Full Time Opportunities for Students or Recent Graduates: UX Design & Research in Redmond

Full Time Opportunities for Students or Recent Graduates: UX Design & Research
Microsoft
Redmond WA USA

Job Details

Updated on 2019-12-05

In User Experience at Microsoft, you will impact millions of users through innovation and improvement of our software solutions and services. We would like to provide end users an experience that is immersive and pleasing.  

 

Do you want to work on a meaningful and impactful project and make a difference? Are you willing to learn from others and open to new ideas? Do you want to support others to succeed and operate in a highly-collaborative and global environment? If this sounds like you, Microsoft would like to invite you to come join us as you are, where you can find more than just a job.   Read on to learn more about opportunities and apply online! 

 

Applications to these opportunities are considered for all available User Experience roles including the ones described below, depending on education level and/or location. To be considered as a student or recent graduate, you should be within 12 months of graduation or graduated within the last 12 months.  

 

User Experience Designer 

Our designers are innovative, creative, and work together to improve and build some of the most popular software products in the world. Our mission is to think end-to-end about the user experience, both broadly and deeply. We want to provide users with a flawless experience that’s both immersive and inclusive for each and every customer around the world. We need to know our users and understand their perceptions, desires, needs, frustrations, environments and problems related to Microsoft devices and services.  

 

User Experience Researcher 

Our mission is to think end-to-end about the user experience, both broadly and deeply. Giving end users an experience without problems isn’t good enough; we want the experience to be immersive and pleasing for each and every customer. We need to know our users and understand their perceptions, desires, needs, frustrations, environments and problems related to Microsoft devices and services. We need people who are passionate about finding creative ways to evangelize the rich research data we have to both internal and external audiences, and who want to drive the results of those communications to the final experience. 

Responsibilities

User Experience Designer 

As a designer, you are responsible for driving cross-team collaboration with the world’s best user experience researchers, program managers, product planners and developers from the early stages of planning through implementation. You'll collaborate with multiple design stakeholders and help design Microsoft consumer facing products touching millions of users. You’ll need to think strategically, be creative, problem solve and negotiate design solutions, in relation to business goals. Using your abilities to identify new opportunities and generate innovative ideas, you will influence the design direction and make our already popular products even better. 

 

User Experience Researcher 

As a User Experience researcher, you are responsible for driving cross-team collaboration with the world’s best user experience designer, program managers, product planners and developers from the early stages of planning through implementation conducting independent research on multiple aspects of products and experiences.

You’ll need to think strategically, be creative and negotiate design solutions in relation to business goals. Help collect and analyze user behavior through lab studies, field visits, ethnography, surveys, benchmark studies, server logs and online experiments (A/B testing).Understand and incorporate complex technical and business requirements into research and help advocate research findings to diverse audiences through written reports and in-person presentations.

Qualifications

User Experience Designer 

  • Bachelor's degree in Interaction Design, Graphic/Visual Communications Design, Industrial or Product Design, HCI or related field within 12 months of graduation or graduated within the last 12 months.  
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Java, JavaScript, or C/C++.
  • Experience and or practical knowledge with web technologies (object-oriented JavaScript, HTML, CSS), and experience with web standards, including HTML5 and CSS3 and flash prototypes
  • Experience designing and implementing user interfaces (UIs).
  • Industrial or graphic design Experience reviewing user research and data to build a strategic and user-friendly design.
  • Demonstrated sense of web design and attuned to the fundamentals of user experience, including accessibility.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with balanced interaction and visual design skills. Resume must include a link to design portfolio.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills as well as self-confidence. 
  • Knowledge of methods for gathering and analyzing UX research data. 
  • The ability to solve complex UI design problems, take action, and drive for results in a multi-disciplinary team 

User Experience Researcher 

  • A bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Statistics, Psychology or a related field, or equivalent practical experience within 12 months of graduation or graduated within the last 12 months.  
  • Experience in a programming language commonly used for data manipulation and computational statistics (such as Python, R, Matlab, C++, Java or Go), and with SQL.
  • Experience reviewing user research and data to build a strategic and user-friendly design. 
  • Relevant intern or practical experience with User Experience or Human-Computer Interaction teams.
  • 1+ years of work experience in an applied research setting.
  • Experience integrating user research into product designs and design practices.
  • Working knowledge of statistics and experimental design a plus.
  • Strong understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during the product development process
  • Excellent command of research questions within a given domain, and of technical tools for the analysis of data within that field.

 

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.

Full Time Opportunities for Students or Recent Graduates: UX Design & Research
Microsoft
Redmond WA USA