Career Opportunities at Microsoft Nigeria


  2020-11-13
  Unspecified

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.

At Microsoft our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Technical Designer – Web Frameworks

Job Number: 933653
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full Time

Description

  • Our team is looking for a technical designer who cares as much about “how” products are built as the “what.”
  • We are focused on designing and building tools that enable developers to create the best experiences possible on our platform
  • The Mixed Reality Toolkit has a growing following for both Unity and Unreal. Web technologies are the next frontier
  • There is no bigger opportunity than empowering an ecosystem of over 20+ million web developers to begin creating experiences for Mixed Reality.
  • Come and join us in delivering the next wave of holographic experiences!

Responsibilities
As a Technical Designer, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Improve the existing Mixed Reality web experience to increase engagement & reduce developer pain (documentation, tutorials, reference).
  • Develop a plan to bring multiple web properties into one, shared system.
  • Contribute high-quality code components and samples to web-based frameworks and toolkits.
  • Partner with industry-leading Engineers, Artists, Producers, and Designers.
  • Think across the organizational seams and boundaries.
  • Work with state-of-the art next generation hardware, sensors, and software.

Qualifications
Required:

  • 5+ years of industry experience.
  • Master of app frameworks such as React and Node.js.
  • Expert with webGL 3D frameworks like Three.js and Babylon.js.
  • Experience designing and delivering projects including consumption of APIs from third parties.
  • Experience with content management systems.
  • Experience designing and building responsive and accessible web experiences that work across devices and scale for a global audience.
  • Ability to understand and contribute to technical documentation.
  • Awareness of current and emerging design and technology trends.
  • Able to solve cross-browser compatibility issues.
  • A fast learner, self-motivated, and focused; with the ability to work independently while bringing together collaborators for feedback and support.
  • Excellent listening skills, with an appreciative and collaborative approach to design, and the ability to gather and respond to feedback from partners within design and develop across disciplines.

Preferred:

  • Experience in back-end development.
  • Familiarity with Game engines (Unity, Unreal) and/or deploying game engine runtimes to web.
  • Additional programming language experience, C# and C++.
  • 3D art pipeline and creation tool experience.
  • GLSL or other shader experience.

Benefits and Perks

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Technical Designer

Job Number: 933659
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

  • Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Design and UX Research team is looking for a customer-focused technical designer with the curiosity, creativity, empathy, and engineering passion to define the spatial future of computing.
  • As a Technical Designer, you will be focused on bringing our core product experience to life through prototypes, iteration, validation, and final production
  • You will work with our interdisciplinary team to turn customer insights into transformative experiences and the design patterns that unify Microsoft’s mixed reality software, hardware, and services
  • You’ll explore and demonstrate the path ahead for Microsoft’s MR products with both quick demos and, later, highly refined MR experiences.
  • In this role, you will combine the technical expertise of a game engineer with the focus of an interaction designer and the rapid approach of a prototyper
  • You will bring your unique perspective to our insights-based process as we seek new ways that technology and our platform can empower people and groups to transform the world
  • You’ll lead by making in our highly collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment, where we test early, test often, and tirelessly push for the best.  You’ll bring your creative and technical expertise to be a bridge between design and engineering, and utilize your hands-on skills to develop the design intent through prototyping and iterative refinement, all the way from concept to completion
  • There is no bigger opportunity than defining the foundation of mixed reality computing, communication, and creativity with our team, and we cannot wait to see what you will bring!

Responsibilities
As a Technical Designer you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with product design, user research, and engineering to create interactive prototypes that explore innovative design concepts, act as reference for customer research, and bring ideas from pre-production to production.
  • Seek inclusive and divergent feedback from peers and leads to iteratively improve product experience
  • Actively bridge design and engineering, advising design teams on engineering constraints and advising engineering teams on design intent and capturing the desired feel of an experience
  • Contribute to broad, shared understanding of experiential and technical factors across all disciplines.
  • Collaborate across disciplines to solve deep experiential and technical problems and drive incredible final experiences
  • Stay on top of the latest insights and design practices across software, web, gaming, and AR/VR industries
  • Be a positive and creative force in the team

Qualifications
Required:

  • 3-5 years of experience as a front-end engineer or creative technologist prototyping UX or building shipping experiences in Unity or an equivalent game engine (web, mobile, PC, gaming, or other)
  • Front-end development skills with a focus on interaction design, animation, performance, or immersive experiences
  • Experience prototyping for MR experiences
  • Degree in computer science, 3D design, interaction or equivalent industry experience
  • Expert-level experience with game engines such as Unity or Unreal
  • Experience with modern app and web UI frameworks
  • Experience building or consuming APIs and familiarity with web and cloud infrastructure
  • A good understanding of interaction and user experience design best practices and workflows.
  • Track record of collaboration
  • Fundamental understanding of Interaction Design, 3D design, technical art, and gampleay
  • Create rapid prototypes to demonstrate the functionality of your design

Preferred:

  • Designed a User Interface in a Virtual or Augmented Reality product that has shipped
  • Motion, 3D design, or technical art skills: you bring a refined aesthetic sense to your experiences
  • Experience transforming raw input from sensors into enjoyable experiences
  • Product design skills: you translate user needs and customer insights into interaction and UD design.

Benefits and Perks

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away.

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