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Senior Experience Designer

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Are you interested in solving huge problems that face global industries? Are you excited to understand the data, systems architecture, and organizational challenges companies face, and inform and create solutions focused on experience design? Are you energized by using your insights to problem solve, and create prototypes that use cutting-edge technologies? If so, then this research design role is for you! Our multidisciplinary team is a part of the global Microsoft Enterprise Sales team. We partner across the company to produce high-value business solutions prototypes that solve industry and customer problems. We leverage design research, iterative design, and rapid prototyping methods to develop customizable architectures and solutions that demonstrate our offerings directly to customers and are used on a global scale. This role is responsible for the design strategy, day to day design activities, design deliverables and quality of assets the team produces. This person provides direction and leadership while still producing visual and UI designs for projects. Does this describe you? + You are a passionate leader that likes to direct, mentor, and support team members with a broad range of skills and experience, as they deliver high-quality designs. You also contribute directly to projects. + You are capable of forecasting project needs and managing design resources + You work well in ambiguous situations, and ground your approach in the customer challenges andopportunities made possible by innovative solutions + You are comfortable with narrative design and storytelling and can impact your teams' outcomes when you pitch and land new ideas and approaches + You are interested in the challenges that face Enterprise companies and industries, and the cloud solutions, and emerging technologies that can address these challenges + You are comfortable seeking and taking feedback, and transforming the input into actionable opportunities for the team + You have a growth mindset and enjoy learning and trying new things.For example, you demonstrate openness and acceptance to others ideas + You contribute to the design of systems and tools that aid innovation and motivate others to generate innovative ideas + You thrive when you take on challenges and support ambiguous work to create clarity and generate actionable work items for the team.You find the path to the future when it is not clear + You have excellent interpersonal skills and extraordinary organizational skills and self management + You thrive in a dynamic work environment and want to make the biggest impact possible for the customerResponsibilities+ Lead and direct the day-to-day design work and design assets produced by the team. Forecast resource needs and timing throughout the course of a project, and remove obstacles. + Lead and support others in scoping customer challenges, identifying key issues, inputs, stakeholders, and prioritized outcomes, with a quality-based approach + Learn and apply successful strategies from one industry to another, and establish design and development processes and methods + Effectively work and communicate across various Microsoft teams and disciplines to understand business objectives, and continuously ensure that the teams prototypes and architecture designs accurately represent customer needs and solution capabilities. + Ensure that design work is delivered on-time and at quality + Contribute to the success of the team and projects by producing unique designs and assetsQualificationsQualifications and Skills + 5+ years of customer-led design experience, with 2+ years as team leader + Visual and UI design tools and systems experience + Design research and UX designexperience + Rapid prototyping development experience + Excellent interpersonal skills (written, oral, social) + Extraordinary organizational skills and self-management + Proven track record of pitching and landing new approaches and ideas + Multi-disciplinary team and collaboration experience Bonus Experience + Visual, graphic, and UI design experience + Experience designing cross-platform solutions + Customer engagement and design workshop experience + Enterprise systems and interface design experience + R&D development experience + Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, IoT, AI, cloud computing use case experience /#ECCTO 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 (/us/en/accommodationrequest) . Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Keywords: Microsoft Corporation, Sunnyvale , Senior Experience Designer, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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