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Microsoft Corporation Principal Product Designer in Bellevue, Washington

The Web Experience Collective (WXC) is a creative community of designers and researchers on a mission to create and deliver holistic customer experiences while imagining the future of the post-search era. Across the new Bing Chat, Bing Search, Windows, apps, and the Edge browser, were creating end-to-end experiences from content, news, sports, gaming, shopping, search, maps and ads. Our diverse team works collaboratively to create products and ideas that empower us to move fast to build seamless and delightful experiences for billions of customers worldwide. Join us!

We are seeking a Principal Product Designer with demonstrated product design experience to help us with the next wave of AI-powered local-based mobile solutions and enhance user experiences in spatial and maps experiences. This role will support design and research for the Maps UX, Geospatial Apps and Cartography design. Were looking for someone with both design skills and team lead skills; visual and interaction design skills, be comfortable with ambiguity involved in inventing v1 experiences.

You will direct the team to concept, prototype, and evangelize new customer experiences powered with AI, as well as help evolve our design system, working across teams to bring design coherence to our framework and create beautiful, inclusive, and accessible experiences that customers love.


  • Inspire and motivate teams to think innovatively, encouraging them to explore new creative avenues when designing and prototyping for generative AI experiences, rapid prototyping, and pioneering first-to-market solutions.

  • Foster an environment that embraces experimentation and pushes the boundaries of what is possible.

  • Lead experience strategy, interaction design, creative direction, and craftsmanship for generative AI products and product features

  • Design and prototype AI experiences that connect with existing products and services

  • Lead a multidisciplinary team, creating clarity, generating energy, and delivering results

  • Drive cross-team collaborations among your team and other designers, researchers, program managers, product planners, and engineers from early product stages to implementation

  • Understand the behaviors, motivations, and needs of our customers to develop relevant and impactful experiences to drive growth and engagement

  • Contribute to strategic product planning via experience roadmaps

  • Demonstrated commitment to meticulous attention to detail and a deep understanding of typography, recognizing the significance of these aspects in delivering exceptional user experiences.

  • Propose creative solutions to complex user experience journeys, drawing on your ability to map end-to-end experiences

  • Identify new opportunities and generate innovative ideas to improve our processes, products, and culture, influencing design direction and research methodologies


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Human Computer Interaction, or related field AND 8+ years' experience working in product or service design

  • OR Master's Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Human Computer Interaction, or related field AND 6+ years experience working in product or service design

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience designing and prototyping for AI and generative experiences

  • Demonstrated sense of interaction design attuned to the fundamentals of user experience, including accessibility and inclusive design

  • Strong visual design skills

  • Communication and presentation skills, with the ability to energize teams and advocate for your ideas

  • Experience designing in Figma

Product Design IC5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $133,600 - $256,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $173,200 - $282,200 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay

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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/v2/global/en/accessibility.html) .