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Senior UX Lead

Company: Jobleads
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Are you a fan of Minecraft? So are we! You can lend your design skills and industry experience to help shape the future of how players download, install, and play our games. Your designs will be Minecraft's first impression to millions of our players. We need exceptionally talented UX and UI leaders to be a part of growing our franchise on the desktop. We have a bold, ambitious vision to bring together millions of players under one elegant desktop experience. The ideal candidate will have proven experience leading and implementing UX development and UI efforts for modern desktop launchers. Additionally, the candidate will possess an exceptional ability to collaborate across teams, present a vision and execution roadmap, and be hands-on in implementing a vision. We are looking for an exceptionally talented user experience design lead and Minecraft fan to help shape the future of a game loved by millions. If you love Minecraft, know PC app development inside and out, love exceptional design, and care about building community, this job may be for you. Responsibilities Lead the UX Design Team to inform and drive a design vision, UX, tone, feel, goals and quality bar Work with the product team to understand the product's goals to inform UX/UI solutions. Generate design ideas; present designs to other stakeholders. Understand player needs and motivations and integrate them into the launcher design to contribute to user features and functionality. Craft artifacts that communicate solutions. Including implementation of prototypes, mockups, task analysis, usability studies, personas, user flows, wireframes, style guides, navigational structures, and affinity diagrams. Work with the launcher development team to maintain quality as they implement new features. Be data driven. Facilitate collaboration with various product owners, analytics, research, and user feedback to ensure that the customer's desires are being fulfilled. Provide mentorship and coaching to grow team Contribute to task & dependency analysis, scheduling, and risk mitigation plans. Qualifications 10+ years work related experience required. 5+ years experience in appl and/or game development UX in a lead role Leadership - Communicates with clarity, creates energy, and is results driven. Strong understanding of UX conventions and best practice across the desktop, mouse/keyboard input. Experience creating digital prototypes in Figma, Adobe XD, Sketch, Origami, or Marvel Excels at leading a team in cross-functional communication and scoping designs to fit a schedule. Possesses a strong critical eye and passion for simple navigation, transitions, and a "minimal' design approach. Able to motivate others and drive them to pursue excellence. Hands on, but also easily delegates responsibility to grow team members. Highly collaborative and willing to work within and across discipline. Including with stakeholders and teams. Efficiently leverages telemetry, analytics, and user research into the team's design process. Empathy for the player and curious about what motivates players. Knowledge of modern PC game launchers. An exceptional candidate will have one or more of the following: 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 requestvia 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. This site is hosted for Microsoft by Phenom People

Keywords: Jobleads, Redmond , Senior UX Lead, Other , Redmond, Washington

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