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  • 27 Jul 2014 1:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    HP Helion
    Senior UX Designer – HP Helion

    THE ROLE

    HP has been a consistent leader in defining next-generation computing platforms, and we are doing this again with #HPHelion and the next-generation open source computing platform. More than 2,000 enterprise customers and 37% of the Fortune 100 use our cloud solutions today and serve as the foundation for HP Helion. HP is the #1 private cloud provider in the world. We are a leader in OpenStack and Cloud Foundry foundations and communities. HP is committed to investing billions of dollars in HP Helion products, services, technologies and programs, and the global reach of HP Helion, over the next three years.

    We are in search of a passionate Senior User Experience Designer to join our growing HP Helion Cloud UX team. This is a crucial role in which you will lead the user-centered design process to create meaningful experience concepts, and to execute on those concepts. Strategic thinking, innovative vision, modern design aesthetics, and ability to work across the organization and build consensus are critical for success in this role. Ultimately, driving complexity to ground and making it elegant, intuitive, and powerful for end users is your goal.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This role will drive the user experience design process from discovery through implementation. In this position, you will work with a team of UX designers who are responsible for collaborating across Engineering and Product Management to produce a unified experience for HP Helion’s public, private, and hybrid cloud product offerings.

     

    This is not a position for UI development, web page design, or graphic art.  This is interaction design for the enterprise IT community.

     

    Working closely with the Director of User Experience, you will be responsible for

    • DESIGN:
    • Performing qualitative and quantitative research to uncover user needs, perceptions, and preferences
    • Developing workflows and wireframes to effectively communicate interaction and design concepts
    • Assessing and optimizing the performance of new and existing features by actively participating in usability testing/user research and interpreting analytics data
    • Developing and maintaining user-interface specifications and design patterns
    • Driving the end to end user interaction design process
    • COLLABORATION:
    • Designing world class experiences in collaboration with members of the User Experience, Engineering, and Product Management teams
    • Presenting an defending your designs to multiple stakeholders
    • DELIVERY:
    • Presenting design concepts and deliverables to stakeholders and product team members
    • Delivering innovative, engaging prototypes using the latest in front-end technologies
    • Supporting front-end engineers with final development of HP Cloud products and ensuring flawless design delivery
    • Fulfilling several project requests simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines
    • Being a tireless advocate for the user

     

    DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

    You will have many of the following skills and attributes:

     

    • Portfolio of past work including completed designs, concepts and wireframes, design specifications, and final deliverables that clearly demonstrate both thought process and design skills
    • Bachelor's degree in Human-Centered Design, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Digital Design, Psychology, Information Architecture, or related field
    • User Experience and Design:
      • 5+ years’ of experience in an Experience Design role, preferably solving complex, enterprise, and B2B design problems
      • 5+ years’ experience performing user research and usability validation
      • 5+ years’ experience in building user and task flows using products such as Omnigraffle or Visio
      • 5+ years’ experience creating wireframes and prototypes using tools such as Omingraffe, Axure, UXPin, Balsamiq, or native code
      • 3+ years’ experience using the Adobe Creative Suite
      • 3+ years’ experience with enterprise user experience design
    • Strong understanding and demonstration of user centered design principles and techniques
    • Strong understanding of the kinds of experiences made possible by current digital technologies.
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with development teams to understand the problem domain and design solutions that meet user needs
    • Ability to interact with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
    • Excellent leadership, communication, project management, and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated self-direction, ability to lead other creatives, and manage priorities.
    • Grace under pressure. Comfort in ambiguity. Humor in the face of adversity.

     

    Brownie points if you have:

    • Master's Degree in HCD, HCI, Digital Design, IA or similar
    • Cloud Portal design experience
    • Experience in Cloud, OpenStack, open source solutions and communities
    • Solid knowledge in design and prototyping tools, and knowledge of the latest web technologies such as HTML5, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript·       

     

    Amybeth Quinn
    Talent Acquisition Consultant
    Helion Converged Cloud
     
    amybeth.quinn@hp.com
    P: 360-212-9770
    M: 425-998-8327
    Hewlett-Packard Company

     

    Want to learn more about #lifeatHP? Follow the conversation on Twitter, learn more about our global teams on Facebook, and hear in their own words on our blog and YouTube channel from employees around the world why they chose to #Work4HP.

     

  • 01 Jul 2014 6:18 PM | Anonymous member

    Hello, if you are interested in these roles then please email your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  Thank you.

    Usability Assistant (contract)

    Location:  Redmond, WA

    Start:  ASAP

    Position Type:  Contract

    Contract Length:  12 months

    Pay:  $ DOE

     

    Job description:

    We are looking for candidates to run our data collection and research studies. The position will include equipment set up, transportation, recruiting and scheduling participants, and moderating studies on  Campus and in the field.

     

    Required qualifications:

    •             Basic computer skills, proficient in MS Office

    •             Must have valid driver’s license and ability to lift 50 lbs

    •             Experience in User Research, Data Collection, or HCI

    •             Must be trustworthy with no criminal record

    •             Has excellent communication skills and can give clear, precise direction and feedback

    •             Can quickly adapt to changes in protocol or tasks

    •             Available to work occasional nights of weekends if needed

    •             Is a fast learner

    •             Has experience in a leadership type role and is comfortable facilitating groups of people

    •             Is able to problem solve and make decisions

    •             Can work quickly and calmly under clear time restrictions

    •             Can work independently without direct supervision

    •             Is comfortable learning and working with new software and technology

    Hello, if you are interested in these roles then please email your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  Thank you.

  • 30 Jun 2014 6:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    POP is seeking a contract interaction designer for an exciting opportunity to work on a top consumer-facing e-commerce website. This is a 9-week contract working on-site with our client in Bellevue.

    Full details available on POPagency.com

    http://www.popagency.com/careers/seattle/interactiondesigner-contract/


    ·       Collaborate with a creative team of visual designers, product owners and business analysts to define the optimal user experience

    ·       Create and document interaction design concepts with site maps and wireframes that illustrate site structure, flow, general layout, navigation controls, and informational relationships

    Required Skills

    ·       Experience in information architecture, diagramming and interaction design

    ·       Proficiency in Axure or a similar design tool

    ·       A minimum of two years of experience in the user experience field, preferably at a digital agency

    ·       A bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Library Science, Human Factors or related subject is preferred

    ·       Excellent time management skills demonstrated by the ability to work independently on a tight deadline

    Your Character

    ·       You are a strong problem solver

    ·       You have an engaging digital portfolio that includes some of the following: B2C or B2B websites, e-commerce sites, online community portals, desktop software, mobile applications or product interface design

    ·       You have a proactive, constructive, and committed attitude; you demonstrate great follow-through

    ·       You have excellent communication and collaboration skills

    ·       You have an extreme attention to detail

    Contract Details

    ·       This contract runs from July 14 2014 – September 19, 2014

    ·       This job is located in Bellevue, WA

  • 14 Jun 2014 1:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    This is a position in my group that may not be posted on the Careers site yet. You can contact the Manager for this position directly at chriskil@microsoft.com or contact me for more information: theano.petersen@microsoft.com.
     
    Do you love building website experiences that are beautiful and interactive? Do you start thinking immediately how to code wireframed interaction models? Do you love being a part of the iterative design process? Want to work on a high-visibility developer web property that is a locomotive for the new Microsoft?
     
    The Office Developer Content Publishing Site Experiences Team is looking for a web developer with great technical depth to help us engineer web experiences for Office.com/developer. We need a creative problem solver willing to take on challenges and help us code innovative solutions for content delivery in a variety of formats including articles, videos, and dynamic, interactive experiences.
     
    Responsibilities
     
    ·         Develop, maintain, and customize customer website experiences using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for Office.com/developer
    ·         Perform debugging, testing, and bug-fixing
    ·         Participate in planning and design reviews
     
    Qualifications
    ·         4+ years web development or related software development experience working in a continuous deployment environment
    ·         Minimum 2 years of experience with web technologies and platforms (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, etc.)
    ·         Comfort with using prototyping and design tools and converting comps and wireframes into code
    ·         Experience working with XML, XSLT, DTD/XSD
    ·         Working knowledge of SQL
    ·         Experience deploying websites to Microsoft Azure strongly desired
    ·         Experience building interactive controls strongly desired
    ·         Strong communication and negotiation skills
    ·         Strategic thinking and problem solving skills
    ·         Ability to learn, document, and apply new technologies, tools, and publishing processes
    ·         Ability to work collaboratively and effectively across multiple teams--within and external to our organization
    ·         Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field is preferred but real-world working code is more important
    ·         Please provide a portfolio for review
    Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
  • 13 Jun 2014 12:53 PM | Anonymous member
    SMITH, a leading digital experience agency, if seeking a VP, Experience Design to be located in its Seattle office. Learn more at www.smith.co or apply at SMITH's online careers site.

    VP, Experience Design (XD)

    Location: Seattle

    Description:

    The VP, Experience Design (XD) is responsible for leading the team of Creative and Art Directors, Designers, User Experience Architects, Content Strategists, Copywriters, and Editors to create exceptional, on-brand, insight-driven experiences for our clients. This role brings a strong strategic and creative perspective to the table, and excels at envisioning and delivering solutions that customers love while directly impacting our client’s business. This role can sell big ideas to our clients and articulate the idea’s merit and business value to both the client and account team.

    Who you are:

    • A strong leader who can mentor, guide, and support members of the Experience Design staff, champion exceptional experience design inside and outside the agency
    • A trailblazer who can inspire creativity and innovative thinking while leading the conception, design, and creation of world-class experiences
    • A creator who can produce creative and experience briefs to communicate strategy, concepts, priority, and value that clearly direct the creation of on-brand, impactful interactive experiences

    What you’ll do:

    Reporting to the Chief Experience Officer, the VP, Experience Design engages in long-term client relations with a dedication to deep understanding of the client’s business, markets, and brand aspirations. This is a senior position within the SMITH team, supporting business development, account expansion, and the development and execution of account strategies in partnership with Account Executives, Marketing Strategists, Planners, and Technical Strategists.

    • Take responsibility not only for the strategic direction and excellence of the creative work
    • Contribute to the acquisition, maintenance and enhancement of customer relationships through outstanding communication and design execution
    • Contribute to account planning, strategy development, and long-term value creation
    • Work closely with clients to understand their markets, business models, and goals, and create design strategies and meaningful solutions to further those objectives
    • Provide direction and feedback to creative, user experience, and editorial staff to ensure design execution exceeds expectations and delight clients and their customers
    • Manage staff performance, deadlines, and client satisfaction

    What we look for:

    • BS/BA degree in Interactive Design, User Experience Design, Graphic Design, Fine Art, Communications, or related field. MS/MA degree; experience in user research and testing a plus
    • 10-15 years experience in an experience design role such as creative director, experience director, or interactive designer, within digital, professional services or marketing agencies
    • Experience directing industry-defining creative solutions in the digital interactive space
    • Proven ability to manage multi-disciplinary creative teams, providing leadership, inspiration, mentorship, and support
    • Strong knowledge and point of view on the evolution of multi-channel experiences and the collision of communications, culture, commerce, community, and technology

    What grabs our attention:

    • Proven ability to develop big ideas and execute flawlessly in a fast-paced, collaborative, ideas-driven culture
    • Exceptional presentation, communications, and storytelling skills
    • Strong entrepreneurial spirit, high tolerance for ambiguity, and dedication to innovation


    About SMITH:

    SMITH is one of North America’s leading digital experience agencies and global commerce service providers. Creators of transactional brand moments for humans living in an all-channel world, SMITH is proud to serve some of the most important and highly recognized brands on the globe, including Microsoft, Cisco, Motorola, Nestle, Sam’s Club, Xerox, and MasterCard. The synthesis of more than three decades of combined experience, SMITH is a digital experience agency grounded in strategy and intelligence, experience design, and technology solutions. The company is headquartered in Seattle and has offices in Atlanta, Portland, Spokane, and Ottawa. Learn more at www.smith.co.

    SMITH is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

    To apply online, go to:

    http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH18/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ASCENTIUM&cws=37&rid=93    
  • 10 Jun 2014 5:41 PM | Anonymous member
    If you are interested in this role then please email your resume to me at tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  I look forward to hearing from you.

    Design Researcher (vendor)

    Client:  Microsoft

    Location:  Mountain View, CA

    Start:  ASAP

    Contract Length:  12 months+, possible to convert to FTE

    Contract Type:  Vendor, V-dash 

    Work Travel:  Less than 15%

    Pay:  $ DOE

     

    Want to join our UX team and be part of envisioning the future of productivity, communication and collaboration experiences?

     

    As a Design Researcher, you’ll be a key contributor to the evolution of experience, web services, and our future vision for Communications and Collaboration experiences. The user experience research challenges will span envisioning creative solutions for both enterprise and consumers, working on designs that cross devices, screens and platforms, and envisioning UX for a very large base of existing users. You’ll be joining a group of UX professionals including Designers and Researchers. You will be an integral part of the engineering team and partner closely with Designers, Program managers and the Developers directly involved in creating and evolving user experiences.

     

    You will share the responsibility for ensuring a successful and outstanding user experience for an entire product area and will be expected to

    •             Bring in a wide range of both tested and innovative research methods to your work

    •             Execute rapid iterative research including but not limited to RITE studies, competitive heuristic reviews, cognitive walkthroughs, to feed into a very agile product development cycle

    •             Effectively and creatively communicate research and play a key role in both stimulating and iterating on designs for the product

    •             Triangulate quantitative data from sources such as product instrumentation or large N surveys with qualitative research insights

    •             Partner with your team in creating research plans and involve them in your research sessions to ensure its effectiveness

    •             Develop research reports with clear and actionable recommendations

    •             Share and evangelize results with Product and other UX team members

     

    This position is based out of Mountain View. The candidate will be supporting both local initiatives and those that involve working with teams in Redmond. Travel to Redmond Headquarters is expected.

     

    Requirements

    •             Advanced degree in Psychology, Human Factors or related field preferable. Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Human Factors or related field with equivalent work experience as user experience researcher is acceptable

    •             Formal training in user-centered design practices and both knowledge and experience with evaluative methodologies spanning lab studies, field research, and expert review.

    •             Skilled in collecting, analyzing and presenting human behavioral data. Developing user experience frameworks based on this is a bonus.

    •             A strong and demonstrable history of impact and influence on product experience designs, development team partners, and the process of user experience research.

    •             Proven ability to work in fast paced, agile environments

    •             Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    •             Previous experience as Microsoft usability contractor or full time staff preferred

     

    Notes from my meeting with the manager: 

    • ·         They would like to find an intermediate-level Researcher with around 4+ years of work experience. 
    • ·         Minimum is a Master’s degree in Psychology / Experimental Research or equivalent. 
    • ·         You will mainly be doing Qualitative Research and a little Quantitative. 
    • ·         He would like candidates to have experience with the following tools:  Morae, OVO, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Office, familiarity with CLOUD-based tools, and someone who has GREAT presentation skills. 
    • ·         The work will be a mixture of 40% Research and 60% Evangelizing. 
    • ·         The studies being run will include both quick pulse (RITE) studies and conventional (2-3 week studies). 
    • ·         There will be about 10-15% of travel and the locations would be Redmond, WA and other states for research. 
    • ·         This position will be managed to 40 hours per week, with some occasional work in the evenings. 
    • ·         The selling points of this role include:  you will work closely with Design and have a huge impact on it.  The team is focusing on consumer, mobile and planning to branch out to wearables.  It is a youthful group with a startup feel.  The entire team is about 100 people but there will only be two of you working out of the Mountain View office.

    If you are interested in this role then please email your resume to me at tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  I look forward to hearing from you.

  • 29 May 2014 3:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    POP seeks a Senior Interaction Designer who can collaborate with strategists, designers and technologists to determine UX strategy and create the deliverables that support that chosen approach. They understand a user-centered design process and know how to conduct the research that will lead to concepts, insights and design of the project. They are dynamic, engaging and lead clients and team members to the best solution. 

    www.POPAgency.com 

    You bring clarity and simplicity to complex business problems. You turn research into insights, and insights into elegant experiences.

    Minimum of four years experience in the user experience field, preferably at a digital agency.

    More information at: POPagency.com
    http://www.popagency.com/careers/seattle/seniorinteractiondesigner/ 
  • 21 May 2014 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Blink User Researchers apply a wide range of usability and field research methods and skills while interacting with client teams and their users. Ideal candidates will have previous client consulting experience with a track record of delivering compelling research findings and recommendations on-time and on-budget. 

     

    You will be asked to share a portfolio of your work in the interview.


    Job Responsibilities

    • Moderating and planning usability lab studies and field user research sessions.
    • Analyzing research findings and preparing high-impact reports and presentations for clients.
    • Editing video highlights from research sessions.
    • Meeting with clients to help define work and propose specific tools and methods.
    • Delivering findings that ensure the usability and usefulness of interfaces for our client's end-users.
    • Advocating for users while understanding the business goals of clients.


    Job Qualifications

    • Formal education in a relevant field such as usability engineering, human centered design, cognitive psychology or equivalent hands-on experience to demonstrate an understanding of usability theory, methods, and practices.
    • 5 years of experience designing and conducting a wide range of UX research activities. 
    • Superlative presentation and written communication skills.
    • Experience working directly with clients in a consulting role, including leading client meetings.
    • Proven ability to communicate recommended design solutions for observed UX issues.
    • A high comfort level with computer hardware and software.
    • Working knowledge of video editing techniques.
    • A working knowledge of technology constraints and capabilities.
    • Ability to drive to client meetings on a regular basis.
    • Ability to travel 10-20% each year, depending on client locations and projects.
    • Direct experience with user centered design projects.
    • Interaction design experience a plus.

    Attributes

    • Enjoy working independently and taking ownership of work.
    • Ability to focus in time-sensitive environment.
    • Expert in and excited about applied User Experience research.
    • Enjoy small office culture.

    Please apply here:

    http://www.blinkux.com/company/careers/

     

    Founded in 2000, Blink UX is a Seattle-based user experience research and design firm dedicated to helping clients achieve their business goals through a flexible user-centered design approach. Blink’s evidence-driven design℠ services help companies that depend on technology take the guesswork out of delivering great user experiences. Blink has worked with hundreds of Innovative clients ranging in size and type from start-ups to Fortune 100, including Amazon, Apple, Disney, Genentech, Google, Starbucks, and Microsoft.

  • 17 May 2014 12:58 AM | Anonymous member

    Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Digital Aviation division, Renton

    See job description for Req 14-1002997 and apply by 5/29/2014

    Come join in the excitement of Digital Aviation and help us design award-winning web and mobile solutions for pilots, mechanics, and the aviation industry. Be part of the User Experience team setting the digital experience standards that will deliver world-class integrated solutions.

    We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference. The ideal candidate will possess a contagious enthusiasm and relevant skills for creating desirable digital experiences for our customers that they cannot wait to show off to their friends and family. Are you flexible, a professed lover of all things digital, an innovative thought leader, a person who sees stuff that needs to be done and just does it? Then you could be our newest team member! Self-starters need apply.
  • 03 Apr 2014 2:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    To apply contact,

    Darren Milam I Sr. Staffing Consultant
    dmilam@microsoft.com 425-706-4537
     
    Principal UX Designer
     
    Services design is one of the fastest growing areas of design. Our team is part of the Operating Systems Group and provides design thinking and insights for experiences that cross all of Microsoft’s core consumer products (Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox). Our focus is on OneDrive, Microsoft Account, all the main .com properties (including Microsoft.com, Windows.com. windowsphone.com, xbox.com) as well as a unified Store and the Dev Center (for helping developers create software for our platforms). Our mission is to design the future of Microsoft products through imagining and delivering the services we offer our customers.

    Services design is new, exciting, and growing rapidly. We have a team of strong design thinkers who are passionate about great user experiences and we’re looking for more. Our team is changing the world with our design thinking and we’d like to add more diverse thinkers to the mix. Would you like to be part of the future of Services design at Microsoft?

    The design team is looking for a Principal level User Experience designer with both broad and deep knowledge of user-centered design. You should have a proven ability to design solutions that delight customers and work within technical constraints. You’ll work with user researchers, program managers and software architects to realize large scale design concepts and directions. You’ll provide leadership to the design team including other interaction, visual and innovation designers. With your proven skills and experience, the potential for impact in this position is vast. It’s an exciting time to be part of Services design for Microsoft!

    Responsibilities:
    • Working at the early concept phase (initiating projects, organizing and managing cross disciplinary work groups, brainstorming, storyboarding, creating strong user scenarios and developing compelling concept sketches).
    • Delivering through the design phase (creating and managing the development of comps, designing information structures and hierarchies, creating navigation models, animations, wireframes and other visual prototypes).
    • Completing designs and handing off to a development team (high fidelity visual specifications, guidelines and handling communication with engineers).
    • Developing user experience and visual design solutions that work across Services and the product teams with a focus on innovation within the existing visual design language (including conceptual thinking, grid, typography, color and overall patterns).
    • Creating and presenting exceptional design solutions and strategies that bring the user story to life for a wide audience.

    Requirements:
    • A BA/BS or higher degree in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Communication Arts, Information Design, or related degree.
    • 7+ years of relevant design work experience.
    • Deep knowledge and application of user-centered design approaches and interaction design best practices.
    • An end-user advocate, driving user needs and goals into both creative and pragmatic design solutions.
    • Experience creating interaction prototypes using a range of prototyping and development methods (paper, Photoshop, HTML, Flash, XAML, WPF, etc.).
    • A portfolio that clearly demonstrates design innovation and expertise.
    • Demonstrated ability for strategic problem solving across a wide range of problem areas.
    • Great listening skills, with an open minded and team-oriented approach to design.
    • Exceptional communication skills - the ability to make complex areas understandable, demonstrate passion and leadership, and strong presentation skills.
    • Self-motivated and directed with the ability to initiate new projects independently, work with relevant stakeholders, and push for project impact.
    • An insightful and evolving knowledge of design and technology trends.

    Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

     
     
    Senior Visual Designer
     
    Services design is one of the fastest growing areas of design. Our team is part of the Operating Systems Group and provides design thinking and insights for experiences that cross all of Microsoft’s core consumer products (Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox). Our focus is on services such as OneDrive, Microsoft Account, all the main .com properties (including Microsoft.com, Windows.com. windowsphone.com, xbox.com) as well as a unified Store and Dev Center (for helping developers create software for our platforms). Our mission is to design the future of Microsoft products through imagining and delivering the services we offer our customers.

    Services design is new, exciting, and growing rapidly. We have a team of strong design thinkers who are passionate about great user experiences and we’re looking for more. Our team is changing the world with our design thinking and we’d like to add more diverse thinkers to the mix. Would you like to be part of the future of Services design at Microsoft?

    The design team is looking for an exceptional senior user experience designer with strong visual and communication skills. You’ll be leading design activities by defining how people interact with our services across multiple endpoints (products, web, mobile and more). You’ll help design and create cutting-edge experiences for services that impact how millions of people use our products and services every day. It’s an exciting time to be part of Services design for Microsoft!

    Responsibilities:
    • Working at the early concept phase (organizing and running idea sessions, creating moodboards, storyboarding, brainstorming, creating user scenarios and developing concept sketches).
    • Delivering through the design phase (creating and managing the development of visual style guides, comps, animations and other visual prototypes).
    • Completing designs and handing off to a development team (pixel-perfect visual specifications, guidelines and communication with engineers).
    • Developing user experience and visual design solutions that work across Services and the product teams with a focus on innovating the visual and motion language (including conceptual thinking, grid, typography, color and overall patterns).
    • Creating and presenting design solutions and strategies that bring the user story to life for a wide audience.

    Requirements:
    • A BA/BS or higher degree in Graphic Design, Interaction Design or related degree.
    • 5+ years of relevant design work experience.
    • Strong portfolio demonstrates attention to detail and mastery of typography, color, layout, etc
    • Strong creative and visual skills along with an ability to explain your design rationale
    • Knowledge of user-centered design approaches and interaction design best practices.
    • Ability to produce high-res visualizations, motion studies and prototypes.
    • Excellent Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash skills. Experience with AfterEffects a plus
    • Great listening skills, with an open minded and team-oriented approach to design.
    • Exceptional communication skills - the ability to make complex areas understandable, demonstrate passion and leadership, and strong presentation skills.
    • Self-motivated and directed.
    • A strong interest in design and technology trends.

    Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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