Designer 2

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Help us build an inclusive Microsoft web! Web Experience Collective (WXC) is a design and research team working on the forefront of new experiences for our customers in search, maps, advertising, and news. We collaborate in a customer-driven environment where our decisions are grounded in responsible design, creating experiences that make the web a better place for every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. If you’re passionate about technology, have a knack for creative ideas, and lead with a growth mindset, we want to hear from you. 


This is an opportunity to lead at the forefront of new ideas and experimental design, taking risks with creative solutions and leading the industry in new paradigms of web experiences. 


We are looking for a well-rounded interaction designer that can conceptualize the big picture as well as drive detailed design development for Microsoft Advertising – a multi-billion-dollar business that helps everyone from small business owners to larger enterprises reach new audiences and build their customer base.  Within our team, we firmly believe that ads don’t have to be an annoyance – rather, they can and should be something beautiful, intriguing, and helpful.  You will help us to continue our journey in reimagining the advertising experience for millions of customers while simultaneously helping our advertisers more easily build and manage meaningful and effective advertising campaigns.   


We are excited for you to join a studio of other inspirational, effective, and world-class designers and researchers where you will work collaboratively to propose creative experience designs, engage multiple teams to support goals across Microsoft, and partner closely with Engineering teams to translate your work into real-world product experiences that delight our customers and  deliver business success. 




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As a Designer 2 on this team, you will


  • Lead design with clarity and energy, driving successful execution of human-centered design across new web experiences at Microsoft. 
  • Drive experience for advertisers and consumers of ads in close partnership with cross-Microsoft teams. 
  • Uphold a consistent voice, tone, look, and feel to end-to-end product scenarios aligned to the broader Microsoft design system. 
  • Work within a clear design process to drive clarity and accountability throughout the product funnel and lifecycle, iterating based on metrics and user feedback. 
  • Exhibit innovative thinking that encourages and excites others to do the same. 
  • Bring customer obsession into product thinking, championing inclusive experiences and act as the voice of the customer. 
  • Advocate for design with partners and design leadership. 
  • Work alongside user researchers, engage with customers directly and explore new experience opportunities. 



A portfolio review will be required for all candidate interviews. An online portfolio should be included as part of the candidate application.


Required Qualifications 


  • Proven industry experience leading product design experiences for complex systems. 
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), presentation, and storytelling skills.
  • Ability to work within an ambiguous environment, design around roadblocks, and possess an aptitude to deliver solutions rather than compromises while considering challenges of different layers of the product funnel. 
  • Ability to understand the array of technical constraints (high-level understanding of web technologies)and user goals, that shape a product. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work confidently with Program / Product Management, Engineering, Product Planning, Brand, Marketing, and User Research teams.
  • Proficiency with Figma, Photoshop, and Illustrator, with a good understanding and experience with rapid prototyping platforms 
  • Understanding of human-centered research and design methodologies, processes, and tools. 
  • Strong understanding of interaction design principles.
  • A continual learner who integrates new learnings into their work on a continued basis.
  • A portfolio review will be required for all candidate interviews. An online portfolio should be included as part of the candidate application.


Preferred Qualifications 

    • HTML/CSS skills
    • Proficiency and experience with animation and related tools
    • Experience designing and documenting accessible and inclusive experiences

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 via the Accommodation request form.


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Designer 2
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