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Senior UX Engineer

Xbox is one of the world’s most valuable brands and enjoys millions of players and passionate fans. An important part of our plan is to grow our global player base and our multi-billion dollar a year Xbox console and accessories business. At Xbox, we believe Gamer Happiness is at the core to our mission of empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.

Xbox Research & Design is a leader in gaming and entertainment experiences for customers worldwide. We design for gamers of all types across Console, PC, Web, Mobile, and beyond. Most importantly, we design for fun.

We are looking for a Senior UX Engineer to bring their unique blend of user experience passion, engineering discipline, and creative design thinking to our team. If you are that rare person who straddles engineering and design, we are looking for you.

Together with our team of Engineers, Designers, and Researchers you will help craft component pieces of a design system to delight and engage our users, while accelerating the design and development pipeline. We are a team with great passion for gaming and for gamers – join us and help shape the future of gaming at Microsoft.


  • Help develop best practices and engineer front-end ReactJS UX implementation of a control library with multiple design and engineering product teams
  • Inform code and design architecture at any level of the tech stack where decisions affect user experience
  • Deliver fit and finish development in our control library
  • Collaborate with design and engineering to ensure that interaction, visual, motion, and accessibility designs are implemented according to design intent
  • Help define processes and best practices for building maintainable code libraries that receive constant iteration

Success factors

  • Positive working relationships with Design, Engineering, and Program Management: UX Engineers work closely with partner teams to deliver components critical to product success in a timely fashion. Managing realistic expectations will be key in making sure our controls ship on time with a high quality bar.
  • Design DNA + engineering thinking: The best UX Engineers have that rare blend of design sensibility and process as well as a capability to get under the hood of how a software experience really works. That means expert knowledge of front-end development as well as the ability to understand the building blocks that make up a piece of UI which ships across languages and form factors.
  • A passion for pixels: UX Engineers are passionate about making hand-crafted quality UI at scale. You must be a strong collaborator who can filter the right input from others and deliver solutions independently. You understand that solutions to a tough problem will require trade-offs.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills: UX Engineers translate developer-speak to designers and designer-speak to developers. UX is at the intersection of many disciplines and teams so UX Engineers need to be able to work well with them all to get the job done right.
  • Be a problem solver: UX Engineers aren’t satisfied with the status quo and are constantly striving towards a better solution, adapting quickly while learning new technical solutions.
  • Ability to create and apply an iterative approach towards a long-term north star goal and vision.


  • 5+ years of experience building high quality user experiences end-to-end (large-scale consumer products preferred)
  • Ability to implement accessibility interactions
  • 3+ years of React JS UI development experience
  • Impecable attention to detail
  • Strategic thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and influence skills
  • Portfolio review of UI Development work required

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Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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