JOB:UX Designer - Redmond WA - Microsoft - Full Time

14 Mar 2007 - 3:39pm
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Scott Simmons
2006

Job Details:
The Microsoft Office Accounting and Small Business Services User Experience team is seeking
an exceptionally talented interaction designer to create powerful, engaging and rewarding
user experiences. This is an excellent opportunity to impact millions of small businesses around
the globe; reinvent how small businesses do business; and give small businesses the power
to be more successful. Creating and enabling superior user experiences for our customers
is our #1 priority!

Responsibilities
As a User Experience Designer, you will work alongside some of the world's most talented
software designers and developers to build the next generation of Office Accounting and
Small Business Services. You will help to create the vision for future user experiences, serving
as a user advocate to ensure the highest level of usability, desirability and customer satisfaction.
You will research, design, and prototype user experiences that meet demanding quality standards,
and you will be responsible for driving your work through the software development process.
You will collaborate with teams across the company to ensure we maintain industry leadership,
delivering innovative, exciting and emotionally engaging products.

Qualifications
*Bachelors degree in Communication or Human-Computer Interaction Design.

*1-3 years of relevant work experience in software and/or web design.

*Online portfolio showcasing your outstanding software, web and visual design skills
(thorough understanding of information architecture, typography, color theory, and
composition).

*Strategic thinking and problem solving skills with the ability to create elegant and effective
design solutions that balance business needs, user needs, interdisciplinary team work
and on time delivery.

*Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills with the ability
to articulate ideas through high fidelity prototypes.

*Experience applying user-centered design methods and user research throughout
the design process.

*Expert knowledge of major multimedia, design, operating system and business software
(e.g. Flash, Director, Photoshop, Illustrator, Windows, Office)

*Proficient knowledge of web design software (SharePoint Designer(formerly Front Page)).

Scott Simmons
scott.simmons at microsoft.com
425.707.9165

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