SAP Senior Product Specialist Job in Palo Alto, California

Requisition ID: 161356

Work Area: Solution and Product Management

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time

Original Posting Date: 09/25/2017


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Purpose and Objective: SAP Labs, LLC seeks a Senior Product Specialist at our Palo Alto, CA location responsible for the success, quality, cost management and delivery of a product or project in the whole product lifecycle as defined in the portfolio.

Expectations and Tasks: Contributes to the efficiency, effectiveness and improvement of processes used in own area. Gain market and customer insight: Analyzes technology trends and customer requirements to identify growth opportunities for SAP. Proactively engages and provides input for product strategy discussions. Contributes to developing a product vision and a product roadmap. Constantly evaluate competitive products on basis of publicly available information to ensure his/her product is on-par or competitive in the current market. Customer roll-in: Conducts user research, participates and organizes e.g. customer events. Ensure product definition: Ensure customer input into all product definitions. Prioritizes and describes product backlog which reflects customer and user needs. Enriches backlog and ensures that the scrum team and other relevant stakeholders have a comprehensive understanding. Ensures rollout plan. Ensure product delivery: Contributes to a holistic product vision and product design and ensures all product teams have a comprehensive understanding of it. Develops test cases and/or conducts expert testing and validates planned and implemented scope throughout product lifecycle and ensures delivery of high quality software. Accepts or rejects sprint results. Contributes to creation of product-related non-coded assets (such as rollout and knowledge transfer material). Creates and contributes to the delivery of a product to implement the solution strategy. Collects and incorporates early feedback from Customers and other relevant stakeholders. Remains cognizant of usable software being available at the end of every sprint. Using expert knowledge in SAP HANA and in-memory database technology to drive development of innovative products and prototypes. 10% travel required.

Education and Qualifications/Skills and Competencies: Position requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field and 7 years of experience; or alternatively, a Master's degree and 4 years of experience.

Work Experience: Experience must involve SAP HANA and SAP XS Engine; In-memory database technology; SAP products, ERP, SCM, or similar; Blockchain field; leading and shaping product/PoC development; agile, SCRUM development process; design thinking innovation methodologies; coding in Python, JavaScript, or Java; full stack technical knowledge; SAP UI5 and Fiori; machine learning; SQL, Security and Encryption, Data Aging, HANA modeling, HANA Predictive Analytics, Text Analysis; and basic systems administration. 10% travel required.

Travel: 10% travel required

Internal use only: reference code lhrs4262


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