Microsoft

Product Designer 2

Job description

Are you a product focused UXer who’s designed data-driven business applications and experiences across the web and mobile? This could be the role for you! 



Microsoft’s Cloud + AI Design Studios is looking for a Product Designer 2 to join the Power Pages design team – where they will plan, lead, and help drive the direction for data-driven experiences across both the maker and creator space.  



The Company And Team 

At Microsoft, we have a clear mission and bold ambitions: Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more through our technology and innovation. To make that a reality, our Power Pages team is charged with crafting solutions that help our customers engage their customers, empower their employees, optimize their operations, or change the very nature of their business through secure, low-code business websites. Our goal is to democratize website authoring by making it simple for everyone.



Our vision as a Design Studio: 

  • Design experiences customers love.  
  • Work as a unified team.  
  • Deliver success.  
  • Become even better every day. 

Who Will Be Successful In This Role

You’re a Product Designer 2 who thrives in fast-paced environments where the only constant is change. You handle ambiguity with grace by remaining laser-focused on the end user and their needs. You enjoy breaking down highly complex problems and building principles and systems to ensure they are solved consistently and holistically across product and platform.

You love to learn, solve challenges, and dream up breakthrough ideas. You’re a tireless advocate for the customer—enthusiastic about building and iterating on designs to discover what works best and applying your knowledge to create incredible software products. You're passionate about your interests, and you want to work on projects that will change the world for the better.  



You understand how to bring a team together to solve difficult product and customer problems, fixing what's not quite right and smoothing the customer’s journey through the product. You to find ways to reduce complexity, remove the extraneous, and shorten the path to “Wow!” 



You're fluent at communicating with product managers and developers as well as influencing your team and studio to simplify, integrate, and co-create successful customer experiences that work together.

Responsibilities

In this role, as a Product Designer 2 you will design experiences with a broad charter that impacts creators, developers, and end-users. This will involve working closely with external partners, other designers, researchers, Engineers and leadership in the planning, development, and operations of innovative data-driven features and capabilities. These solutions will allow customers to collect, manage and display organizational data on their websites both safely and securely. You will be responsible for end-to-end experiences that allow makers to build complex customer facing forms, dashboards, lists and many other data-driven components as well as manipulate and integrate organizational data into their company websites. You will focus heavily on leveraging emerging AI technologies to support makers in solving key problems and accomplishing tasks. You need to be able to design powerful solutions whilst maintaining a focus on the coherence of the product and designing a system that is agnostic at heart and forms the basis of the platform.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Human Computer Interaction, or related field AND 3+ years experience working in product or service design
    • OR equivalent experience (e.g., experience using design thinking to solve problems).
  • 2+ years experience designing user experiences across platforms, product design, enterprise solutions, or relevant agency experiences. 
Other Requirements

Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in planning and executing end-to-end product design.  
  • Experience in understanding of design thinking and how it applies to product work.
  • Team collaborator who delivers highly usable and compelling customer experiences. 
  • Ability to apply customer feedback, research, and telemetry to the design process.
  • Ability to create both high-level exploratory prototypes as well as detailed designs that can be delivered by engineering teams with minimal ambiguity.
  • Systems first mindset that encourages reuse of existing patterns and components whenever possible.
  • Power user of Figma or related design and prototyping software with the ability to build and manage organized design files that are easy to follow and share.
  • Bias towards simplification of information architecture. 
  • Inclusive design is embraced as a challenge, not a limitation. 
  • Effective storyteller. 
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, know your strengths (and weaknesses).
  • Understanding of UX’s role in the application development process. 
  • Understanding of agile workflow. 
  • Experience designing data-driven business apps and/or website building tools an asset.
  • Experience integrating or working with AI models an asset.

Product Design IC3 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $94,300 - $182,600 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $120,900 - $198,600 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay

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