JOB: User Experience Evangelist @ Microsoft, Redmond
29 May 2007 - 9:17pm
Do you love helping companies and web sites determine how to use the latest
technologies to build a better experience for their customers? Are you a
voracious learner, devouring new technologies and industry trends with an
unabashedly geeky enthusiasm? Can you quickly digest your learnings into
pragmatic, succinct suggestions that help CxO decision makers meet their
unique business objectives?
Join the world wide team of Developer Platform Evangelists (DPE) as a
corporate User Experience Evangelist (UXE) to secure platform adoption and
revenue growth through evangelism, community engagement, relationship
marketing and a vibrant solutions ecosystem.
As a UXE, you are Microsoft's representative to the designer community
helping to win the hearts and minds regarding the Microsoft platform. "User
Experience" is at the center of Microsoft's continued long term success as a
platform company by enabling our customers to build rich, immersive,
compelling end-user experiences that stand-out and differentiate from
competitive offerings. The "creative professional" audience is a critical
component of the development process. Designers want to be empowered to
design and build the best possible content in the most productive and
efficient collaborative environment together with professional developers.
This role engages the broad community of designers and influential's driving
excitement around design related technologies for both the standards-web and
Windows platforms. This position is a great opportunity to build perception
of Microsoft in the design space and to create usage of Microsoft's platform
and tools technologies through breadth marketing programs and depth
engagement with key accounts.
UXE's must be able to talk about both design technology and the business
value of great design in software industry. UXes must be able to speak
compellingly and enthusiastically to many audiences within the design
ecosystem, including designers and production artists, producers and
client/services managers, creative directors and general management.
Passion for design and the creative process, an understanding of design and
web development technologies, curiosity, and exceptional communication and
presentation skills are required.
· Influence and execute a global strategy for Microsoft's internal and
external designer communities
Recruit and manage mega-consumer portal projects
· Engage and build relationship with designers including participating in
online and offline designer communities, engaging with influentials and
third party communities.
· Able to deliver articulate, effective, and audience-appropriate
presentations/ demonstrations with designer oriented content to both small
and large audiences
· Convey a compelling and convincing case for Microsoft technologies vs. the
· Extend reach in the designer community by partnering with Audience
· Win the hearts of Designers to build positive perception of Microsoft with
designers and our products.
This is a unique opportunity to work a highly cohesive team of
hand-picked industry leaders that enjoy the backing of unrivaled resources
and the complete support of the Microsoft organisation to this cause.
A market leading salary package and bonus structure awaits. This position is
based in Head Office, Redmond and a relocation package is available.
This is a definite career role that will see you gain considerable exposure
and credibility throughout Microsoft and in the wider design community.