JOB: Web UX Designer, Microsoft Online Services, Microsoft, Redmond, WA, USA

13 Nov 2008 - 2:27pm
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Lada Gorlenko

Posting on behalf of the hiring manager (cc-ed).
Please reply to Lisa Lane <lisalane at> directly.

UX DESIGNER | Do you want to be a key contributor to what our 2007
Annual Report called out as “the single
biggest opportunity across every one of our businesses?” If so, this is
the job for you!

Microsoft Online Services is the recently-announced brand that will
initially offer email,
doc/portal, IM and conferencing then expand to other services including
CRM, ERP and hosted
telephony. Our vision is an online suite of the most important
Microsoft’s business applications
run by Microsoft and offered on a subscription basis to mid-size and
enterprise level businesses.
We’re the team that is making this vision a reality!

As a UX Designer for the Microsoft Online Services team, your primary
responsibilities will include
working proactively with your User Experience Manager, other designers,
usability engineers,
program managers and developers on multiple interrelated projects to
collaboratively prioritize,
create, implement, and document web-based user interface designs that
will define how users manage,
find, and share information, and communicate over the Internet. You will
work through all stages of the
design process from concept to final design, including sketches, flows,
wire-frames, final production-quality
mockups, and asset creation to deliver key user experiences that deliver
on the promise of software
as a service. Additionally, you will conduct competitive analysis to
ensure we maintain industry leadership
and deliver innovative, exciting and emotionally engaging products. You
must be able to assess data from
multiple sources, synthesize it, and incorporate this information into
your design solutions.

You should have a proven record of creating web-based interactive
experiences (*using the qualifications
below) that meet business needs, user scenarios, and partner
requirements. You’ll bring strong creative,
conceptual, and problem-solving skills, plus the strong communication
and presentation skills necessary
to effectively present, explain, negotiate, and implement your design
solutions. You should have a passion
for interaction design, visual design, and an understanding of
contemporary trends, process improvement
methods as well as a drive to innovate.

- Bachelors’ degree in a design related field such as Human-Computer
Interaction design, Industrial Design,
or Visual Design
- 5 + years industry experience designing consumer, e-commerce, social
or educational websites
(Please note: You will be required to provide us with
access to an online portfolio prior to interviewing
and if you are chosen to formally interview, you will be
asked to conduct a 1-hour portfolio review)
-*Strong working knowledge of the following:
Adobe CS3 (Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash, Dreamweaver,
Visual Basic Script
Web Server Administration
Expressions Suite
Office Suite

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