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Senior Software Accessibility Specialist (f/m/d) - SAP Accessibility Program



Walldorf, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

We help the world run better

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!

What you`ll do
SAP’s central Software Accessibility and Inclusive Design Team is defining, owning and providing the central product accessibility guidelines and quality processes for their global design, development, and validation teams. Together with an experienced team you shape and run SAP’s software accessibility program.

You will work with SAP’s Global Head of Software Accessibility and the Owner of SAP’s Software Accessibility Guidelines to support SAP’s global product teams in delivering accessible software. You have a strong focus on our users’ and customers’ needs from both a product and business perspective. You observe global accessibility legislation, industry best practices, technological innovation and bring that into scalable central guidance. You define in partnership KPIs and measurements powered by real product data to monitor and report continuous progress. You will be a reliable partner for our product experts and help them in coming up with the best solutions.
At SAP, accessibility is powered by team-spirit, collaboration, a global expert community, a central test team, and a strong corporate commitment. This position opens the opportunity to grow into the next generation of Accessibility Leadership at SAP.

What you bring
As we build the next generation of SAP’s User Experience, we look for a passionate team-player with strong accessibility skills and people focus. This role might be a fit if you

  • have knowledge in W3C WCAG 2.2, EN 301549, BITV 2.0 and US Section 508,
  • have knowledge in running, monitoring and reporting corporate accessibility programs,
  • have IAAP certification CPACC, WAS, CPWA, ADS (or comparable skills),
  • practice winning and respectful communication (e.g. Nonviolent communication/Rosenberg),
  • show disability etiquette and inclusive behavior,
  • run with high customer focus and strong accountability,
  • show the ability to continuously adjust to tech innovation and new legislation,
  • have excellent communication and presentation skills,
  • master language skill levels: Fluent in German and English

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Meet your team
SAP’s Software Accessibility and Inclusive Design Team works from Germany and the US. We are passionate to make SAP software accessible and easy to use. Team-Play is our NorthStar and we are holding ourselves accountable to Integrity, Respect, Partnership, Curiosity and Execution.

We build breakthroughs together

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

We win with inclusion

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.
SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and 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:
For SAP employees: Only permanent roles are eligible for the SAP Employee Referral Program, according to the eligibility rules set in the SAP Referral Policy. Specific conditions may apply for roles in Vocational Training.

Requisition ID: 379849 | Work Area: Software-User Experience | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Part time or Regular Full Time | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

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