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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 of:

Job Title: Technical Designer – MR Design and UX Research

Job Number: 1009579
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Travel: 0-25 %
Role Type: Individual Contributor
Profession: Engineering
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

  • At Microsoft, we have bold ambitions: Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. To accomplish this, the Mixed Reality Design and UX Research team is looking for divergent thinkers and makers who explore and learn by making, obsess over every degree, pixel, word, and sound wave, and bring their curiosity and passion to re-imaging the relationship between people and technology.  In 2015, we launched HoloLens, the world’s first spatial computing device and platform, with the mission of empowering people to transform their world.  In 2020, we continue that journey with the core belief that mixed reality can bring people closer and help them go further.
  • Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Design and UX Research team is looking for a customer-focused technical designer with creative and technical expertise in 3D design, prototyping, and coding, and the curiosity, creativity, empathy, and engineering passion to define the spatial future of computing.  This role requires expertise with the Unreal engine.
  • As a Technical Designer, you will be focused on bringing our core product experience to life through prototypes, iteration, validation, and final production.  Using Unreal, 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.
  • Take the best of those prototypes to final coding, and help release as Unreal-based open-source components, samples, and mixed-reality apps
  • 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. Seek inclusive and divergent feedback from peers and leads to iteratively improve product 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, creative, and technical leader on the team.

Qualifications
Required:

  • 3-5 years of experience as a front-end Unreal engineer or creative technologist prototyping UX or building shipping experiences in Unreal, and equivalent game engines (Unity, web, mobile, etc)
  • Degree in computer science, 3D design, interaction or equivalent industry experience
  • Front-end development skills with a focus on interaction design, animation, performance, or immersive experiences
  • Experience prototyping for MR experiences
  • Expert-level experience with the Unreal game engine; experience with other 3D engines
  • Working knowledge of 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. Able to add value in design-thinking discussions.
  • Track-record of evangelism and helping others (published guidance/documentation, social-media, hackathons, presentations)
  • Fundamental understanding of Interaction Design, 3D design, technical art, and gamplay
  • Create rapid prototypes to demonstrate the functionality of your design

Preferred:

  • Expertise with Mixed Reality Toolkit (MRTK)
  • Connecting Cloud Services (Azure, AWS) – leveraging the power of the Cloud through service integration (PlayFab, Xbox Live services)
  • Designed a service for an experience-based product that has shipped
  • Storyteller – proficient in storyboarding to showcase the end-to-end user experience
  • 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.

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

Job Title: Multi-Country Cluster Country HR Leader

Job Number: 1008077
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Travel: 0-25 %
Role Type: People Manager
Profession: Human Resources
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

  • The Multi Country Cluster Country HR Leader creates value by driving the people agenda with business leaders and, as the hub between the business and COEs, bringing the full capability of Microsoft HR to bear in achieving talent, organization and business outcomes.
  • The Country HR lead is a business leader, whose specialization is HR, they envision not only what will or may happen but translate this future state into present talent and organizational choices.  You will create clarity, generate energy and deliver success, and ensure Microsoft continues to develop an evolving culture with a growth mindset.
  • In this role you will be accountable for delivering on our HR Priorities, including talent management, leadership development and organizational effectiveness. This senior HR role will serve as a member of the MCC senior leadership team and MEA HR leadership team working together to build the Microsoft culture and deliver results.   You will also be part of a Global HR team, leveraging and deploying HR best practices, exchanging insights with HR stakeholders at the regional and global level.

Responsibilities
Talent Management:

  • In partnership with the MEA Talent Management & Talent Acquisition leads, the Country HR Lead enables the business to attract, retain and develop world changing talent to achieve business results today and in the future
  • Lead end-to-end talent management processes and practices to identify and respond to gaps in building forward-looking talent capabilities all-up
  • Acquire, develop, retain and reward diverse and pivotal talent, in partnership with business leaders
  • Partner with GTA on an end-to-end talent acquisition strategy to address current and future business needs
  • Connect externally with networks & communities to bring in world class talent and practices

Organizational Effectiveness:

  • Partner with and enable leaders to develop high-functioning orgs to achieve business goals and build culture
  • Partner with and enable leaders to develop high-functioning orgs to achieve business goals and build culture
  • Develop holistic org and people plans for individual leadership teams in support of Microsoft people priorities and HR strategies
  • Leverage business acumen, competitive insights, external benchmarking, data, and best-in-class OD resources to inform decisions on org structures, processes, communication, and similar levers
  • Ensure that diagnostics of org challenges are accurate, effective, and take a holistic view of the organization
  • Design and implement well-thought through change plans that account for durable effect

Leadership Effectiveness:

  • Identify, develop and align leaders that can shift culture and drive business transformation and impact
  • Partner with leaders to diagnose, coach and provide solutions to enable our leaders and leadership teams to collaborate and continuously transform themselves and their teams/org to deliver business results
  • Take accountability for ensuring capable leaders with the right skills are in the right roles
  • “Hold up the mirror” to hold leaders and teams accountable for behaviors and actions that drive the new culture
  • Partner with leaders to build inclusive environment within their organizations

OneHR Approach:

  • Partner with the full MEA HR LT to achieve broad MEA business goals and build culture across MEA:
  • Support the MEA HR LT in planning and delivery of all MEA HR People Plan and Priorities, identifying synergies across the Subs and delivering projects across MEA HR.
  • Support the HR LT in the identification, building and delivery of a structured set of HR Readiness activities to support HR Team learning and development.
  • Help support change and drive a culture of growth mindset across the HR team.

One Geo HR:

  • Enable and scale the HR Model beyond the Global Sales and Marketing organization to encompass all businesses within your geo
  • Scale and drive a consistent Employee Experience across countries in the geo coverage
  • Enable Manager Capability at scale across the geo coverage
  • Drive the site governance councils to instil a one Site One Microsoft approach
  • Standardize and harmonize HR owned policies across the geo coverage

Qualifications
Competencies:

  • Growth Mindset – responding positively to challenges and continually seeking new and better ways of approaching things
  • Collaboration: Drives alignment and teamwork within a team, department, or across organizational boundaries. Combines resources and joins efforts to achieve company-wide goals
  • Customer Focus: Anticipates customer needs, and proactively meets and exceeds customer expectations. Recognizes the issues that customers want to resolve, and creates, or facilitates the creation of, products and services to address customer needs.
  • Drive for Results: Tenaciously pursues positive outcomes, using effective approaches to solve problems. Delivers on commitments and seeks increasingly challenging work. Takes responsibility and holds others accountable for actions, decisions, and goals.
  • Influencing for Impact: Communicates and networks effectively. Successfully persuades and influences others.
  • Business Acumen: Applies an understanding of how Microsoft’s business operates, financially and strategically, within the industry. Analyzes key business drivers, and integrates insights into priorities and plans.
  • Trusted Advisor: Conveys professional depth and breadth, and builds strong client relationships. Effectively influences clients.

Leadership Capabilities:

  • Develop and Attract Talent: Identifies skills that are missing in the team and creates a plan to address them. Effectively attracts and recruits talent for the team. Provides ongoing feedback that helps direct reports improve their performance. Provides support for career growth and long-term development.
  • Deliver Results Through Teamwork: Effective at planning and prioritizing the team’s work. Effectively communicates the business strategy and how work aligns to broader goals. Holds team and individuals accountable for results. Encourages and recognizes collaborative behavior across the team.
  • Role Model Microsoft Values: Works through others, and across teams to deliver business results. Builds and maintains a motivated, productive team by prioritizing, balancing workloads, providing clear direction, assessing performance, then rewarding the right results.

Key Attributes:

  • 10 years + Generalist HR with a breadth of HR knowledge and experience
  • Proactive, tenacious and strong ability to prioritize
  • Collaborative and a strong communicator.
  • Operational excellence
  • Proven project management capability
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and multiple complex priorities
  • Ability to engage at all levels of the organisation.
  • Stakeholder management expertise
  • Able to move ideas to implementable action plans
  • Joins the dots for self and others and can articulate the bigger picture
  • Comfortable with data analytics and curious about trends and insights
  • Fluent Arabic and or French speaker.

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

Note: 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.

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