Design is a driving force in radically transforming any experience. Are you looking for a challenge that encompasses a broad set of design requirements and the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative and passionate environment? Microsoft Enterprise Services (ES) is seeking a talented User Experience (UX) Consultant with strong interaction and visual design skills with the proven ability to conceive and articulate design solutions by mapping a customer’s business problem to an extensible and usable information architecture. As a UX Consultant you will be creative, open-minded, and have strong communication skills. You will work closely with customers, partners, and other Microsoft teams to drive success. You must be responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open and collaborative peer environment.Responsibilities
This position will primarily cover EMEA. This role involves a strong focus on pre-sales activities as well as project-level UX design oversight. This role requires the ability to engage in effective dialog with senior-level business and technology decision makers, a focus on the development of customer business agility and business value, and deep experience with User Experience design.Qualifications
Significant multi-project experience as a UX/Interaction Designer in a product, web, mobile, agency, or large enterprise company.
Significant multi-project experience facilitating design thinking processes and user research techniques.
Demonstrated ability to strategically solve complex design problems.
Proven experience estimating, scoping, and writing effective statements of work that clearly set customer expectations.
Strong presentation and communication skills.
Ability to lead customer workshops to gather requirements and feedback on deliverables.
Desired Design Skills:
Proven Figma, Sketch, Principle, Adobe Design Suite, and other design software in Mac and PC environments. Experience prototyping interactions.
Experience with design project oversight through the entire project lifecycle - including managing multi-phase/multi-dimensional/multi-resource projects to conclusion while maintaining high customer satisfaction.
Ability to design user interfaces within technical constraints while leveraging and maximizing technical features
Experience with all stages of product development - concept, wireframes, design iterations, production, and QA.
Cross-platform experience - desktop, tablet and mobile. A strong portfolio is critical for this role, both in terms of demonstrating your experience and as an example of your ability to create a compelling design presentation.
Work samples that show both strong interaction and visual design proficiency.
Your portfolio should highlight your experience in UX and interaction design, particularly where simplicity and ease of use were a major concern. We would like to see a diversity of projects and a solid collection of outcomes and deliverables (flows, mockups, and prototypes), with demonstrations of the design and thought process behind each project.
Travel is an integral part of this position as are elevated levels of recognition and visibility. Travel can be as high as 75% as is demanded by the needs of our customers and our business.
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