Xbox is one of the world’s most valuable brands and enjoys millions of players and passionate fans. An important part of our plan is to grow our global player base and our multi-billion dollar a year Xbox console and accessories business. At Xbox, we believe Gamer Happiness is at the core to our mission of empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.
As part of XPS (Xbox Products Services), Xbox Research & Design is a leader in gaming and entertainment experiences for customers worldwide. We design for gamers of all types across Console, PC, Web, Mobile, and beyond. Most importantly, we design for fun.
We are looking for a UX Designer to join our Developer Ecosystem design team. We're comprised of designers, program managers, researchers and developers focused on building the next generation of gaming experiences through our design system. These experiences express profoundly user-focused design and exude quality and craftsmanship. To be truly customer focused, we expect this designer to have a passion for systems thinking, inclusive design that aims to meet our customers wherever they are.
Together with our larger team of designers and UX engineers, you will help usstrategizeabout our product,articulatemeaningful customer experiences andcraftartifacts that delight and engage our users. You are a starter and a finisher – someone who can inspire with concepts and can shepherd a design to ship. Above all, you have craft, whether through pixels or code, you can bring an experience to life that communicates and demonstrates the product. We are a design team with great passion for gaming and for gamers – join us and help shape the future of Gaming at Microsoft. Responsibilities
  • Design foundational gaming UI components for our product experience teams
  • Ship designs to software engineering teams on time and at high quality
  • Create scenarios, flows, information architecture diagrams, wireframes, prototypes, UI pattern libraries, interaction guidelines and other artifacts to evolve the user experience
  • Work with fellow Designers, Researchers, Program Managers, and Developers to solve problems and enhance the overall user experience across our ecosystem
  • Participate in brainstorming and work sessions
  • Demonstrate design concepts and strategy through prototyping
  • Build consensus around design direction
  • Understanding of interaction design principles and process (conceptual modeling, heuristics, patterns, usability, etc.)
  • Understanding of visual design principles and process (typography, iconography, composition, color, layout, etc.)
  • Ability to quickly produce elegant and easily understood diagrams, wireframes, prototypes, interaction guidelines, and other related artifacts
  • Understanding of a variety of design, project management, and development processes and methodologies including agile development
  • Demonstrable ability to work confidently with Program Management, Development, Product Planning, Brand, Marketing, and User Research
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Expertise with Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, Abstract, and related tools
  • Experience with prototyping tools (Invision, Flinto, Framer, Processing, Unity, etc.)
  • A minimum of a BA/BS degree in Graphic Design, Communication Design, Interface Design, Human-Computer-Interaction, or equivalent experience

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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