JOB: Seeking Product Designers for Microsoft Silicon Valley Customer Design Center

4 Oct 2006 - 5:32pm
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Michelle DeChen...
2006

:: seeking Product Designer Regular, Full-Time & Professional
Contractors for Microsoft Silicon Valley Customer Design Center ::

Come join one of the most exciting user experience teams at Microsoft -
a team whose day-to-day challenges include shaping the next generation
of Windows Live Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Toolbar, Mobile, TV, and more.
Our Silicon Valley Customer Design Center (CDC) is seeking innovative,
talented, and creative product designers who are excited about
delighting customers in all aspects of their lives.

Your primary responsibilities include working proactively with your
Product Design Lead, other designers, product teams, usability, and
research to create, implement, and document interface designs for our
Silicon Valley products. You will carry this through from concept to
design, including sketches, flows, wire frames, final production-quality
mockups, and assets. You will also be responsible for documenting
guidelines in print and on-line.

You should have a proven record of creating product designs that meet
business needs, partner requirements, and user scenarios. You'll bring
strong creative, conceptual, and problem-solving skills, plus the strong
communication and presentation skills necessary to effectively present,
explain, negotiate, and monitor design solutions.

You must be able to work collaboratively with other designers, and work
on multiple interrelated projects to completion on schedule. You must be
able to work well with ambitious product teams driving features that
will define how users find information, share, and communicate over the
Internet. You must be able to assess data from multiple sources,
synthesize it, and develop strategies for your projects. Your key
leadership skills include the ability to set priorities with your
manager, support current products while working on the next product
version, and make smart choices involving competing priorities. You must
be a fast learner who understands the importance of our collaboration
products and technologies. The ability to work on multiple projects and
assignments and to participate in cross-group activities is a must.

Qualifications include degree in fine arts, digital arts, industrial
design or related discipline. Proven experience designing for consumer
products across devices a plus.

If interested, please contact Michelle DeChene at
a-micdec at microsoft.com.

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