Do you put human needs and motivations at the center of your design thinking? Do you see technology as a tool for amplifying and enhancing the things that make us human--giving us superpowers? Do you have a passion for user experience and building software scenarios for real people through innovation, creativity, attention to detail and simplicity? The Creative Team for Microsoft Edge is a small studio of multidisciplinary designers working on ideas and experiences that reimagine the web browser for the human world. We are looking for a User Experience Designer, who knows the difference between Good and Great designs; someone who can work with Engineering and Product Management disciplines while driving design directions from concept to final implementation. A talented designer who is rock solid in design principles, with problem solving skills and potential, big picture focus and leadership qualities. We’re defining various new categories of products, so imaginative design collaboration from the beginning is essential.
Projects usually start from scratch and require both conceptual and detailed design thinking. This means defining user goals, scenarios, benefits, and flows as well as conceptual designs and prototypes. Typically, these designs are holistic in nature, focusing on the end-to-end experience more than any specific feature(s). You will work in a design team and work closely with a team of software engineers, product managers, and program managers in a highly collaborative environment. A command of a wide range of tools and methods, and the ability to communicate ideas quickly and interactively are essential. In this role, concepts will be illustrated through sketches, mock-ups, wireframes, and rapid prototypes. A passion for our customers and creating great product experiences is a must!!
8+ years of experience in product design/industrial design/interaction design.
Education qualification that is either an MA/MS in interface design, industrial design or highly related field, OR a BA/BS in interaction, industrial design with significant industry experience.
Passion for design and strong command of visual design capabilities, including layout and composition, information hierarchy, typography and color.
Experience creatively solving hard problems; history of impacting shipping products with your work.
Outstanding communication and presentation skills to tell design stories to fellow designers, developers, and program management.
Self-motivated and driven to get even the acute details right.
Design portfolio demonstrating both creative thinking and the delivery of solid end to end scenarios
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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
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