Senior Design Manager at Microsoft

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Data is the new currency of the digital world, and Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help business and consumers get the most out of theirs. With the leading database in the world - SQL Server, and the rapidly growing Azure Data platform, Microsoft has made an enormous bet on cloud-based platform components that companies will need to derive knowledge and insights from big data and analytics in the cloud.

Creative impact at this scale is rare and is an enormous opportunity for the right candidate.

About the role

As a senior design manager, you will help establish the product vision while communicating effective plans to execute on that vision. As such, collaboration and partnership will be core to your success. You will work with a cross disciplinary team to define, create, and evolve behavioral design patterns, user mental models, and design language across large scale platforms. Your primary responsibility will be to help the team deliver, document, and evolve innovative end-to-end experiences through thoughtful design, leadership, and collaboration.

Ideal candidates would show an affinity for designing cohesive experiences across multiple complex back-end services, a sensible and thorough pursuit of user delight, and a track record for delivering thoughtful and impactful products and services.

If you find joy in thinking strategically, cultivating and mentoring cross-disciplinary teams in a virtual setting, and both designing and driving a holistic, insight-driven experiences across products-this is the role for you.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES• Work with a multidisciplinary team to deliver beautiful end-to-end user experiences• Partner closely with across geolocations to create a clear cohesive vision for team.• Work within and help evolve design processes that promote collaboration, transparency, and agility• Design to high quality standards, follow processes, and deliver on schedule• Present to a variety of stakeholders

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS• 5+ years' experience of Product design with a minimum of 4 years' experience with online services.• Working knowledge of database technologies and data structures.• 2+ years of experience leading teams and end-to-end product design with multidisciplinary partners• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.• Strong command of all aspects and levels of interaction/UX design from information architecture, to systems and workflows to micro-interactions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS• Excellent communication, presentation and organizational skills.• Have superlative visual design skills, think conceptually about design, present excellent problem solving skills, and exercise the ability to work well in a collaborative team environment.• Understand the array of technical constraints, user goals and business requirements that shape a product.• Demonstrate ability to work confidently with Program Management, Development, Product Planning, Brand, Marketing and Usability.• Proficiency with Figma or Sketch with an understanding of rapid prototyping platforms such as Invision or Principle.• Experience working within and contributing to a structured design system.• Strong organizational skills and an attention to detail.• Additional proficiency and experience in any of the following skills: information visualization, illustration, motion graphics and animation, video, are not a requirement, but a plus!


Portfolio review will be required




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 thereafter.

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.

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