Job: Microsoft User Experience Evangelist (US based)

29 Jul 2008 - 9:09pm
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Chris Bernard
2007

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.

http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=77D57AE5-1D46-4DB1-B5C0-7BC224FFC876&start=1&interval=10&SortCol=DatePosted&SortOrder=

http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=15BF7761-1310-40DA-A924-8E8F5E8F2CD8&start=1&interval=10&SortCol=DatePosted&SortOrder=

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.

Chris Bernard
Microsoft
User Experience Evangelist
chris.bernard at microsoft.com<mailto:chris.bernard at microsoft.com>
630.530.4208 Office
312.925.4095 Mobile

[cid:image001.jpg at 01C8F1BF.46C3BE20]<http://www.silverlight.net/>

Blog: www.designthinkingdigest.com<http://www.designthinkingdigest.com/>
Partners: www.microsoft.com/web<http://www.microsoft.com/design>
Tools: www.microsoft.com/expression<http://www.microsoft.com/expression>
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"The future is already here. It's just not evenly distributed." William Gibson

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29 Jul 2008 - 9:21pm
SemanticWill
2007

Isn't that your job?

will evans
user experience architect
wkevans4 at gmail.com
617.281.1281

On Jul 29, 2008, at 10:09 PM, Chris Bernard
<Chris.Bernard at microsoft.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=77D57AE5-1D46-4DB1-B5C0-7BC224FFC876&start=1&interval=10&SortCol=DatePosted&SortOrder=
>
> http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=15BF7761-1310-40DA-A924-8E8F5E8F2CD8&start=1&interval=10&SortCol=DatePosted&SortOrder=
>
> 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.
>
> Chris Bernard
> Microsoft
> User Experience Evangelist
> chris.bernard at microsoft.com<mailto:chris.bernard at microsoft.com>
> 630.530.4208 Office
> 312.925.4095 Mobile
>
> [cid:image001.jpg at 01C8F1BF.46C3BE20]<http://www.silverlight.net/>
>
> Blog: www.designthinkingdigest.com<http://www.designthinkingdigest.com/
> >
> Partners: www.microsoft.com/web<http://www.microsoft.com/design>
> Tools: www.microsoft.com/expression<http://www.microsoft.com/expression
> >
> Community: http://www.visitmix.com<http://www.visitmix.com/>
>
> "The future is already here. It's just not evenly distributed."
> William Gibson
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help

30 Jul 2008 - 3:02am
Stew Dean
2007

Chris Wrote..

"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."

As a user experience professional your job description failed to talk to me.
Looks like you want a visual designer who does a bit of interaction and is
charasmatic rather than a user experience person.

If you want to evangelise about user experience doesn't it help that you
actually preach user experience in all that you do? As it stands the post
reads like the bad old days when you had 'tech' and you had 'design'.
There's nothing about being user centric, usability, accessability in here -
it's all about being compelling and engaging, which is about a third of what
user experience is about.

I'm not anti-microsoft it's just when I'm after a solution, the current tool
set from Microsoft is behind the curve for where user experience is and
based upon the old bad model bells and whilstles being more important than
information and functionality.

So if you're an evangelist yourself then you've just done the exact opposite
of what you where looking to do. All this just leaves me thinking Microsoft
don't get user experience.

--
Stewart Dean

30 Jul 2008 - 8:17am
Chris Bernard
2007

Will,

It's a big job, obviously we need more help. :)

Chris Bernard
Microsoft
User Experience Evangelist
chris.bernard at microsoft.com
630.530.4208 Office
312.925.4095 Mobile

-----Original Message-----
From: William Evans [mailto:wkevans4 at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 9:21 PM
To: Chris Bernard
Cc: discuss at ixda.org; Will Tschumy; Sean Seibel
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Job: Microsoft User Experience Evangelist (US based)

Isn't that your job?

will evans
user experience architect
wkevans4 at gmail.com
617.281.1281

On Jul 29, 2008, at 10:09 PM, Chris Bernard
<Chris.Bernard at microsoft.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=77D57AE5-1D46-4DB1-B5C0-7BC224FFC876&start=1&interval=10&SortCol=DatePosted&SortOrder=
>
> http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=15BF7761-1310-40DA-A924-8E8F5E8F2CD8&start=1&interval=10&SortCol=DatePosted&SortOrder=
>
> 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.
>
> Chris Bernard
> Microsoft
> User Experience Evangelist
> chris.bernard at microsoft.com<mailto:chris.bernard at microsoft.com>
> 630.530.4208 Office
> 312.925.4095 Mobile
>
> [cid:image001.jpg at 01C8F1BF.46C3BE20]<http://www.silverlight.net/>
>
> Blog: www.designthinkingdigest.com<http://www.designthinkingdigest.com/
> >
> Partners: www.microsoft.com/web<http://www.microsoft.com/design>
> Tools: www.microsoft.com/expression<http://www.microsoft.com/expression
> >
> Community: http://www.visitmix.com<http://www.visitmix.com/>
>
> "The future is already here. It's just not evenly distributed."
> William Gibson
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help

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