UX Designer
Location:
Redmond , Washington
Posted:
November 25, 2017
Reference:
1079425
Are you interested in working on a cutting-edge business that understands and values your work and sees user experience, customer experience, and service design as key strategic priorities? Join us as a designer on PowerApps, the next generation business application in the cloud. You'll create experiences that solve complex interactions with elegance and simplicity. The role's broad scope will give you ample room to flex your design muscles-both on projects that have immediate impact on the PowerApps business as well as explorations that shape our long-term strategy, vision and direction. Microsoft is one of the most innovative, tech-driven businesses in the world with huge breadth, reach, and capabilities. You should have a strong interest in technology and know-how to work alongside engineers and product managers, and an ability to tell compelling stories about users and products to support your work.

Other success factors for designers in our agile environment:
Thoughtfulness-You're thoughtful and deliberate in your choices and able to articulate that on the fly across a cross-functional team, and occasionally, conflicting priorities and objectives.
Sales intelligence + persuasion skills-You've got the social intelligence and sales skills to understand (or explain) what needs to be changed, and why. You use criticism to spur insightful conversations, not a reason to be defensive or shut down.
A translator of tradeoffs-There's no perfect interface and no right answer. You're able to create different options and translate the tradeoffs between them in the context of business objectives.

About the team: Your new team is part of one of the larger Design Studios at Microsoft which is reshaping the digital experiences for modern cloud-based business applications and services. The team is comprised of widely talented and diverse individuals with interesting backgrounds and sometimes perplexing passions. It's an environment where creativity and innovation thrive, and where you can solve hard problems and make a positive impact every day. From our perspective-this is the moment to join, we are ready to grow, positioned to win and will be the next big design team that others wish they were part of.

Portfolio: A strong portfolio is critical for this role, both in terms of demonstrating your experience and as an example of your ability to create a compelling design presentation. Showcase your experience in visual and interaction design, particularly where simplicity and ease of use were a major concern. We'd like to see a diversity of projects, but be careful that your portfolio doesn't get scattered or overly long-focus on curation and quality to choose a solid collection of outcomes and design intermediaries and deliverables, and be sure the portfolio demonstrates the design and thought process behind each image.

Requirements:

-Design degree or equivalent experience plus 1+ years' industry
experience in interactive design, visual design, and/or information
architecture.
- You must have strong visual design skills in addition to an
understanding of UX/interaction design principles.
- Demonstrated breadth across IA, usability, IxD, and visual design
- The ability to quickly turn around projects in a fast-paced, iterative
environment and proven ability to work with data from customers
- The ability to scope and estimate efforts accurately, prioritize
tasks and goals independently, and rapidly produce deliverables
- Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Illustrator,
Photoshop and Sketch

Desirable skills & experience:

-Experience designing for enterprise software/services for desktop,
tablet and mobile form factors
-Experience with UI design principles and patterns
-Skills with HTML, JavaScript, CSS a bonus

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.
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