Principal Design Manager at Microsoft

Principal Design Manager Details

March 7, 2019, 1:19 a.m.
Engineering
Individual Contributor
Full-Time
Bellevue, WA
product design team The Cortana product
At Microsoft our mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. The Cortana product design team is creating AI-powered experiences that help people achieve more with less effort. We are designing Cortana via an ongoing conversation with our customers, building a relationship where we work to understand them and earn their trust through transparency and respect. We are looking for a passionate, fearless and focused Principal Designer who can help to lead how we use AI and voice input to create experiences that our customers love. Artificial intelligence is changing everything about the ways we design and build products and experiences. The Cortana design team embraces the uncertainty and variability of non-deterministic systems, approaching the design of Cortana with curiosity and humility. Rather than seeking a singular perfect design solution, we strive to create experiences that adapt gracefully and rapidly to the ever-changing unarticulated needs of

Work with design and engineering teams across Microsoft to create experiences that deliver on our customer promises. Deeply understand and fiercely advocate for the experience throughout all stages of the customer journey. Rationalize and clarify ambiguous problems and design solutions that illustrate and illuminate variable outcomes.
10+ years of product design experience Experience working with AI concepts and design practices Experience with voice-driven product design or conversational interfaces Experience working with hardware/software interactions Insatiable curiosity Deep understanding of design fundamentals and creative process Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and organizational skills Minimum B A/BS degree in Design (e.g. interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), HCI, CS, or a related field. Strong design portfolio of personal and team-based work.
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