Microsoft Corporation Designer 2 in Redmond, Washington

Microsoft is currently seeking an experienced, motivated, creative, and customer-focused designer to help drive design for Azure and beyond. Our vision is to create professional, seamless, and friction-free experiences that enable our customers to work less and accomplish more. We strive to make powerful and complex Microsoft technologies for the Enterprise look beautiful and feel easy.

As a designer on our team, you will be responsible for delivering design and innovation across one or more facets of the design process, including rapid prototyping, storytelling, sketching, storyboarding, information architecture, interaction design, visual design, motion design, design research and usability. The user experience designer must be a strong advocate for the user, know the user based on real customer interactions, and learn and champion industry-leading user-centered design practices.

Our goal is to deliver amazing products that generate excitement - products people love and enjoy using. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of how millions of users interact with Microsoft.

Responsibilities

Key qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience with visual and interaction design skills

  • 3+ years’ experience typography and visual systems

  • 1+ years’ experience prototyping – HTML/CSS skills

  • Enthusiasm for an iterative design process

  • Fluent in current design tools (i.e. Adobe CC, Sketch, Figma, etc.)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present your work to peers across disciplines

  • Outstanding collaboration skills

  • Ability to think creatively and critically about design problems

  • Demonstrated ability to synthetize design solutions from ambiguous concepts

  • Familiarity with data-driven applications

  • Comfortable and enthusiastic about working in a complex product space

  • Knowledge of cutting edge applications and the latest UX metaphors is a plus

Education

  • BS Degree in Visual Design, Graphic Arts, Interaction Design, HCI or equivalent.

Additional Requirements

  • Strong portfolio showcasing work experience on web and/or application design.

Qualifications

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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 at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest .

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