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Job Category: Research

Location: Bellevue, WA, US

Job ID: 817656-98077

Division: Online Services Division

Online Advertising is one of the fastest growing businesses on the Internet today, with $40 billion of a $600 billion advertising market already online. Microsoft is innovating rapidly to grow its share of this market by providing the advertising industry with a world-class online advertising platform and service. The Microsoft Ads Research & Development team is one of the most strategic and growing teams at Microsoft.

As part of a software company with powerful innovations and part media company with global properties, at Microsoft Ads we bring both our technical and creative side to the table. Through incisive analytics, we know who cares - both when and where. We understand how to get in front of the right people at the strongest point of influence. Above all, we love data and excel at interpreting it for our partners. Collecting valuable information from every campaign and mining it for insights

The Microsoft Display Advertising UX team is redefining the way we think of and deliver Ad Solutions for our customers, partners and tools. What will the next generation of Microsoft Ad experiences look like? How can we improve the way users perceive and interact with online and device advertising? Come help us figure it out!

Our team envisions and creates innovative Advertising paradigms and solutions based on research and for Microsoft properties and partners such as Windows, Bing, Xbox, Skype, Yahoo!, MSN and others. We don’t do banner ads!

We are looking for a solid designers who is able to design, prototype and create engaging and useful design solutions which users and customers will love.

As a UX Designer on this team---you should be very hands on, and play many roles. You must have a passion for design and delivering world class solutions. We’re looking for designer who are eager and willing to work in a fast paced environment and who are looking to be part of a fun, successful driven UX organization.

Skills & Requirements:
3+ years of product design experience.

Extremely strong visual sensibilities, ability to use visual thinking, storyboards, sketching, and communication design to create breakthrough interaction design.

Deep understanding of fundamental visual design disciplines (typography, iconography, composition, color, composition, layout, etc.)

Meticulous sense of detail and ability to seek out simple solutions to complex design challenges.

Always approach a project from multiple angles, with a creative-out of the box design approach who can deliver on a variety of solutions.

Excellent communication, presentation and organizational skills

Strong organizational skills and an attention to details.

Good working knowledge of the tools of the trade. PSD, FW, ILL, InDesign etc.

Experience designing for Metro, Xbox, and or business tools highly desired but not required

Ability to build prototypes with HTML, CSS, HTML5 CSS3 highly desired.

A minimum of a BA/BS degree in Graphic Design, Communication Design, Interface Design, Interaction Design, or equivalent experience

  • Portfolio review required
Microsoft is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the work place.

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