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Designer II, Cloud + AI Design Studios – Power Apps
Are you a product focused UXer who’s designed business applications and experiences across the web and mobile? This could be the role for you!
Microsoft’s Cloud + AI Design Studios is looking for a Designer II to join the Power Apps | Power Platform design team – where they will plan, lead, and help drive the direction for features across both the maker and creator space.
The company and team
At Microsoft, we have a clear mission and bold ambitions: Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more through our technology and innovation. To make that a reality, our Power Apps | Power Platform team is charged with crafting solutions that help customers transform their companies—whether they want to empower employees, engage customers, optimize their operations, or change the very nature of their product or business model. We play an integral role in the success of Dynamics 365 product teams enabling their customers business partners.
Our vision as a Design Studio:
- Design experiences customers love.
- Work as a unified team.
- Deliver success.
- Become even better every day.
In this role, you will design products with a broad charter that impacts creators, developers, and end-users. The role will involve working closely with external partners and multi-disciplinary teams in the planning, development, and operations of innovative features and capabilities that integrate with the Microsoft Power Platform, Power Apps and Dynamics 365 products. You need to be able to design powerful solutions whilstcollaborating across these various groups while maintaining a focus on the coherence of the product and designing a system that is agnostic at heart and forms the basis of the platform. You will work with other designers, PMs, and engineers to create forward thinking designs that are user scenario driven, meet business goals and ultimate serve customer needs. At the core of this job, you will identify user-centered design patterns, establish scenarios, place designs into user context and create interactions that align to those requirements.
You’re a UX designer who loves to learn, solve challenges, and dream up breakthrough ideas. You’re a tireless advocate for the customer—enthusiastic about building and iterating on designs to discover what works best and applying your knowledge to create incredible software products. You're passionate about your interests, and you want to work on projects that will change the world for the better.
You understand how to bring a team together to solve difficult product and customer problems, fixing what's not quite right and smoothing the customer’s journey through the product. You to find ways to reduce complexity, remove the extraneous, and shorten the path to “Wow!”
You're fluent at communicating with product managers and developers as well as influencing your team and studio to simplify, integrate, and co-create successful customer experiences that work together. And you’re comfortable influencing others around how we all want the same thing, what that thing is, and why you think the team has landed a solution that will help make the Power Platform a suite of applications that customers will love.
Pre-requisite knowledge, skills, and experience:
- A unique ability to create UX strategies and solutions from the customer point of view.
- Team collaborator who delivers highly usable and compelling customer experiences.
- Disciplined user of research data and insights to drive decisions and measure success.
- Self-starter who plans and executes end-to-end product design with minimal support.
- Understand agile workflow.
- Understanding of UX’s role in the application development process.
- Comfortable with ambiguity, know your strengths (and weaknesses), and have a point of view.
- Possess a bias toward action.
- Proficient at influencing for impact.
- Experience with Sketch, Figma (preferred) Adobe XD and related tools
- Evangelist of UX among partner teams to raise product quality.
- Passionate curiosity for UX and UI and ready for hands-on pixel execution.
- Inclusive design is embraced as a challenge, not a limitation.
- Bias towards simplification of information architecture.
- Understanding and applying customer feedback, research, and telemetry to the design process.
- Collaborative partner.
- Effective storytelling.
This is primarily an onsite role working at Microsoft’s Advanta campus in Bellevue Washington.
3+ years professional experience designing user experiences across platforms, product design, enterprise solutions, or relevant agency experiences.
Candidates should prepare a portfolio and be prepared present and share their work.
Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
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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