UX Manager at Microsoft/Emerging Technology team V1 project

29 Jun 2006 - 10:05am
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Mark Alkhazov
2005

Redmond Washington, Fulltime, Perm ( Full relocation and benefits)
contact me directly to apply or for questions.

Are you interested in helping Microsoft deliver an end to end innovative
experience with both software and hardware? Are you interested in
driving research and design that will define how people interact with
and relate to this new product? We're looking for a User Experience
Manager to guide the design, research, and user documentation work on a
groundbreaking product. You will work as a core member of the leadership
team to create a great user experience through design and research. The
primary responsibilities will be:
Leading a user experience team with a vision to create innovate software
and hardware product experiences that meet business, project, and design
goals.
Leading the development of process and strategies that enhance the user
experience team's contribution to the business, company, and industry.
Managing and leading a team of industrial designers, interaction
designers, user researchers, and user assistance experts
Identifying and managing consultant resources to augment employee
contributions.
Representing Microsoft's consumer businesses and vision for press and
customers.

Qualifications include:
Strong ability to manage a variety of user experience functions to
address innovative new technologies for a combination of hardware and
software.
Sensitivity to the physical, cognitive, emotional, environmental,
social, and cultural needs of the people who use consumer products.
Ability to work cross-discipline with software and hardware engineering
functions and marketing functions.
Ability to effectively negotiate conflict and persuade others on the
merits of a design or other user experience solution.
Ability to adapt leadership style to changes in business, product,
organization, or individual needs.
Ability to assess, prioritize and make trade-offs against business,
technical, and user constraints.
Ability to prioritize between investments in new opportunities vs.
sustaining work.
Ability to initiate strategic planning activities that lead to the
adoption of enhanced processes, new products, or changes in staffing
strategy.
Experience designing software user interface solutions for Microsoft
Windows and related software products preferred.
Experience with user interface prototyping tools like Director,
PhotoShop, Illustrator, and related applications. Experience with print
and web design is a plus.
A BA/BS or greater degree in Interaction Design, Industrial Design,
Psychology, Human Factors, or equivalent is required. MA/MS or greater
is preferred
A minimum of 5 years experience designing high-quality products for
high-volume, global markets within a team environment.
A minimum of 5 years experience leading and managing teams of designers,
researchers, or equivalent user experience functions.
A user experience portfolio showing:
Strong creative and problem solving skills.
Examples of design direction, creative process, research strategy, or
equivalent user experience accomplishment.
A presentation of work coming from the teams that the candidate managed,
directed, and led.

Mark Alkhazov
Staffing Lead CPXG / desk 425.706.3476/ fax 425.936.7329

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