Senior Product Designer (Teams)


United States

Product Design

Job description


We're looking for a talented Senior Product Designer to join us to help define and design compelling experiences that empower people to achieve more together. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the direction of the core framework and extensible experiences for Microsoft Teams, the chat-based collaboration app that is changing how people work together.


Our design team is a highly collaborative group of user researchers, engineers, and product 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, experienced product designer that can conceptualize the big picture as well as drive detailed design development for collaboration and communications user experiences. You will work directly with other teams inside of Microsoft to drive shared experiences inside and outside of the Teams app, as well as improve the general craftsmanship of the product in a tactical way across mobile and desktop.


 Join us!


This team supports our employees in all locations around the country. This job has the option to be remote or located in one of our hubs.


  • Work cross-functionally to implement high-quality, well-crafted, design-led initiatives.

  • Mentor early-in-career team members and provide feedback on the design thinking, as well as ways to frame the proglem space to illicit provocative discussions and paths forward.

  • Set appropriate context for a given problem space, whether it is critical data on the competitive landscape, user quotes, market opportunities or pressures; articulate what success means before addressing potential solutions.

  • Align with stakeholders at every phase of the project; communicate and set cadence with critical stakeholders, while simultaneously ensuring that the team is efficient/not overloaded.

  • Work with Engineering on successful design implementation and perform QAs to help them ensure delivery of design POR; demonstrate ability to challenge limitations, negotiate with Engineering, adjust schedules, find alternatives, and make cases for designs to be implemented in a certain way.

  • Generate and lead ideation solutions for complex design problems (e.g. involving many constraints, needing workarounds, requiring holistic view of interconnected systems); utilize a variety of perspectives when ideating (e.g. experience, technology, user research, business); synthesize complex ideation solutions to concise articulation of user wants and subsequent solutions.

  • Advocate for your design solutions by putting the audience in context of business and user goals.


  • An up-to-date portfolio and/or work samples are required for this role. Please include a link/attachments upon applying.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Human Computer Interaction, or related field AND 5+ years experience working in product or service design

    • OR Master's Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Human Computer Interaction, or related field AND 4+ years experience working in product or service design

    • OR equivalent experience (e.g., experience using design thinking to solve problems)

  • Proven track record of innovative thinking, a history of using design to drive new ideas, and the ability to influence others to make the right design decisions.

  • Ability to articulate your thinking using a variety of mediums from design mocks and interaction flows to detailed prototypes and specifications (with an emphasis on customer value).

  • Self-directed and organized; motivated to get the details right.

  • Experience working directly with users, running studies, or collaborating with a researcher.

  • Software design experience

  • Graphic/visual design experience

  • Proficient in Figma

Additional/Advantageous Qualifications

  • Ability to prototype

  • History of working with engineers to implement and test solutions

  • Ability to breakdown a design vision into a phased plan to implement

  • Experience working with and presenting to executives/senior stakeholders

  • Experience designing cross-platform

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.