Senior Industrial Designer

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Mixed Reality seamlessly blends the physical and digital worlds, unlocking the links between human, computer, and environment interaction. From digital overlays in the real world, to fully immersive virtual realities, this new wave in computing is based on advancements in computer vision, display technology, and input systems. Mixed Reality represents the future of collaboration and communication, one that puts humans at the center of every interaction.

The Mixed Reality Design & UX Research team is building a world class in-house team. We are looking for passionate designers who want to help us create devices and experiences for Microsoft that make peoples' lives better. You’ll join a team that explores and learns by making and testing, obsessing over every degree, pixel, word and micron. And each day, you’ll bring your curiosity about the world to re-imagining the relationship between people and technology.

Your work will shape the future of Mixed Reality.


This is an Industrial Designer position within the Mixed Reality Design & UX Research team. You will be joining a team that drives vision and product development for Mixed Reality devices. We are looking for a talented Industrial Designer with strong design skills building extraordinary hardware experiences - someone who is forward-thinking and willing to challenge and provoke, creating new ways to connect with our consumers.

Responsibilities

To succeed in this role, you must have broad experience with identifying relevant customer, cultural and commercial insights and translating these insights into compelling design solutions. This position requires excellent design, communication, and organization skills, and the ability to work across teams. Candidate will also be expected to take a product idea from concept to production while quickly broadening their technical understanding as new technologies become available.

As an Industrial Designer you will be working closely with many designers, Human Factors experts, researchers, and engineers in a highly collaborative environment. Strong communication and collaboration skills are required. This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who is excited about making a real impact on future of spatial computing.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of work experience in product development
  • Consulting agency experience and internships are a plus
  • Excellent designer in form giving, sketching, 3D modeling, color, material and finish
  • Passion for seamless hardware/software experiences
  • Skilled in one or more 3D CAD applications (SolidWorks, Creo, Rhino, Alias) 
  • Skilled with rendering software (Keyshot, Octane, Redshift or similar)
  • Proficient in motion design, as well as 2D design, graphics, and Adobe Suite 
  • An extensive portfolio demonstrating breadth and creativity in product design, versatility with rapid prototyping tools and methods, and a strong understanding of design and creative process is required.
  • Effective verbal and visual communication skills
  • A bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design or Product Design or similar field is required
  • Willing to travel overseas up to 10-15 percent


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.

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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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