Job description

The Meta Design Studio
The Meta Design Studio initiatives are at the forefront of creating and modernizing productivity experiences at Microsoft: from scaling the Fluent Design System to developing the next generation of collaboration with Loop or rethinking what a modern Microsoft 365 and Office experience looks and feels like, there’s amazing and forward-thinking work happening here.

Responsibilities
Office Shared Design Team Product Designer I

With much of the world in quarantine due to COVID—there are new productivity problems to solve. It’s hard for most of us to keep up with the demands of home and work, or with the isolation of going days at a time only seeing other people via video conference. As part of the Office Shared design team in Meta Design Studio, your mission is to work closely with the Microsoft Loop design team on bringing new technologies and next-gen collaborative experience to enhance remote work with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint productivity apps and elevating them to new heights.

In this role, you’ll work in cross-app, cross-platform, interdisciplinary teams to re-imagine core productivity inside Microsoft 365—a service with 250+ million monthly active users. You’ll become an expert in our products’ framework and patterns, and develop a deep understanding for how apps and experiences connect. You’ll focus on Apple platforms (iOS, iPad, macOS) optimizations and hone your skills for designing native experiences. You’ll push boundaries because you believe in the magic of bold ideas. You’ll work as part of a community with diverse styles, voices, and views that reflect the diversity of our customers. You’ll nurture and evolve our culture. You’ll design in the open to move fast and build experiences without seams. You’ll share, jam, and contribute to other’s work to make it better. You’ll make to think, prototype to test.

We’ll provide you with unparalleled levels of opportunity and resources, with the goal of creating experiences that influence the industry, as well as people’s lives. Come create new possibilities with us!

Profile
You demonstrate proficient UX skills and interaction patterns while creating forward-thinking designs that are scenario driven and fits int the larger picture. Being hands on, you will delve into domain areas to gain mastery, and support and design breakthrough experiences that impact how millions of people use our products and services.

Primary Responsibilities
- Deliver thoughtful design solutions as part of a team with senior members from initial concept through finished product
- Incorporate system and framework thinking into solutions to reinforce integrity of design system and product cohesion
- Develop platform acumens on all things Apple ecosystem, and balance the innovations of the platforms with the capabilities of the product
- Create and assess design solutions based on user research input, user goals, and business requirements
- Work closely and constructively with product management, visual and interaction designers, editors, engineers, and user researchers to iterate and deliver flawlessly
- Advocate for your design solutions by putting them in context of business and user goals
- Ability to travel for work occasionally

Qualifications
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
- A portfolio with great craftmanship and thoughtful end to end customer journeys, demonstrating design thinking and iterations
- Effective interpersonal communication skills
- Awareness of trends in cross-platform (iOS, Android, macOS), communications, and collaboration
- Ability to create designs of various fidelity, prototypes, mockups, and other communication artifacts
- Bachelor's Degree in Interactive Design, Visual Design, Industrial Design, Product Design, Human Computer Interaction, or related field
- OR equivalent experience (e.g., experience using design thinking to solve problems)
- Proficient with Figma and UX design & prototyping tools or equivalent

Preferred Experience
- 2+ years designing user experiences for digital products and services
- Designing user experiences for iOS, iPad, or macOS platforms and apps
- Applying established design principles and interaction patterns
- Aligning or influencing design thinking with teams working in other geographies
- Experience using design components and pattern libraries
More about the Office Experience Organization’s Shared team (video)

Highlights of what else we’ve been up to recently
Medium: The Future Vision of Microsoft 365

The Verge: Office for iPad now has mouse and trackpad support

Medium: Cracking the Code to Mobile Productivity

Medium: Designing Dark Mode

Introducing Microsoft Loop

Trailer: Introducing Microsoft Loop

The Verge: Microsoft Loop is a new Office app for the hybrid work era

ZDNet: Microsoft introduces Loop: A new collaboration tool built on Fluid Framework

Engadget: Microsoft Loop is a new Office app built for collaborative work

Protocol: Meet Loop, Microsoft’s new Office-friendly app for project management and collaboration

Please include URLs for an online portfolio demonstrating your design process, UX flows, interaction patterns and visual design skills in addition to resume. Submissions without a portfolio included will not be considered.

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Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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