Senior Design Manager
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2d ago

Are you a UX leader and designer who loves to learn, solve challenges, and dream up breakthrough ideas? You've worked on multiple similar projects already, and you're looking for a new adventure.

You’re a tireless advocate for the customer enthusiastic about building and iterating on designs to discover what works best and applying your knowledge to create incredible software products.

You're passionate about your interests, and you want to work on projects that will change the world for the better.

You understand how to bring a team together to solve difficult product and customer problems, fixing what's not quite right and smoothing the customer’s journey through the product.

You find ways to reduce the number of screens, remove the extraneous, drive users to the next screen or next step, and shorten the path to Wow!

You’ll work in a focused team collaborating with fellow design leads, content designers, interaction designers, visual and motion designers, qualitative researchers, data scientists, and producers.

Bouncing ideas around, formulating plans, and charting the path forward is your jam as much as any solo design time.

You're fluent at communicating with product managers and developers as well as influencing your team and studio to simplify, integrate, and co-create successful customer experiences that work together.

And you’re comfortable influencing others around how we all want the same thing, what that thing is, and why you think the team has landed a solution that will help make Dynamics 365 a suite of business apps that customers will love.

The Senior Design Manager role, in the D365 Dynamic Sales Studio, will have responsibilities for managing a small team of designers, contributing to the vision and delivering the User Experience designs for our customers.

If this matches your profile, we are looking for a Senior UX Designer for D365 for Sales that is part of Microsoft’s Cloud + AI Design Studios.

The company and team :

At Microsoft, we have a clear mission and bold ambitions : Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more through our technology and innovation.

To make that a reality, our Dynamics 365 team is charged with crafting solutions that help customers transform their companies whether they want to empower employees, engage customers, optimize their operations, or change the very nature of their product or business model.

Our vision as a Design Studio is to design experiences customers love. Work as a unified team. Deliver success. Become even better every day.

Cloud + AI Design Studios ships business apps that meet the same usability, performance, and design standards as the very best consumer apps : The Azure cloud platform, Power BI, PowerApps, Flow, and many more.

And as designers, our goal is to bring humanity and simplicity to every product we design. Dynamics 365 is our newest endeavor.

We're growing, and we'd love for you to be a part of our story! Come join a positive and collaborative team where everyone is encouraged to bring their authentic selves and work at the forefront of Microsoft’s product portfolio.


  • Create and present design solutions and strategies that bring the user story to life for a wide audience
  • Sets criteria across the project to prioritize and scope objectives in order to meet quality expectations.
  • Ensure the layout, composition, and information architecture for products and product features to ensure that underlying functionality is exposed in a clear and consistent manner
  • Collaborate with PM, Dev, and Quality Leads across-teams to deliver high quality products
  • Integrate and provide feedback to other design disciplines on the team
  • Deliver interactions and flows that embrace or extend existing Dynamics design patterns
  • Identify and articulate new design patterns suitable across multiple products
  • Document design decisions for consumption by the broader design studio team, as well as key partner teams
  • Work closely and iteratively with developers to ensure design accuracy and consistency
  • Highlight unaddressed issues within his or her team and resolves, escalates, or finds the appropriate owner to ensure the highest level of quality.
  • Oversee timelines and deliverables, guide production, and communicate evolving project goals
  • Attract, retain, and develop top talent to build a diverse team.
  • Inspire, lead by doing and manage designers to ensure exceptional design deliverables.
  • Provide guidance, oversight, and mentorship to the team and create and inclusive environment where everyone can do their best work and grow.
  • Qualifications

  • Passion for invention, human computer interaction, and seamless user experiences
  • Confident presenting and promoting design solutions
  • Customer research driven
  • A history of designing delightful interactive experiences built on new or emerging technology
  • Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team of designers, PMs and developers
  • Self-motivated and comfortable with the ambiguities
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively
  • 8+ years as a professional Visual Designer, Interaction Designer or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of lead and / or management related experience required.
  • Knowledge of user-centered design approaches and interaction design best practices
  • Strong brainstorming skills, from participation to leadership
  • The ability to reduce complex concepts to understandable, actionable tasks
  • A strong interest in design and technology and trends, with an eye toward the future
  • Effective storytelling skills to generate empathy and craft a vision for the futurE
  • Excellent eyes towards details and great visual skills
  • Bonus :

  • Experience producing functional prototypes, motion studies, and interface models
  • Experience designing for a CRM product, Sales solutions or enterprise products
  • Location : India


    Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and / or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings : Microsoft Cloud Background Check : This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire / transfer and every two years thereafter.

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