuccessFactors we have started a Human Revolution.  Using the latest technology, we are unlocking human potential and transforming our customer’s workforces in ways they never imagined.  We are digitally transforming their businesses into the next generation of intelligent enterprises.  Because people are at the heart of every business transformation and people are the heart of our business.  The SAP SuccessFactors product suite spans core human resources and payroll, analytics-based hiring and customized onboarding, continuous performance management, intelligent succession and more.  We operate the largest HCM Cloud in the world, supporting over 120 million users with over a billion transactions for customers across 26 industries in over 90 countries.  Our co-located agile teams have end-to-end ownership of product, design, development, release, user assistance, and cloud operations capabilities.  We are looking for the best talent to join our team and deliver continuous innovations in the cloud, while bringing purpose to their lives and more meaning to their work.  Join us today and become a part of the Human Revolution.

Join our product management team and have a positive impact on how business is run across the globe.  SAP SuccessFactors is a leader in enterprise cloud applications for HR, with thousands of organizations using our SaaS solutions to empower their employees to be their best.  We have compassion for our customers, know their businesses deeply, and partner with them to design software that improves lives and profits.  


In this role you will hone your product management skills, learn about the business challenges our customers face, and expand your technical depth by joining a fun, fast paced, diverse, and seasoned group of product managers who are the driving force behind our company’s product portfolio.

You will be working with an international engineering team across locations in Germany, India, China and the United States on Frameworks topics. Framework components are being used by our internal module development teams but also by customers to extend their system and adopt their business processes.

Within our team, we practice a trust-based working model. If you need to work flexibly from another location or at another time you can do so given your manager’s agreement.

Product Managers on our team drill into details to ensure that the product experience delights customers from start to finish. We are working hands-on and are the go-to persons for all questions around features & functionalities.


The platform team sits at the core of our ability to execute and differentiate our HCM solutions in the market.  You will be responsible for defining the building blocks that allow our applications engineering teams to quickly develop SaaS products that perform, easy to uptake, and deliver functionality and user a experience our customers deserve.

•    Have a clear vision on what the SuccessFactors common application componentry should be (e.g. Metadata and rules, intelligent service, business process engine.) 
•    Find common use cases across the product line to expand platform capabilities
•    Run platform product panels and work with the product teams to understand framework requirements and gather feedback to build and execute on a roadmap
•    Own platform features and drive them to completion through the epics and stories you write with your scrum team
•    Enforce standards and keep teams within the guardrails of platform use and ensure that proper documentation and training is provided to all engineering teams
•    Make tough priority calls and understand the tradeoffs between platform projects
•    Understand the impacts your designs have on performance, scalability and margins
•    Stay up to date on common approaches to platform functionality outside and inside of SAP.  Be a go-to person for this knowledge


Required skills
•    Ability to drive a platform feature to completion, from requirements gathering to design and release; in addition, be capable of describing your work to the rest of the applications development community
•    Experience with agile development; e.g. grooming backlog and constant interaction with the scrum team; you must clearly describe requirements to the scrum team
•    Ability to write epics and user stories that clearly articulate a technical design
•    Can communicate complex ideas in a clear, concise way to technical audiences (English / German)
•    An understanding of product architecture and ability to explain it to others
•    Understanding the impact of a product decision on operations and costs

Preferred skills
•    Experience with SaaS platforms is a plus


•    2+ years of product engineering experience
•    1+ years platform product management experience, preferably on cloud-based enterprise applications



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