Senior Technical Designer at Microsoft

Senior Technical Designer Details

April 29, 2019, 3:06 p.m.
Engineering
Individual Contributor
Full-Time
Redmond, WA
Cognition Design team Cognition Design team
The Cognition Design team seeks a Technical Designer to join a platform-focused team that creates design tools, controls and patterns, and sample apps for Mixed Reality (AR and VR). You're a hands-on designer and coder, and have a strong body of work demonstrating your expertise in design for 3D apps, web, games, and/or virtual reality experiences. You are skilled in designing for multimodal inputs as well as the creation and styling of controls and patterns. You are prepared to challenge the boundaries of conventional user interface design to delight users in mixed reality. You have experience in Unity or equivalent game engines. And perhaps most importantly, you are passionate about engaging with designers and developers, online and offline, to create a great user experience for our customers.

Conceptualize, design, and develop innovative, usable, and extensible controls and patterns, tools, and sample apps for mixed reality creators (devs and designers); Rapidly prototype solutions to some of the most pressing design problems; Craft user experience guidance and documentation through various mediums; Communicate and evangelize broadly to help creators bring their vision to life; and, Work collaboratively within the Cognition design team and larger engineering org
BA/BFA in 3D Design, Interaction design or equivalent industry experience. 3 + years Technical Design or Gameplay programmer experience working with Unity or an equivalent commercial game engine to design user interfaces for games, interactive experiences in AR/VR or apps. Fundamental understanding of Interaction Design with the ability to create 2D Controls and Patterns that are extensible into a 3D Mixed Reality world. Design user interface systems that support Multimodal inputs. Create rapid prototypes to demonstrate the functionality of your design. Develop sample apps that enable creation
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