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Senior Designer



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Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Senior Designer Dublin Amplify

About Our Organization

In X3, one of Microsoft’s largest design organizations, we believe in the power of a federated community to create and deliver holistic customer experiences and drive business impact at scale. We’re a community that is made up of diverse styles, voices and views reflecting the diversity of our customers, and giving us the empathy to serve their needs. Nurturing and continuously evolving this culture are our shared responsibility, because we create better products together. We believe designing in the open empowers us all to move fast and build experiences without seams.

About Our Team

Do you thrive in the space of complex design problems and diverse users? Are you able to focus on the minute details to the big picture? Do you put human needs at the center of your design thinking? Do you like solving tough technical problems through collaboration and excellent visual design skills? The Microsoft 365 Admin Design Team is a team of multidisciplinary designers working to make technology that enables IT admins to evolve their workplaces. We’re at the forefront of making the next generation of management software for businesses across the world.


Product Design

  • Product vision and craft excellence: You have a high level of expertise in all levels of design, and understand when to use different artifacts (flow diagrams, mock ups, prototypes etc) to help communicate your vision or final product designs. You have experience in systems thinking, information architecture and visual skills to maintain a high-quality bar across all steps of the design process and lead by example.
  • Product alignment and prioritization: You influence product and business strategy for complex products by balancing user insights and business goals. You break down complex problems and product needs into high quality designs and deliver them on time. You work alongside Product Management and Engineering leadership to drive alignment on long term product strategy.
  • Lead design in cross-team partnerships: You lead complex conversations across products and organizations to advocate for design excellence, shared patterns, and design components, leveraging work of others across the company and connecting the right partners for the right design problems.


  • Design team: You encourage and drive collaboration across the design team, encouraging consistent critique and growth mindset. You’re comfortable mentoring and helping other designers.
  • Product team: You lead conversations that advocate for the needs of our user. You can navigate conflicting priorities and feedback, driving consensus and alignment across multiple teams. You can look horizontally across all product areas and identify opportunities to make connections and leverage the work of others.
  • Senior leadership: You’re engaged in conversations with senior leadership about the status and strategy of your product areas. You communicate clearly and concisely, and are able to adjust your content and style for different audiences. You don’t shy away from tough conversations, and are always honest and transparent.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Human Computer Interaction, or related field AND several years experience working in product or service design
  • OR Master's Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Human Computer Interaction, or related field AND several years experience working in product or service design
  • OR equivalent experience (e.g., experience using design thinking to solve problems).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to make compelling and clear design presentations for varied audiences
  • Strong organizational skills and an attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly produce elegant and easily understood diagrams, wireframes, and other artifacts
  • Ability to think conceptually about design and information architecture

Additional Or Preferred Qualifications

  • Several years experience shipping games or products and/or delivering to customers as a result of an end-to-end design process.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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