Senior Design Researcher at Microsoft

Senior Design Researcher Details

Nov. 14, 2018, 12:12 a.m.
Individual Contributor
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 Senior Design Researcher who can partner with our designers and deeply impact 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

Insatiable curiosity Agile and creative, thriving in a fast-paced environment Deep understanding of the industry, with a good perspective on new opportunities Minimum BA/BS degree in Human Computer Interaction, Psychology, or Social Science related fields Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and organizational skills
7+ years' experience working as a UX researcher Experience with a wide range of research methodologies, qual and quant Strong track record of integrating secondary and primary research Experience employing User-Centered Design methodologies, including need finding interviews, heuristic analyses, design evaluations, survey design and iterative design cycles Experience leading ethnographic and longitudinal research projects Understanding of voice interactions and impact of AI and intelligent services Experience with voice agents, conversational UI and AI services
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