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Lead UX Designer

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Microsoft Corporation Redmond , WA 98053

Posted 4 months ago

Are you a fan of Minecraft? So are we! You can lend your design skills and industry experience to help shape the future of a game loved by millions. We need exceptionally talented fans to be a part of the exciting opportunities the brand can bring.

We are looking for an exceptionally talented user experience design lead and Minecraft fan to help shape the future of a game loved by millions. If you love Minecraft, know its detailed systems inside and out, and are versed in a wide variety of different game types, platforms, and input methods, this job may be for you.

  • 5+ years work related experience required

  • 2+ years design experience in console gaming

  • Strong understanding of UX conventions and best practice across controller input, mouse/keyboard input, and touch input

  • Has completed at least 1 development cycle in a Lead Design role on a shipped Game

  • Experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as GitHub or equivalent versioning software

  • Experience creating digital prototypes in Figma, Adobe XD, Sketch, Origami, or Marvel

  • Excels at leading a team in cross-functional communication and scoping designs to fit a schedule

  • Possesses a strong critical eye and passion to "find the fun" in the player's experience

  • Able to motivate others and drive them to pursue excellence. Easily delegates responsibility to grow team members.

  • Willingness to explore, iterate and collaborate on difficult problems

  • Ability to pitch and land new approaches and ideas

  • Efficiently leverages telemetry, analytics, and user research into the team's design process

  • Knowledge of the Minecraft franchise including differences between the PC Java, console, and Bedrock editions and the various modes of play available in each

An exceptional candidate will have one or more of the following:

  • Experience creating a component-based design system using the React JavaScript library

  • Programming experience for front end

  • Web design experience

  • Driving collaboration across multiple teams in different time zones

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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Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

  • Lead the UX Design Team to shape and drive a design vision, UX, tone, feel, goals and quality bar

  • Work with the Creative Leadership Team to understand the product's vision and design gameplay/complete tasks to meet those goals across several platforms

  • Generate design ideas; present and sell designs to the game team. Understand player needs and motivations and integrate them into game design to contribute to user features and functionality.

  • Contribute to task & dependency analysis, scheduling, and risk mitigation plans

  • Lead the design and implementation of prototypes, mock ups, task analysis, usability studies, personas, user flows, wireframes, style guides, navigational structures, and affinity diagrams.

  • Work with the development team to maintain quality as they implement new features

  • Facilitate collaboration with various product owners, analytics, research, and user feedback to ensure that the customer's desires are being fulfilled

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