RECRUIT: Microsoft User Experience Recruitment

February 25, 2013
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

Microsoft User Experience Recruitment
Monday, February 25
Room 50

Microsoft will be holding campus interviews (through the NYU Wasserman Career Center) for User Experience design and research positions.  We currently have postings up for both full-time and internship positions.  ITP Alumni Cindy Wong and Anh Ly will talk about what it’s like to come from ITP and then work at Microsoft.  They have opportunities in: Redmond, Beijing, India, and possible San Francisco and NY.

To apply, go to NYU CareerNet on
The job IDs are 883440 (full-time) and 883441 (intern) (application deadline now Feb 26!)
If you’re having problems logging onto CareerNet, you can also send your resume/portfolio to Britt Weston-Ball <>

User Experience

It requires rare skill to transform a software product into an extraordinary user experience. You must bleed design and creativity but feel just as comfortable talking shop with business decision-makers. The few who fit that bill will determine how our customers engage with our technologies around the globe.

Some of our User Experience positions include:
User Experience Researcher
User Experience Designer

Please note by applying to this position you will be considered for all User Experience positions.

User Experience Researcher
Our mission is to think end-to-end about the user experience both broadly and deeply. Giving end users an experience without problems isn’t good enough; we want the experience to be an immersive, pleasurable experience that is appropriate for each and every customer. We need to know our users inside out, by understanding their perceptions, desires, needs, frustrations, environments, and problems related to the Microsoft software, hardware, & services experience and beyond. We need people who have a passion at the prospect of finding creative ways to evangelize the rich research data we have to both internal and external audiences and drive the results of those communications into the final experience.


• Pursuing a B.A./B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, HCI, Human Factors or related field.

• Knowledge of methods for gathering and analyzing UX research data

• The ability to solve complex UI design problems, take action, and drive for results in a multidisciplinary team

• Excellent communication and presentation skills as well as self-confidence.

User Experience Designer
Innovate and improve some of the most popular software products in the world. As a User Experience Designer you’ll be responsible for driving cross-team collaboration with the world’s best user experience researchers, program managers, product planners and developers from the early stages of planning through implementation. You’ll need to think strategically, be creative and negotiate design solutions in relation to business goals. Using your abilities to identify new opportunities and generate innovative ideas, you will influence the design direction and make our already popular product even more successful.


• Pursuing a B.A./B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, HCI, Industrial or Graphic design, or related field

• Ability to apply strategic, business-building approach to User Experience designs while integrating user research and usability evaluation throughout.

• Strong problem solving with balanced interaction and visual design skills

• 1-2 years’ experience work or classroom experience evolving design solutions from hand sketched ideas to interactive Director, HTML or Flash prototypes.

• 1-2 years of practical work experience in JavaScript, Lingo, and ActionScript knowledge preferred

• Excellent communication and presentation skills as well as self-confidence.

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