[JOB] Microsoft Ireland: User Experience Designer: 12 month Contract - Full time

2 Jun 2009 - 7:33am
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Jen Craven
2009

Responsibilities

• Work with the Program Management team to design simple, enjoyable
and attractive user experiences for a range of new applications and
components, from initial concepts through wireframes to polished
designs.

• Validate and refine existing application workflows and visual
designs.

• Organise and conduct formal and informal usability studies, draw
conclusions and integrate these into application designs.

• Work with partner User Experience teams to ensure all designs
produced integrate and are consistent with related application
components developed elsewhere.

• Work with development team to ensure any designs produced are
practical and efficient to implement.

Minimum Requirements

• Candidates must have a well organized and varied portfolio which
clearly describes the candidate’s personal contribution to each
project.

• Experience of user experience design for web applications,
including Flash or Silverlight-based applications.

• Both the ability to produce innovative, novel designs from scratch
and the ability to follow existing application style guides and
look-and-feel are required.

• Strong graphic design skills; proficient with graphic design tools
(e.g. PhotoShop, Expression Blend).

• Strong understanding of interaction design, usability and
human-computer interaction.

• Proven record of designing user interfaces for interactive software
applications.

• Proven record of working in a software development environment.

• Proactive working and appropriate ownership attitude; capable of
working independently and cooperatively.

• A perfectionist and a pragmatist, combining close attention to
detail with the ability to work to fixed schedules.

• Good communication skills and fluent in both written and spoken
English.

Additional Requirements (would be an advantage)

• Experience of rich Internet application (RIA) design.

• Competency at designing data-centric business application
interfaces.

• Experience of conducting usability studies.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Expression Suite / Blend.

• Experience of designing user interfaces for mobile devices.

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