Job: Microsoft User Experience Evangelist (US based)
29 Jul 2008 - 9:09pm
5 years ago
Microsoft is looking for new User Experience Evangelists (UXE) in the US. If you have a desire to work with some of the best designers and design focused agencies in the world, don't mind some travel, and love a grand challenge :) head over to www.microsoft.com/careers<http://www.microsoft.com/careers> to learn more about the positions. Below are direct links to two of the opportunities, we'll be posting more soon.
Please note the formatting is goofy on the postings, we are getting that fixed soon and are aware of it, also the requirements will be slightly different for each location. Here's what we're looking for.
As a User Experience Evangelist (UXE), you are Microsoft's representative to the designer/agency community helping to win the hearts and minds regarding the Microsoft platform. The notion of "User Experience" lies at the center of Microsoft's continued long term success as a platform company by enabling our partners and customers to build rich, immersive, compelling end-user experiences that stand-out and differentiate them from competitive offerings. The "creative professional" audience is a critical element of the overall development process. In order to realize improved software UX, designers will need to be empowered to design and build the best possible content in the most productive and efficient collaborative environment together with professional developers.
The UXE is a role with the mission of engaging with the broad community of designers and influential's driving excitement around design related technologies for both the standards-based 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 community engagement with designers and developers.
UXE's must be able to talk about and demonstrate both great design and design technologies in-depth and speak to the business value of great design in the Web and software industry. UXE's 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, as well as creative directors and general management. UXE's must also be able to engage in technical dialog with more traditional "development" organizations such as ISVs and IT departments, where the art and business of "design" is less understood and developed.
We'd love to have you contact us directly about these opportunities but we can't. If you're even remotely interested in the roles please go to the site and take a look at the positions and apply if you're interested and possess the necessary qualifications. We'll answer generic questions about Microsoft and UX if that helps but can't discuss the roles with you directly until you've applied for a role and been contacted by our HR representative.
Note also we are targeting folks to be located in Austin, LA, NYC and Washington DC (This won't be obvious in all the job descriptions). Relocation may be possible and more importantly we're looking for the right people. If you're in other major urban centers in the US such as Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco or Seattle don't hesitate to apply if your knowledgeable and passionate about UX and want to help the biggest software company in the world help people make great experiences.
One final thought. Microsoft has hundreds of user experience and designer opens across product and service teams. Visit www.microsoft.com/careers<http://www.microsoft.com/careers> and do a keyword search on user experience and design to see what positions we have available.