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Full time
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Design Developer
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Microsoft Corporation | Redmond, WA
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Job Description

Office 365 is a rapidly growing service that works across browsers & apps on desktops and mobile devices. It is used by 100s of millions of professionals & students to create, communicate, & collaborate in their daily lives. Come join us to help re-imagine the future of Microsoft's premium professional service & propel the modern Office into the future.   We are looking for a talented DESIGN INTEGRATOR who understands web technologies & app platforms (Windows, iOS and Android). You are passionate about design and comfortable in the Adobe Creative Suite. You will be responsible for taking our platform to the future, while being pragmatic about implementation. You are equally passionate about design and the technology behind implementing design. You will be a member of the design team and will work closely with engineering teams to create prototypes and reference code.

As Design Integrator / Prototyper, you are a results-oriented collaborator who is a nimble developer with keen design sensibilities. You have experience interpreting designs into fully functional interactive experiences, effectively partnering with design, development and test team members to shepherd end-to-end experiences from concepts to ship. You work in and with new technologies, and can quickly and smoothly learn to use new tools. You must "get" designers and have a clear understanding of the design process and demonstrate an ability to merge that knowledge with established development processes. You have deep knowledge of the natural user interface (NUI) paradigms and have demonstrable experience in crafting experiences with multiple input modalities.   If you are intrigued by these challenges and you want to be part of a team that is working to transform the next generation of business and personal softwares - this position is for you.  

Responsibilities include:

* Presentation layer UI prototyping and development synthesizing visual, motion, input and interaction design across a diverse and rapidly evolving technology ecosystem
* Contribute technical expertise throughout all stages of product design and development, conceptual design, visual design language and motion personality, input language, UI platform and tools maturity, prototyping and production
* Ownership of quality standards, process, schedule, costing, resources, training, and deliverables
* Offer alternatives when technology constraints require design compromises
* Help develop and refine UI pattern libraries and interaction guidelines
* Utilization of responsive design and emerging coding and design practices
* Bring a multi-disciplinary point of view of product design to the conversation  

Minimum Qualifications  

* Bachelors or Masters in visual design, interaction design, web design, or computer science with a strong emphasis on design or similar experience  
* 2+ years of work experience on web or device UIs
* Good understanding of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and the ability to prototype web designs is a plus
* Experience with server side technologies such as Node.JS or .Net is a plus
* Exposure to REST/SOAP APIs and understanding of asynchronous programming
* Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
* Online portfolio (public github or similar is a plus)   Desired Skills
* Ability to create and assess design solutions based on user goals and key scenarios
* Problem solving, creative, and communication skills
* Demonstrated ability to work effectively cross functionally with other teams (Engineering, Research, Program Management & Marketing)
* Strong collaboration influencing skills, proven ability to lead and inspire
* An ability to work through ambiguity and multiple priorities
* Have a passion for quality, innovation, and world-class design
* Experience with multiple devices and platforms (e.g. cross browser, tablet, smart phone)
* Experience building responsive designs  

Some things we offer you  

* Highly talented and motivated colleagues
* A great & growing design culture
* A dynamic workplace with great opportunities for growth - Fast paced, flexible work environment  

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 race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a range of software products for computing devices. The Company's software products include operating systems for servers, personal computers and intelligent devices, server applications for distributed computing environments, information worker productivity applications, business solution applications, high-performance computing applications and software development tools and video games. It provides consulting and product support services, and trains and certifies computer system integrators and developers. Microsoft Corporation sells the Xbox 360 video game console and games, the Zune digital music and entertainment device, PC games, and peripherals. The Company has five segments: Client, Server and Tools, the Online Services Business, the Microsoft Business Division, and the Entertainment and Devices Division.In June 2008, the Company acquired Navic Networks. In September 2008, it acquired DATAllegro Inc.