Product Designer for Microsoft Planner & Project 

 

Millions of people use Planner and Project to organize teamwork and stay on top of tasks.  Want to design innovative experiences that make project management more delightful and powerful? The Office Apps and Growth Design team is looking for a designer and thinker who can create simplebeautiful, and innovative experiences for the future of collaboration and project management.

 

Office Apps and Growth Studio is the heart and soul of Microsoft productivity applications: from the touchstone products Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to Inking, Voice, Touch, Editor, Office Platforms and much more. We are reimagining the user experiences at the core of modern productivity: writing, collaborating, presenting, finding, and reusing content, analyzing data, and managing all the tasks in between. We believe in the power of design to transform and enrich people’s lives in meaningful ways.

 

If you are Product Designer with a passion for crafting modern user experiences that are inclusive, intelligent, human-centered, and are used by over a billion people world-wide we’d love for you to apply.

 

Come join us in Office Apps and Growth Studio!

Responsibilities
  • Deliver world-class UX designs from concept through finished implementation.    
  • Create and evaluate scalable design solutions based on user research, user goals, and business requirements.     
  • Solve complex design problems in simple and intuitive ways combining multiple aspects of the design workflow to create delightful experiences.    
  • Produce design visualizations to support understanding and analysis of user value and experiences: storyboards, flows, wireframes, prototypes, and vision pieces.   `   
  • Work collaboratively with product management, visual and interaction designers, editors, engineers, and user researchers to iterate and continuously deliver an improved product experience.    
  • Advocate for design solutions by framing and evaluating them in context of business and user goals to guide product direction.
Qualifications

Essential knowledge, skills, and experience   

  • A portfolio demonstrating well thought through and polished end-to-end customer journeys.     
  • 3+ years of industry experience in interactive design and/or visual design     
  • Proven experience in creatively solving complex design issues across multidisciplinary groups such as engineering, product management, research, and marketing; and shipping relevant experiences.    
  • The ability to create highly polished design prototypes, mockups, and other communication artifacts.     
  • Excellent storytelling skills to generate empathy, craft a vision, design for impact, using written and verbal communication, presentation, and organizational skills.    
  • The ability to scope and estimate efforts accurately and prioritize tasks and goals independently.     
  • Developing and working with design systems - creating, documenting, and applying established design principles and interaction patterns    
  • Proficiency in current industry standard design tools, such as Figma, Sketch, and Adobe Create Cloud Suite.   

 

The following experience is preferred, but not a requirement to apply 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Design (or related field) or equivalent professional experience     
  • User-centric approach to design and a mastery of how to apply research insights into design and development of the product experience.   
  • Please include URLs for an online portfolio demonstrating your design process, UX flows, interaction patterns and visual design skills in addition to your resume. Submissions without a portfolio cannot be considered.   


 

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