[Job] User Experience Product Designer, mountain view, ca, Microsoft, Full Time
13 Mar 2008 - 4:29pm
Erez Kikin Gil
:: User Experience Product Designer for Microsoft Silicon Valley Web Communications team ::
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 Hotmail, Contacts, Calendar, Web IM, Gallery, and more. Our Silicon Valley User Experience team 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.