Senior Design Lead - AI Applications


July 22, 2021

Requisition ID: 286697
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.


SAP Design is made up of multi-disciplinary teams of UX Designers, Researchers, Writers, Content Strategists, Program Managers, and Engineers. We care deeply about the people who use our products, and the SAP Design team plays an integral part in gathering insights about their attitudes, emotions, and behaviors to inspire and inform design. We collaborate closely with engineering and product management to create industry-leading products that deliver value for the people who use them and for SAP’s businesses.
As a Senior Design Lead, AI Applications you are responsible for AI-enabled solutions that assist our customers in making more informed and data-driven decisions about how to manage their business. You will be a design leader within SAP Design and will help mentor and enable a cross-disciplinary team to deliver great end-to-end customer experiences.


  • Enable, drive, and lead the design team by managing project tasks and deliverables using agile methodologies.
  • Shape the strategy by setting high-level design goals to ensure a consistent and engaging experience.
  • Analyze complexity, simplify workflows, and identify the right problems to solve.
  • Drive alignment by collaborating with designers, developers, marketers, and product managers to drive a shared understanding of user’s needs and behaviors.
  • Translate research into outstanding user experiences, steward design from concept to final code.
  • Create key UX artifacts such as concept maps, storyboards, taxonomies, prototypes, patterns, information architecture, workflows, and design specifications.
  • Develop and playback interaction concepts to the larger team and be able to clearly defend design choices through employing prototypes at different fidelities to communicate design intent.
  • Identify new components, patterns, and templates to incorporate into the design standards, ensuring organizational consistency.
  • Review designs of the multi-skilled design team, improving the work while growing the designers.
  • Foster a team culture of diversity and transparent collaboration.
  • Lead team stand-ups & playbacks and present design work as part of a compelling narrative to elicit buy-in from cross-disciplinary stakeholders.
  • Advocate and facilitate human centered design in everyday work and client meetings.


  • Portfolio of previous work must be presented incorporating UI designs and/or sketches that demonstrate an understanding of wireframing, interaction design, visual design, and design best practices.
  • At least 7 years of experience in solving complex user problems through user interface design, creating mock-ups and prototypes (low- and high- fidelity), as well as documenting interaction patterns for product UI.
  • Experience with creating user scenarios for usability testing, analysis of industry trends, task analysis, workflow design, layout & composition, and reporting conclusions in well-developed documents.
  • Experience with design tools (Sketch, Figma, or Adobe Creative Cloud).
  • Strong communication, storytelling, and documentation skills.
  • Experience leading a team towards the successful delivery of high-quality designs to market.
  • Experience in enterprise software design and delivery is preferable.
  • Familiarity with visual authoring tools used by software developers or mechanical, electrical, chemical, or civil engineers such as Visual Studio or Mathworks Simulink is preferable.
  • Familiarity with Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, or Simulations is a plus.
  • Experience with ROS, drones, or other hardware hacking is a plus.
  • Experience working alongside an agile software development team, including use of project management software and integration with scrum, agile etc. is a plus.


  • Remote/Virtual US



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Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
Additional Locations: Virtual - USA