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Job number 886075
Date posted Aug 19, 2020
Travel 0-25 %
Employment type Full-Time
The Company and the Team
Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every
organization on the planet to achieve more through our technology
Y ou may be collaborating across three or more regions, with
different cultures and perspectives—something we think results in
software that’s more inclusive and universal.
Success here means questioning assumptions (or at least testing
them!) and pushing beyond what’s familiar. You’ll explore,
validate, test, iterate, and adapt.
Some products and features ship fast and get fine-tuned over
time, while others involve longer timeframes and multiple teams and
decision makers . Regardless of cadence, you’re a constant
collaborator whose design input is critical to the product’s
success at every juncture.
Our promise: We’ll s upport you and set you up for success—and
regularly remind you how much we value your unique contribution s
to the success ofproducts and collaborations.
If this sounds like you, give that product-savvy skillset of
yours the global reach it deserves ! In your application, b e sure
to include a link to your LinkedIn profile and upload or include a
link to your portfolio with of 3 of your most relevant UX product
content design projects.
Responsibilities At Microsoft, we combine expertise, research,
imagination , and instinct to build large-scale, inclusive
products. Here, it’s no stretch to say that your brilliant product
design can impact how people get work done the world over.
What are we looking for? Simple …
You’re a seriously seasoned, product content designer who loves
deceptively simple software—the kinds of experiences that feel
efficient, effortless, and rewarding only because you’ve sweated
every single detail and distilled everything down to maximum
efficiency. You know the power of great information hierarchy ,
navigation, and onboarding—and c an speak to how those essentials
can completely transform the customer journey. Balancing brilliant
user experience with business needs is second nature to you.
And while you love simple, your skillset is anything but. You’re
a content design expert—maybe you’ve led product content efforts,
mentored UX or UI design teams, or built apps from scratch as part
of a full-stack team . With a diverse skillset and loads of
experience, you trust your methodology without a lot of second
guessing or hand holding . Y ou collaborate with all your partners
with loads of optimism, a hunger for feedback, a retractable ego,
and an open mind.
Dropdown or radio buttons? Body text or tooltip?
Your communications chops are interaction specific . If you’re
thinking about words, you’re also envisioning the interface element
that will make the best choice seem most obvious. You understand
the concept of drilling down, reducing friction, and offering
guidance right when—and only when—it’s needed. You know the value
of using and contributing to UI toolkits, patterns, and style
guides to keep teams aligned so all experience content stays
consistent, cohesive, and intentional .
Wordsmith? Oh please—you’re a bedrock product content
Sure, you know that clear communication starts with language–and
you can articulate anything, no matter how
complex. But we’re not about just adding
language to a visual design — ?we’re on a mission, and
you’re leading it ! As a product content strategist,
your questions and critical thinking help to clarify goals so
the entire design team can build task flows and features that
balance power and ease of use .
Yes, you know and love the cloud
This opportunity sits in the Cloud Design Studio for Microsoft
Azure , where you’ll be part of an interdisciplinary team designing
the next generation of experiences . You’ll help large enterprises
use Azure however and wherever they need it: in the cloud, on the
edge, all at huge scale. You’ll join a culture of teammates who
believe in the power of inclusion, diversity of ideas and people,
work / life balance, and the s heer joy of solving hard problems.
You’re looking for people who strive for a collaborative culture
where everyone can flourish , learn, and innovate — even through
the most challenging times .
What to expect from this role
You’ll learn, evangelize, and evolve our content design patterns
and Microsoft’s brand voice. People will seek you out for answers
on voice and tone, content style standards, term recommendations,
common UI c opy patterns, feature naming , and more .
You’ll plan, c raft, and refine content, UX, and
language—testing, validating, and adapting for the next iteration.
Some wins will be fast, and others may feel like they take forever
to land .
You’ll i nnovate—find ing opportunities to elevate people’s
perceptions of Microsoft through new products, features, or
Your growth and success will be passionately supported. You’ll
know that your manager and your team deeply values your
contribution and that full partnership and ongoing collaboration a
re the norm.
Qualifications All about you
You have 7 + years of experience in content and UX design roles
Your excellence in product content design and strategy gets your
apps noticed and appreciated. As a recognized expert, your
approaches and solutions raise the bar for content design.
Well beyond copywriting, you’re a product and content design
expert with proven software experience—not just websites ,
integrated digital marketing, or technical documentation .
You’re fluent in design and prototyping tools —Figma, Sketch, or
similar—and interaction flows are a regular output of your
You’re a mentor and a leader who believes s haring knowledge
where appropriate strengthens all design roles , not just the ones
within your discipline .
You embrace research and data—so it’s second nature to
collaborate with Researchers and present customer-based ,
data-informed rationale for your ideas .
You’re innately curious. About design, about the customer
landscape—and about your surroundings. ( Learning about Microsoft’s
whole product portfolio strengthens domain knowledge, and can save
you time, effort—and even earn you vital support from other teams
Communication skills that extend to your relationships. You know
building relationships both within and beyond your team is key for
driving impact-oriented collaboration — and ultimately making a
difference for customers.
A growth mindset—there’s always more to learn. Confidence and
humility can coexist. Own mistakes, and be willing to reconsider
and explore ideas .
Senior Content Designers possess most or all of these
UX content design for business user s as well as IT pros , devs
, and admins
IA and navigation development
Copywriting (UI content and familiarity with web, email,
Landing established b rand voice principles in content
Applying (and contributing to) design systems and style
Research and user testing support
Defining the user journey for features and task flows
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
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 .
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of
your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
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