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UX Engineer 2

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Our world is rapidly transforming.The amount of data each of us must process is ever increasing.In fact, the total amount of content in the world is doubling every two years now.People spend 20% of their time looking for information and 60% of people claim to be missing key pieces of data to make decisions daily.All of us must manage an ever-increasing number of processes and systems often while on the go and multitasking.

On the OneDrive and SharePoint team, we believe cutting edge technology can help our customers thrive in an information dense world.We are excited about transforming our customers into "AI natives," where technology augments their ability to achieve more with the files, photos, videos, lists, 3D objects, and other content they need to get their jobs done.

What We Are Doing

We're looking for an experienced UX Engineer to join our product team in Redmond to support the new experiences in the recently-released Project Cortex, SharePoint Syntex, and Viva Topics offerings. Building on top of SharePoint, Microsoft Search, Azure Cognitive Services and more, we use cutting edge machine learning, computer vision, natural language, and signals intelligence services from across the company and industry to tackle the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) market.

The ideal candidate has deep technical experience with web technologies, along with a demonstrated ability to work side-by-side with designers and other engineers to preserve design integrity throughout the product development lifecycle. This person should "get" designers and how they work, with a clear understanding of design practices: interaction design, usability, visual design, and motion; and merge these with established engineering practices: dev design, internationalization, code reviews, quality assurance, etc.

  • 3+ years of shipping production software
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to work well in a collaborative team environment
  • Passion for improving quality, performance & reliability of engineering systems
  • Strong coding, debugging, algorithm, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage yourself and others to meet deadlines
  • Ability to identify problems or inefficiencies, propose solutions, & drive demonstrable improvements
  • Familiarity with SCRUM and Agile methodologies

Technical Skills & Qualifications

  • Expert-level skillset inHTML/CSS/SCSS/JS
  • Experience with modern web technologies (React, TypeScript, node, npm, webpack, etc.)
  • Familiarity with software engineering patterns & practices

Preferred Skills & Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, HCI, related degree, or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience with design processes (sprints, crits, etc) and tools (Figma, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc)
  • Experience writing software in Swift, Objective-C, Java, C#, XAML, etc. and a willingness to learn new technologies if needed. The role is focused on web, but mobile/native development experience can be useful

We recognize that talent comes in many forms. If you think you've got what it takes, we want to hear from you!

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.

Our Culture

The UX Engineering team, seated within the OneDrive and SharePoint Studio, is a "horizontal team" of Software Engineers that bridges our world-class Design and Engineering teams. We support a wide range of groups across a family of products, with a charter is to ensure that OneDrive and SharePoint's experiences are usable, beautiful, and performant across every platform.

We are part of a diverse team of Designers, Researchers, and UX Engineers who are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace where all people and ideas are welcomed. Most of our team is local to Redmond, Washington, but we have a significant presence in Canada, China, and India. We all contribute directly to OneDrive & SharePoint.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop UI for new features, add fit & finish to existing features, and create complex prototypes
  • Manage your work to meet tight deadlines and ensure consistent quality
  • Coordinate with Design, PM, and Engineering teams to ensure interaction and visual designs are implemented according to design specs and motion comps
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with project teams in all stages of design and development

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