UX/UI Designer

Main Location
Redmond, WA, United States
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At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

 

By joining our Worldwide Learning Innovation Studio team, you can play an important role in this mission. We are looking for a UX/UI Designer who will be responsible for helping us design and implement Microsoft’s next generation learning experiences. In this role, you will utilize a mixed toolkit of design and creative coding, combining traditional tools of user-centered design (e.g. sketching, user journey mapping) with the passion to learn about responsible use of emerging technologies (e.g. data-and-AI-powered UI prototyping, data visualization).

 

You will partner closely with stakeholders in design, research, PM, engineering, data science, policy, and legal to influence the AI-powered learning experiences of the future. You will be expected to think beyond current conventions and be eager to learn more about the latest technology advances pertaining to artificial intelligence, mixed reality, edge computing, and more.

 

Your responsibilities will include the development of UX designs that are shipped as part of the studio’s products, and actively contribute to the front-end development (using React/Redux primarily). You will play a key role in representing the voice of the user. The experiences you would own will provide engaging, streamlined and modern approaches for learners as they build their skills and careers. You will work in sprints with data scientists, designers, and engineers to deliver learning technology solutions to market.

 

You must submit a link to your design portfolio and Git repos (demonstrating React/Redux experience) as part of your application to be considered for this role.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute proof of concepts (sketches and mockups) and A/B tests that allow us to deliver the most impactful product experiences.
  • Contribute to the front-end development using React/Redux and other front-end coding frameworks
  • Actively lead our work on prototyping, information architecture, and work closely with the product managers.
  • Design user flows and experiences that are incredibly simple, elegant, and humanistic
  • Provide subject matter expertise to our team and the broader organization on the latest/greatest approaches and tools for UX/UI design
  • Work collaboratively in cross-functional team design sprints with members inside WWL and across Microsoft.
  • Communicate progress and opportunities through weekly, monthly, and quarterly business reviews.
Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ year(s) of experience in a design, UX/UI focused role using tools such as Invision and Sketch
  • 3+ year(s) experience with React/Redux, front-end code using HTML/CSS/JS
  • 3+ year(s) of experience with user experience research methodologies
  • Experience with UX design tools
  • Strong experience dealing with React/Redux and other coding frameworks for UX and UI design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong design portfolio (please provide links in application)
  • Strong portfolio of working coded prototypes (please provide Git repo links in application)
  • Strong background in user experience design and research methodologies
  • Ability to find solutions and a path forward even in ambiguous situations
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Passion to work under tight deadlines and successfully manage multiple work streams

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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UX/UI Designer
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