job opening: user experience manager in the Macintosh Business Unit

My team, the User Experience team in the Macintosh Business Unit, is looking for a User Experience Manager. The UX manager oversees UX research (including me!), UX design, and user assistance for all applications (present and future) in the Macintosh Business Unit.

There's a whole job description here, and you can read that to hear what my senior management thinks about this position. From my position as a researcher on the team, what particularly resonates with me as a need for this position is someone who can develop and direct a research strategy across a variety of methods. I want a manager to help me extend the breadth and depth of my research here in MacBU, so that I can deliver research that is even more meaningful and impactful.

We're looking for someone with at least 10 years of experience in software UX, managing design and research as well as managing people. Since the MacBU is split between Redmond, Mountain View, and Beijing, you should expect occasional travel.

If you want to learn more about the position, feel free to contact me. You can also apply for the position (in case that link breaks somehow, you can search Microsoft Careers for job ID is 708677).

We have other positions open on the team as well, but none of them are as near-and-dear to my heart as this one. You can search on Microsoft Careers, select "Mac Office" in the "product" drop-down list. Currently, we're also looking for developers (SDE, Software Development Engineer), testers (SDET, Software Developer in Test), and an architect.

Joining us now means that you'll help us wrap up the next version of Office:Mac, and you'll get in just as we're starting to kick off our work for the following version too. It's a great time to join the team and be able to make your mark on software that's used by millions of Mac users worldwide.