Microsoft Corporation Bellevue , WA 98009
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 UX Designer 2 on Microsoft Power BI, the next generation business application and service 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 Power BI 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.
A facilitator: You know how to collaborate with others and let them bring their concerns to the table.
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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About the team:
Our 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 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.
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 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 solution.
Design degree or equivalent experience plus 3+ years' industry experience in interactive design and/or information architecture. You must have strong information design skills in addition to an understanding of UX/interaction design principles.
Demonstrated breadth across IA, usability, IxD, and information 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 Adobe Illustrator, InVision and/or Sketch, Figma, etc.
Desirable skills & experience:
Experience designing for enterprise software/services
Experience with UI design principles and patterns
Experience creating wireframes, prototypes and redlines
Knowledge of data and visualizations is a plus
Does this sound like you? If so, we invite you to apply! Please include links to your LinkedIn profile and your portfolio of relevant UX projects. We can't wait to hear from you, and we're eager to see all the great experiences we'll create together.