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Microsoft Corporation Product Motion Designer, Yammer in Boston, Massachusetts

What is Yammer?

Microsoft Yammer is the industry-defining social network for the enterprise. Millions of employees, including 85% of Fortune 500 companies, use Yammer every day, to build community and culture, share knowledge, and connect with their leaders and each other.

About Yammer

Yammer was one of the first startup unicorns this past decade and was acquired by Microsoft in 2012. Today, this means we get the benefits of a startup - rapid innovation, cutting-edge technology, outsized individual impact - with the advantages of working for one of the most successful software companies in the world. We work together in small, cross-functional teams - engineers, product managers, designers, data scientists - to design, deliver and operate delightful end user experiences to our tens of millions of users spread across the world.

We’ve always been mission-driven. In this post-Covid world, Yammer has become even more indispensable as employees have a deep need for connection and a sense of belonging. We’ve been growing rapidly and need your help to take Yammer to the next level. #Yammer

This role is 100% remote.

Responsibilities

  • Reporting to a UX Design Manager, you’ll collaborate closely with UX designers, product managers & software engineers to promote the work of the Yammer team within Microsoft and among customers.

  • You’ll be given lots of freedom to explore visual concepts and drive the direction, style and tone of our videos.

  • You’ll assist with cutting and editing footage, along with creating animations that will champion the Yammer vision among customers, stakeholders and our own team members.

  • This person will drive design schedule, process, & communication for a wide range of motion design for both near and long-term product.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience working with product teams on motion work.

  • A portfolio with projects that showcase animation and motion, including work animating digital user interfaces for web and/or mobile products.

  • Experience collaborating and sharing assets with UI/UX Designers in Figma or a similar tool.

  • You are able to adapt to changing project goals and are comfortable with iteration.

  • You are organized, work well within timelines and are comfortable working with a small team with check-ins throughout the day.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills and a willingness to brainstorm and share your opinions.

  • You have a strong internet connection and ability to upload and share large files on a regular basis.

  • Proficiency with common design tools (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Cinema 4D, etc.).

  • Strong design sensibilities (typographic, grid, motion, and color theory skills) and attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with 3D animation and rendering.

  • Demonstrated illustration experience.

  • The ability to work independenly developing the style and tone of our approach to motion design.

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 accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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