UX Researcher

Redmond, WA
Posted on:
November 11, 2021

The Microsoft Azure UX team is looking for an experienced, motivated, creative, and customer-focused UX researcher to help impact the future of Azure - the world’s computer. You will join a fast-paced, growing, and passionate team. We strive to deliver customer-centric, elegant solutions for complex enterprise scenarios with high business impact. We believe in inclusive and accessible designs and think that work should be challenging and fun. In this role you would work alongside the Azure Command Line Interface (CLI) Tools team to improve the experience of developers using command line tools such as Azure CLI, Azure PowerShell and Terraform to manage Azure, as well as learn from and grow in a vibrant global community of designers and researchers.

Our team is part of a larger design studio at Microsoft called the #CloudDesignStudio. We work to deliver world-class experiences for modern cloud-based applications and services. Our team’s mission is to empower our developer and enterprise customers to achieve more. Join us to apply and grow your expertise in one of the largest growth areas in Microsoft.

The Azure UX team supports our employees in several locations around the country. This job has the option to be located in one of our hubs: Redmond, WA


You have strong research skills and have toolkit of research practices and methods. You know how to deliver meaningful insights for a specific product, and how those insights can apply to other contexts. You are detail-oriented and thorough, but flexible enough to work within time and product constraints. Most importantly, you’re a passionate advocate for our customers throughout the development process and can prove how good user experience leads to business value.

You will be responsible for planning, data collection, analysis and building an action plan based on insights for a component or feature area.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of experience conducting user research with a foundational knowledge of research methods, experimental design, and statistical analysis.
  • Proven record of having measurable impact on products with research activities.
  • Experience and familiarity with a broad range of research methodologies (usability studies, interviews, surveys, card sorting, etc.).
  • A high-quality portfolio review presentation is required to interview for this role. Your presentation should demonstrate your research experience, rationale for methodologies chosen, and communication skills.

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.

Additional Details

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 due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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