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Principal Product Design Manager - Search, Outlook Experience Studio

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Who we?are Microsoft Outlook is the foundation for productivity for hundreds of millions of people around the world, helping them connect, organize, and get things done both professionally and personally. The?Outlook Experience Studio, our design and research team, is central to evolving our vision for Outlook as your personal hub for productivity. Working in Outlook provides the opportunity to tackle challenging problems while having?a significant impact. We are passionate about our?craft. We value creativity, open idea sharing, and cultivating a safe and inclusive environment where we are driven by a strong sense of purpose. Most of all,?we're?motivated by our customers around the world who rely on our product every day. Working on Outlook is much more than designing a great productivity app-it means building a sophisticated, elegant user experience that impacts people's lives in a meaningful way. Come be part of the team that helps deliver an Outlook that is designed for modern life. While our?studio?is based in Redmond, we have many designers and researchers in other locations and embrace candidates who work remotely full-time.?We'll?provide you with unparalleled levels of opportunity and resources?to create?experiences that influence?not just our customers, but the industry at large. Who we're looking?for We are looking for a talented and experienced design leader with vision, creativity, high acumen for both the aesthetic and structural aspects of UX design?to drive the direction Outlook's search experiences across Windows, Web, iOS, Android, and Mac experiences. Ideal candidates are self-starters who bring original ideas and fresh approaches to each project they work on.?They have?exceptional problem-solving abilities, clear communication skills, solid design instincts?and thrive in collaborative work environments. Most importantly, they?are a deep systems thinker, able to optimize complex information architecture?while?delivering?fantastic customer-focused solutions that span multiples teams and organizations and exceed our business goal raising the bar for UX at Microsoft and the industry. Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: * 10+ years of experience across Windows, Web iOS, Android, and/or MacOS development. * A current online portfolio demonstrating breadth, creativity, and innovation in related fields. * Experience shipping high quality products into high volume?markets * Proven experience applying user research throughout the design process. * Strong visual design sensibilities (typographic, grid, motion) and attention to detail * Fluency with designing interaction and visuals for software and the web and for both phone and large screen experiences. (Our customers move across devices and platforms.) * Extensive knowledge of Windows and Fluent design, web standards, the Apple Human Interface Guidelines and Google Material Design. * Expert level proficiency with common design tools (Figma, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, etc.) * Experience using design components and pattern?libraries * Ability to create highly polished design prototypes, mockups, and other communication?artifacts Other?preferred?Experience includes: * Excellent interpersonal, presentation and collaborative skills * A people-focused design mentality that wants to build products with meaningful?impact * A creative mind that thrives on a balance of strategic and tactical work * Awareness of trends in?interaction; desktop, web, mobile, communications, and collaboration * Motion design, prototyping, and UI coding skills a plus * The ability to scope and estimate efforts accurately and prioritize tasks and goals?independently * A degree in one of the many product design fields or equivalent experience Location We're open to fully remote workers. Please include URLs for an online portfolio?demonstrating?your design process,?UX flows, interaction patterns and visual design skills?in addition to your resume.?Submissions without a portfolio will not be considered. 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. Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. COVID-19 and the changing world of work and life have made this a pivotal moment for us to help our customers stay productive and focused through a seamless Outlook experience that is integrated with the rest of your workflows. We are looking for a thoughtful, innovative?Principal?Design Manager who wants to be a catalyst for change while creating beautiful and delightful experiences. You demonstrate design thinking and love to work across complex and challenging spaces.?With experience and strength in all stages of the product cycle, you can drive from ideation to completion. You are motivated by shipping products and are hands on. As such, you will work closely with designers, researchers, program managers, and engineers as well as other design teams and app?partners in a highly collaborative environment to create forward-thinking design strategy and user scenario-driven features that are based on deep customer empathy. You have a passion for understanding the?'why'?and working with research across the design cycle, from identifying opportunities for research to translating research findings into tangible design proposals. You will identify user centered design patterns, establish scenarios, place designs into user context, create interactions that align to those requirements and articulate polished final designs. You are a strong?communicator, and?can draw on a wide variety of methods to tell a compelling story, from storyboards, flows, wireframes and prototypes to creating fully rendered designs and vision pieces. You are experienced in the tradeoffs and collaboration needed to design and ship high-quality products used by a wide audience eager to work in a fast-paced, data-informed environment, and can generate compelling ideas rapidly and iterate based on?rapidly-changing?information You are motivated to mentor, inspire and grow other designers, and foster a creative, inclusive work environment. Overall?you'll work as part of a community with diverse styles, voices, and views that reflect the diversity of our customers.?You'll?talk to customers, design and iterate with them, and challenge yourself in ways you haven't even imagined, yet.?It's?deeply humbling and rewarding work.?There's?nothing quite like it. Come join us!

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