Senior Industrial Designer, Microsoft Devices Group in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior Industrial Designer
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

XBOX Industrial Design
Devices Group, Microsoft

Overview :
The Xbox Industrial Design studio is building a world class in house team. We love gaming. We live for building transformative gaming experiences that resonate with consumers. We are looking for passionate designers who want to help us create disruptive hardware for Microsoft.

Primary Responsibilities:
This is a design leadership position within the Xbox industrial design studio. You will be joining a team that drives vision and product development for Xbox hardware programs. The right candidate will be a "hands on" individual contributor that will bring thought leadership, inspirational creative output, and passion to the Xbox entertainment space. In essence, this position requires nothing less than a "super creator".

As a senior industrial designer you will help set the pace for design within the studio, collaborate with design team and lift up junior designers to be better creators through your example, and bring inventive ideas which will have large impact across the Xbox Entertainment Business.

We expect a spontaneous and innovative creative process that takes advantage of consumer insight harvesting, inspiration way-finding, 3d sketching, prototyping, thoughtful consideration of business needs, and understanding of technical considerations. Above all the candidate should have a portfolio that demonstrates the ability to design soulful product experiences that delight consumers.

Requirements :
- Minimum of 7 years of experience in product design
- Minimum of 5 years of industrial design experience working for a top tier design team or organization required.
- All-star designer in storytelling, form giving, sketching, 3d modeling, color, material and finish.
- Proven track record delivering award winning designs.
- Exemplary communication and presentation skills.
- Intrinsic passion for seamless hardware/software experiences.
- Ability to collaborate with design, development, and executive management teams.

- Proficiency in creative tools such as Adobe CS5, Keyshot.
- Proficient in 3D applications (Alias, Rhino, Solidworks, or Pro/E).
- Education requirements include BA/BS or Master's Degree in industrial design.
- Willing to travel overseas 10-15 percent.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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