Principal Product Designer,

Remote Redmond, WA

Are you ready to take Office—a product used by hundreds of millions of people every single day, and one of the most well-known and beloved brands in the world—to the next level? We’re on a mission to help our customers get their best work done by providing new, innovative, and best-in-class productivity experiences across platforms.   

The team is looking for a Principal UX Designer who can make far-reaching decisions, construct design solutions, and inspire the team in defining end-to-end experiences. The ideal candidate is an end-user advocate who can translate user needs and goals into both creative and pragmatic design solutions. You are experienced in the application of design philosophies and visual design best practices and drive consensus on project goal through design thought leadership. Qualified candidates must demonstrate the ability to execute and lead design work at the highest quality, within time and technical constraints, amid competing priorities, and ambiguous situations. 

In this role, you have an exceptional opportunity to reach hundreds of millions of people with your innovative and creative work. You will be responsible for deep customer understanding through users’ needs, emotions, and behaviors to gather insights that inform our experience design strategy. You will work closely with research, PM, and developers, as well as other design teams and app partners to meticulously execute ideas into production.  



  • Drive design solutions for within the product and across related products and platforms  
  • Work closely with engineering, PM, research, and marketing counterparts to influence and build experiences that delight users and drive engagement  
  • Contribute to defining the overall product strategy, priorities, and roadmap  
  • Deliver world-class interaction designs from initial concept through finished product 
  • Promote a customer-driven, positive work environment and culture  
  • Represent the team in product and executive reviews  
  • Have the ability to travel for work occasionally 



Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Experience 

  • 8+ years of industry experience in UX or product design 
  • Experience educating, partnering with, building with, and influencing product teams  
  • Experience in inclusive design and accessibility  
  • Excellent writing skills, with ability to convey story at executive level  
  • Customer first mindset, leading with empathy  
  • Background shows evidence of leveraging user research data and insights to drive decisions and measure success  
  • Experience in maintaining a high design quality bar and leading multidisciplinary teams to achievement 
  • Growth mindset with a desire to continuously learn  
  • Demonstrated desire to help drive a diverse and inclusive culture  
  • Experience in presenting ideas to various levels in the org—team, colleagues, management, and executives  
  • Strong sense of accountability  
  • Highly collaborative  
  • BS/BA in one of the many product design fields; and/or industry experience and accomplishments  
  • Proficiency in a variety of design tools, such as Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch 

Preferred Experience  

  • Designing user experiences for enterprise software/services  
  • Passion for building highly scalable solutions and services 
  • Iterative development and engineering processes  
  • Comfort with ambiguity  
  • Creating and applying established design principles and interaction patterns 
  • Aligning or influencing design thinking with teams working in other geographies  





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.


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