Principal Design Manager (Teams)

Microsoft (Bangalore, KA, India) 18 days ago

We're looking for a talented design leader to drive some our core collaboration experiences for Microsoft Teams. You'll have the opportunity to shape the direction of Teams, an explosively growing chat and video-conferencing collaboration app that is changing the way people work together.

Our design team is a highly collaborative group of user researchers and product and visual designers. We value creativity, open idea sharing, and having fun while we work. Most of all, we’re motivated by our millions of users. We want them to love our products.

We are looking for a well-rounded UX design leader that can conceptualize the big picture as well as drive detailed design development for collaboration and communications user experiences. You should have a proven record of strong team leadership, innovative thinking, a history of using design to drive new ideas and the ability to help your team to make the right design decisions. You should revel in powering the growth and success of your team and have a passion for developing the careers of the people on your team.

Candidates will work with other designers, PM leadership and Engineering leadership to create forward thinking design strategy, user scenario driven features, and meet business goals. At the core of this job candidates will identify user centered design patterns, establish scenarios, place designs into user context and create interactions that align to those requirements. Candidates must be able to articulate their thinking using a variety of mediums from information diagrams, wireframe flows to detailed prototypes. You will need to show attention to detail and passion in the work you produce. A solid understanding of graphic/visual design is advantageous.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Lead a group of designers in delivering world-class interaction designs from initial concept through to shipping.
  • Guide and facilitate strategic design direction for multiple feature areas on Teams.
  • Help solve complex design problems in simple and intuitive ways, blending together brand personality, visual, motion and sound to create delightful experiences.
  • Represent Microsoft Teams design and connect our product and features to other teams throughout Microsoft.
  • Work closely and constructively with program management leadership and engineering leadership to ensure overall business strategy is on track and smooth delivery of designs.
  • Advocate for design in context of business and user goals.

Benefits and Perks

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away
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