JOB: User Researcher - 173850, Redmond, WA - Microsoft Corporation - Full Time
27 Sep 2007 - 2:43pm
Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond, WA
Position: User Researcher - 173850
Duration: Full Time
The Windows and Windows Live XDR UX Research group needs a lead to drive making Windows client and services world class user experiences. The mission for Windows & Windows Live XDR is to think end to end about the experience and both broad and deep. Giving users a Windows experience without problems isn't good enough; we want the experience to be an immersive pleasurable experience that is appropriate for each and every customer. To drive this requires us to take a holistic approach to the end to end experience - we need to know our users inside out, and understand their perceptions, desires, needs, frustrations, environments, and problems related to the PC experience and beyond.
To drive this work we partner with product teams, OEMs, IHVs, ISVs, and sales/marketing; essentially anyone who makes decisions about the user experience is our potential partner. We are looking for someone to join the team who has passion around making UX decision makers accountable to users. The candidate will excel at understanding the Windows business strategy and incorporating into the XDR strategy. The ideal candidate will be excited at the prospect of finding creative ways to evangelize the rich research data we have to both internal and external audiences and drive the results of those communications into the final PC experience.
The candidate must have exceptional communication skills both oral, and written. In addition the candidate should have at least 3 years experience managing people, comprehensive project management skills, and a strong appreciation for user research.
Please submit resumes (link to portfolio or work samples attached is required) to a-dantur at microsoft.com. Due to the high volume of resumes received only qualified candidates will be contacted.