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Lead UX position with SAP - work with the SAP Jam team!

From: Michelle K.
Sent on: Monday, September 23, 2013 5:24 PM
Position:       UX Design Lead – SAP Jam
Location:       Vancouver, BC (Yaletown)
Category:       Regular Fulltime
SAP Labs Vancouver

Established in 1984, SAP Labs Vancouver employs over 1200 people and is the birthplace of Crystal Reports and SAP's robust Business Intelligence Platform. It is one of the largest development centers for SAP BusinessObjects solutions, including dashboards, visualization, reporting, query, analysis, discovery, search, and predictive capabilities, and also has teams supporting sales, support and consulting. The SAP Labs Vancouver office is located in Yaletown, in the heart of downtown Vancouver.
Job Description
The SAP Jam team is looking for an experienced visual design and interaction design expert to lead the overall development of both visual design and interaction design specifications for the product development team.
SAP Jam connects customers, partners, and employees with information, applications, and processes to drive results from anywhere – embedded into business applications, on the web, and mobile. By adding collaboration to sales, HR, and other processes, customers can shorten sales cycles, increase customer and employee engagement, and reduce training costs. SAP Jam provides a single, secure social foundation across an entire business.
  • Oversee and manage priorities for a team developing UX wireframes and visual design assets based on business and functional requirements developed by SAP Jam Product Management team.
  • Lead in the creation and execution of usability studies based on customer feedback. 
  • Coordinate and communicate SAP Jam design specifications to corresponding development teams for the purposes of integrating SAP Jam into other SAP applications.
  • Lead the development of forward-looking designs beyond current release timeframes, including specifications for interaction and visual design
  • Represent and communicate design intent on a day-to-day basis with the SAP Jam Development team.
  • Lead refinements of UX designs based on feedback from development, product management, and customer usability feedback.
  • Interact on a daily basis with the SAP Jam development team – this includes attending feature elaboration meetings, development review meetings, release review meetings, and being present to answer questions and update designs based on evolving requirements.
  • Develop a design portfolio for SAP Jam, demonstrating key design patterns and visual requirements, and integrate other design standards from the broader SAP portfolio of software.
Required Skills & Experience
  • 10-15 years of experience developing interaction and visual design specifications
  • Experience managing or leading a team of UX design professionals
  • Experience working with large & geographically dispersed engineering teams
  • Experience in enterprise software design, especially transactional and/or collaborative & social software
  • Expertise in visual design and interaction design tools & software, including Adobe PhotoShop, Axure, and other visual design prototyping software
  • Impeccable communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Design portfolio demonstrating a specific design philosophy or approach with specific examples.
  • BA in visual design, interaction design, communications, or similar field required
If you are interested in exploring this exciting opportunity please apply via the link below:
Michelle Kim
Senior Recruiter
SAP Talent Acquisition – Technology

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