Microsoft is hiring software engineers for the same in the Windows Core User Experiences team. As part of a recent job listing, Microsoft said that it looking for someone “who will work with our key platform, Surface, and OEM partners to orchestrate and deliver a sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows experiences to signal to our customers that Windows is BACK and ensure that Windows is considered the best user OS experience for customers.”
Interestingly, The Verge notes that Microsoft quietly removed “sweeping visual rejuvenation” from the job description later after media report started to highlight the same. Microsoft also wants to bring changes to sliders, buttons and other controls that are present in the OS.
This is not the first time that Microsoft has been heard about giving Windows a new and modern look. Last year, the company announced that all the icons on Windows 10 are getting a redesign. “Microsoft embarked on a multi-year effort across Microsoft’s design teams to redesign our icons: a system within a system,” said Christina Koehn, design leader, Windows and Devices at Microsoft. However, this is for the first time that Microsoft is publicly announcing a job role for the same.