Recent Job Openings at Microsoft I'm working on Filling

Hi Folks,
I just had a new position open up that I'm now sourcing candidates for. This is a Lead Software Development Engineer (position number 249787) in Test opening on the Ad Platform Team. See the job description below...ping me if you're interested in learning more about the opening. jmorse@microsoft.com or 650.693.3812. Email is typically the best way to get i touch with me


Thursday, February 19, 2009
Program Manager - Windows Live Service Operations Team (Position #252415)

This recently opened Program Manager role would be an ideal fit for with experience managing tier 2 support services on a vendor management team. The hiring manager is lookig for candidates with: compliance, Active Directory, DNS, WINS. Shoot me your resume to jmorse@microsoft.com if you're interested in learning more about this position. I can also be reached at 650.693.3812 if you care to talk with me live.


Program Manager- Windows Live Service Operations Team (Position #252415)

This Job is eligible for the following work arrangements: Flex TimeAre you ready to help lead a team of highly skilled network and server specialists, as they provide industry leading support for a true world-wide, enterprise infrastructure? Are you up for the challenge of maintaining network availability around the clock and around the world? If you are looking for a challenging and demanding environment where your skills will be put to the test, this may be your opportunity knocking. Microsoft has one of the largest Internet facing networks in the world, running a multitude of services from e-mail and instant messaging to delivery of business-critical patches and software to large, corporate customers - and we need your help to keep it running.This position will assist the Windows Live Service Operations team as they investigate, diagnose, and fix complex network and infrastructure problems. Service Operations is responsible for maintaining the highest possible uptime for the Windows Live network, as well as many other Microsoft Internet businesses. This individual will be managing the day-to-day operation of the team focused on maintaining the highest possible uptime for all aspects of our world-wide network, and be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing all processes, procedures, and staff for the team. The Service Desk is the center for monitoring, change control, problem management and troubleshooting for all activities related to the operation of our Enterprise Environment. This person will work closely with Engineering and Operations Center teams, Operations Service Managers, business management, and internal as well as external customers.

Responsibilities:
• Directly manages the workload and priorities of the Infrastructure Support Team• Drive operational aspects of incident management, ensuring SLA’s for time, quality, and customer satisfaction are met in for our global infrastructure.• Develop, communicate and drive Service Improvement Plans to continuously address areas needing improvement• Drives the team to continuous process improvement, with improvements driven by metrics• Communicates both in writing and verbally with customers and senior management, providing current status on major outages affecting business or revenue.• Ability to quickly understand new tool/process improvement, and to drive the implementation to further enhance service excellence• Provides team feedback and drive improvements with current tools and process; drives initiatives to the appropriate group for either design and implementation or business risk assessment• Provides quality reporting to management and customers on major issues• Provide scorecard and metrics for service, including availability and forecast reporting• Communicates and makes presentations as required on both tactical ongoing problems as well as strategic direction• Works closely with other IT groups and MS development teams• Leads projects with local and global implications, including coordination, documentation, and delegation• Shares information with other operations managers through documenting complex global procedures • Reviews operational policies and procedures and ensures that they yield the greatest operational efficiency • Reviews shift reports to ensure that all break / fix issues are resolved in a timely manner or properly escalated to the appropriate group

Required Skills:
• Operations Experience in a 24 by 7 support model• Full Understanding of Active Directory • Deep technical understanding of DNS and WINS • Experience in Replication Services such as Wansync, DSFR, and DSL• Solid understanding of the OSI model • Solid working knowledge of Enterprise Server Platforms• Basic scripting skills in one or more languageDesired Skills a plus: • SMTP, and Terminal Server configuration experience • Switch/Router Configuration and Maintenance experience • Basic SAN troubleshooting skills• Server Imaging Solution Experience • BS/BA in Computer Science, math, telecommunications, or equivalent education or experience• Strong working knowledge of MOF/ITIL frameworks in an enterprise• Strong Project Management background with experience running large, numerous and complex projects to successful completion• Good working knowledge of web services and systems in a complex, high availability environment• Solid understanding of large scale networking, including TCP/IP, VLANs, DHCP, Routing, ACL’s, and switching• Experience in Datacenter or Large Enterprise Operations• Working knowledge of ITIL/MOF service management functions• PMP and Six Sigma DMAIC process improvement skills a plus• Demonstrated strategic thinking, quantitative and analytical skills, team leadership, and collaboration• Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills• Experience with vendor, contract, and SLA management• Excellent problem resolution, judgment, negotiating and decision making skills• Excellent written and oral communication skills required; special focus on customer/client interaction a must• 6-8 years equivalent work experience in an enterprise operations environment• Occasional domestic and international travel will be required

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Program Manager MSN AdCenter Team

This Program Manager opening just came open today. The hiring manager is looking for candidates with SDLC along with Release Management experience. This position is located in Redmond, Washington. If either you or someone you know is interested in this position, please contact me directly jmorse@microsoft.com or 650.693.3812

Program Manager - position number 251738

Do you want to play role in the key MS growth initiatives - Online advertising? We set our vision as to revolutionize online advertising through a targeting platform that is unmatched in breadth, depth, and scale. We want to offer unmatched user insight and understanding throughout the eco-system, enabling the delivery of the right content to the right user at the right time in the right way. The Audience Intelligence capabilities will help Microsoft win both advertisers and publishers to our ad platform and provide critical input into Microsoft monetization engines. Help take our Microsoft Advertising platform to the next level by building the best Targeting solution (new ‘killer app’ in Advertising industry).We are looking for a world-class Release Manager to join our team and contribute building a process that serves as a center of excellence. Whether you are a professional, certified project manager or an experienced program manager who loves to ensure our teams ship software on time with high quality, we want to talk to you.You will be responsible for working with a product to: • Using best practices and standards, partner with the product Leadership team to design a project management process • Oversee and execute on that process/plan • Drive external dependencies and their schedule• Create, maintain and control the project schedule, and dashboard across all feature teams• Facilitate high impact Ship Room meetings• Proactively identify risks to the project• Shepherd the Team through the Release process, being mindful of all requirements• Be the communication hub for the team• Strategize and implement continuous improvement practices• Report status as required• Drive process of releasing to Operations and to the Web for minor and major releases• Hold incubation teams accountable for deliverablesQualifications: • 3+ years of Project/Release Management experience • Software Product Development experience for at least 2 lifecycles • Precise written and verbal communication skills • Strong cross team/group/org collaboration skills • Ability to foresee and analyzes project risks, develop risk management plan and mitigate subsequent issues• Flexibility and adaptability to the oscillating sine wave of activity that is native to the Software Life Cycle• High powered analytical skills and the ability to understand concepts and situations that pass by many others• Dev and/or PM and/or SDET background will help to gain team credibility

Interested candidates forward resumes to jmorse@microsoft.com


Thursday, February 12, 2009
Director of Networking Opportunity on The Edge Computer Network Team

For anyone who's interested, this position is located in Redmond, WA and unfortunately doesn't allow for telecommuting. If interested, please shoot me a copy of your resume jmorse@microsoft.com or give me a call 650.693.3812


Director of Networking

Microsoft seeks to hire the Director of Engineering for the Edge Computing Network organization. Working out of Microsoft headquarters, and reporting to the ECN General Manager, this person will be responsible for leading and driving the architecture of the next-generation edge computing / content delivery network for Microsoft’s Online consumer and enterprise businesses. This person will have a major impact on the architecture and engineering of Microsoft’s product strategy for horizontally distributed content and computing networks.

The ECN Director of Engineering will be a key stakeholder in determining overall software infrastructure strategy, and will provide end-to-end technical leadership, mentoring and evangelization inside Microsoft and to the Industry. This individual will drive innovation in network features and capabilities that lead to competitive advantages for Microsoft’s business initiatives; and develop strong collaborative relationships with network and hardware engineering and the data center operation to ensure network scale, performance and efficient operations. Utilizing a deep understanding of the market, industry and competitive trends, she or he will also serve as a key evangelist for ECN, and will drive and participate in key research efforts with Microsoft’s Research Organization.

Other responsibilities include driving strong partnership activities with Microsoft product executives, vendors and partners to ensure the platform meets key current and future service and horizontal content and computing requirements.




Specific requirements


• Recognized expert in areas such as content delivery, networking infrastructure and/or state management, high-scale distributed systems

• A strong technical leader with world-class architectural and design skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to influence executives as well as developers

• Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills

• Able to build credibility with executive management and senior engineers and architects across the company; able to earn and sustain the respect of highly technical professionals

• Strong intellectual and strategic capabilities, excellent executive presence and a strong communications style that conveys expertise and confidence


• Excellence in strategic thinking, quantitative and analytical skills, team leadership, collaboration

Interested candidates forward resumes to jmorse@microsoft.com


Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Lead SDET Openings on Windows Search Team...based in Redmond

I have four Lead SDET openings on the Windows Live Search, Core Experience, and API Teams that I'm looking to fill. Checkout the below job descriptions and let me know if you're interested in learning more about the positions and the Window Live teams.

Lead SDET (position #252062)
The Live Search Core Experience Team is looking for a Senior SDET lead that is passionate about making Live Search the best search experience on the planet. Search is a huge strategic investment for Microsoft, the goal is to be the next multi-billion dollar business for the company. Career growth and accelerated experiences abound because of our continued business growth and the ever changing business landscape. This is a green field opportunity for an experienced SDET lead to build up technical, people, and management skills.The Core Experience team is responsible for the user experience with Search. One key part of this team is the instrumentation team. The Instrumentation team is focused on ensuring that we can accurately track events happening on the client and on the web server. Our data collected is used for decisions on the future direction of Search. This space has a strong set of competitors (those *other* search companies) with a mature feature set - the immediate challenge is to deliver core functionality while working on killer features that keep users coming back for more.As the test lead of this team you will be working with experienced dev & PM teams. The SDETs on the team are already in place so that you will have appropriate resources. The feature set and scope of the team have grown dramatically and we have a need for a strong lead on the team. You will not be starting from scratch, but you will be mentoring and growing team members. In this role you will be responsible for: managing performance and mentoring of SDETs, ensuring career plans and crisp commitments are in place for all SDETs on your team, owning the test strategy for our major releases (and 8 week incremental releases), owning scheduling and estimation of test work, ensuring the right automation and test coverage is in place, contributing to the plans for automation libraries/capabilities, working closely with dev to optimize the engineering pipeline for feature throughput with high quality. You’ll have a seat at the table during concept discussion through prototyping and design. You will own designing automation to monitor production system reliability, availability, and recoverability, designing and driving development of test frameworks and infrastructure to effectively automate the various feature areas. You’ll own measurement of quality throughout the engineering pipeline, and ultimately use this data to make ship decisions with your triad. You’ll be the primary customer advocate leveraging feedback to drive change into the product. You’ll work on a young, but growing test team who are passionate about quality and building a testable product. Come experience what it’s like to test a world-class service that serves 10’s of millions of unique customers issuing 100+ million queries a day. Stress, performance, relevance, and evaluating live site data, and other complex problems must be conquered to effectively test our product. You will ultimately deliver new user value with some of the quickest turnaround from concept to completion at Microsoft, and be able to easily show your family and friends what you work on at Microsoft.A successful candidate will have the following qualifications: Strong design, coding and debugging skills in C++/C#4+ years experience managing and leading FTE SDETsStrong project management experience, spanning multiple projectsDemonstrated experience delivering results through collaboration across disciplines, feature teams, and partners.Demonstrated experience shipping products at Microsoft (Services a big plus but not required)Exceptional test aptitude and expertise in formal and informal testing techniques as well as quality measurementExceptional customer focus and eye for qualityA BS degree in computer science or commensurate experience is requiredKnowledge in the areas of online service testing, protocol, API, stress, reliability, performance testing, and testing distributed systems is a plus

Interested candidates forward resumes to jmorse@microsoft.com


Lead SDET (position #252499)
The goal of our team is simple: index every database in the world and expose it in a structured, strongly typed fashion. The first iteration (currently in production) allows anyone with an XML feed (schema not required) and some sample queries to contribute to search relevance without even writing code. The next generation, which you can help design, will scale to billions of entities, support queries across multiple data sources, and include solutions for aggregating, merging, and de-duping of data as well as a host of other challenging relevance and information retrieval problems. We have a world-class competitor and a startup atmosphere where anything is possible. Join us and be a part of the next come-from-behind story at Microsoft.Go to any search engine and search for “Seattle software engineering jobs making 100k+ per year”. The top results are mediocre at best. Is that because the jobs don’t exist? Is it because the information isn’t available? No! This is a challenging yet solvable engineering problem that you could help solve on the XAP Structured Data Team.The ingestion and searching of structured data poses many of the next big challenges for Web Search. Rich content managed in proprietary databases hidden behind dynamic interfaces has rapidly deepened the web, but is not accessible by any search engine web crawlers. Today’s deep web coverage through search engines is disproportionally small compared to that information’s value to customers. Some of this rich content is already being ingested through the Search Structured Data ingestion platform into the Search Feeds system (Index Serve platform for structured data) for several partner teams, and we are going big on the SD team with the goal to index much more content, from 1000’s of sources, to build new and innovative user interaction models that we think will change the game in search.There are several areas of investment for this team including structured data ingestion, relevance, and query classification. Complex queries such as the example above require equally complex parsing and classification algorithms in order to understand the searcher’s intent and to put all the query words to work in finding the best results. Coupling that classification with the right relevance algorithms enables us to improve this experience dramatically, presenting not just “acceptable” results but a well-organized, structured response that surpasses user expectations, enabling browse, filter, sort, refine, pivot, and tailor your results as you navigate through information rich pages of all different content types (e.g. web results, news, images, music, books). This is a platform team, we are investing to scale to thousands of data sources, and 100's of millions of documents. Our largest current partner is the Live Search Commerce team, see it in action today at http://search.live.com/products/?q=zune. Powered by XAP Structured data!Core Search Test is looking for a high performing, experienced Senior Test Lead to manage one of the several XAP Structured Data teams (Relevance, Ingestion, Query Classification are the current teams). The successful candidate will be involved with feature planning, designing for testability, identification and mitigation of risks to customers/partners and overall quality, definition and measurement of platform SLA, live site KPI definition and measurement, recruiting, coaching and growing ICs and Leads, building the systems and gather the data to enable the continuous assessment of quality and release readiness, working closely with dev to identify and decrease friction in the engineering pipeline, and own defining and executing on the overall quality strategy required to ship a large scale data processing platform in a distributed environment. Our team follows scrum methodology, and moves very fast. We work hand in hand with Dev and PM at all stages of the product cycle. The XAP team management triad (TM/GPM/DM) values team excellence.


Lead SDET (position #251962)

The Live Search API Team is looking for a Senior SDET lead who is passionate about making Live Search the most relevant and prevalent search engine on the planet. The Search API opens up various avenues of tremendous possibilities for exposing our Core Search Engine, thus increasing our query share, building a vibrant Live Search ecosystem of partners and customers, increasing our brand recognition and enabling monetization of traffic to bring a steady revenue stream to the search business.The core of the API challenge is to enable the usage of all data in our Core Search backend - be it the crawled web index or the data ingested thru the feeds system and surfaced as answers - by our internal and external partners/customers. The implicit challenge here is the usability of the APIs to target personas like the web application developers (that need a lot of power and flexibility) and also the casual publisher implementing site search using easy to use Search controls (wrapped around the core APIs).Not only does this space provide a great opportunity to work on the various bleeding-edge web service interfaces but also interface with the middle level and backend platforms of the Core Search Engine powering Live Search.As the test lead of this team, you will be responsible for: recruiting and building a world class test team, managing performance and mentoring of ICs, ensuring career plans and crisp commitments are in place for all ICs on your team, owning the test strategy for our 6 month major releases (and 4-6 week incremental releases), owning scheduling and estimation of test work, ensuring the right automation and test coverage is in place, working closely with dev to optimize the engineering pipeline for feature throughput with high quality. You’ll have a seat at the table during concept discussion through prototyping and design. You will own designing automation to monitor production system reliability, availability, and recoverability, designing and driving development of test frameworks and infrastructure to effectively automate the various feature areas. You will own defining, automatically measuring/monitoring and enforcing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with internal and external components / partners / customers. You’ll own measurement of quality throughout the engineering pipeline, and ultimately use this data to make ship decisions with your triad. You’ll be the primary customer advocate leveraging feedback to drive change into the product. You’ll work on a rock star team with PMs and Devs who see Test as a peer discipline and are passionate about quality and building a testable product. Search is a huge strategic investment for Microsoft, the goal is to be the next multi-billion dollar business for the company. Career growth and accelerated experiences abound because of our continued business growth and the ever changing business landscape. Come experience what it’s like to test a world-class service that serves 10’s of millions of unique customers issuing 100+ million queries a day. Stress, performance, security, relevance, and evaluating live site data, and other complex problems must be conquered to effectively test our product. You will ultimately deliver new user value with some of the quickest turnaround from concept to completion at Microsoft, and be able to finally show your family and friends what you actually work on at Microsoft.A successful candidate will have the following qualifications: Strong design, coding and debugging skills in C++/C#4+ years experience managing and leading FTE SDETsStrong project management experience, spanning multiple projectsDemonstrated experience delivering results through collaboration across disciplines, feature teams, and partners.Demonstrated experience shipping products at Microsoft (Services a big plus but not required)Exceptional test aptitude.


Lead SDET (position #251750)
Live Search is the Microsoft’s play for the best search engine in the world. Search is critical to Microsoft’s future success and key to companies bet’s on the Net. Live Search’s goal is to deliver the best most relevant results, simplified tasks and differentiated experiences. The Domain Relevance team is looking for a ambitious technical SDET lead to assist with our strategy, roadmap and execution in one of Microsoft’s fastest paced environments. We’re looking for top talent both inside and outside of Microsoft.We are at the epicenter of the most exciting, fastest moving team at Microsoft. Go head to head with some of the best competition Microsoft has ever engaged. Redefine what it means to find information on the internet. Make it easier for tens of millions of people to find the information they’re looking for. Work at the bleeding edge of computer science and machine learning technologies, distributed crawling and indexing and systems serving PETABYTES of data. If you’ve got what it takes and this sounds like the coolest project on the planet, then this job is for you.As SDET you will be part of the development group building the world’s premiere search engine. You will assist both with the foundational definitions of the product and partner with your lead and peers to develop the appropriate test strategy. We work on a 6 month major release cycle, with 4-6 week incremental releases. Your responsibilities also include scheduling and estimation of your test work, ensuring the right automation and test coverage is in place, working closely with dev to optimize the engineering pipeline for feature throughput with high quality. You will design automation to monitor production system reliability, availability, and recoverability, designing and develop test frameworks and infrastructure to effectively automate the various feature areas. You’ll also participate in measurement of quality throughout the engineering pipeline, act as the customer advocate and mine data for making ship decisions. A successful candidate will have the following qualifications: BS/MS in CS/CE or related technical discipline Strong, organizational, planning, and communication skills History of releasing software with known, measured quality Solid design, coding, and debugging skills (C++, C#) Baseline requirements are 3-5 years experience testing software products Good foundation in mathematics, statistics and information retrievalSearch is a huge strategic investment for Microsoft, the goal is to be the next multi-billion dollar business for the company. Career growth and accelerated experiences abound because of our continued business growth and the ever changing business landscape. This is a green field opportunity for an experienced test lead to build up a new test team.At Microsoft, we believe that diversity enriches our performance and products, the communities where we live and work, and the lives of our employees. As our workforce evolves to reflect the growing diversity of our communities and the global marketplace, we continue to expand our efforts to understand, value, and incorporate differences as we help other realize their potential. Come explore diversity at Microsoft!


Friday, February 6, 2009
Lead Software Development Engineer in Test Opening on Mobile Advertising Experience Team...Redmond, WA

Lead Software Development Engineer in Test Position Number 249787

As the world’s leading Software Company, Microsoft has pioneered many of the technology innovations that paved the way for the digital information revolution. With products ranging from the Windows operating systems to the Office productivity suite, the Visual Studio suite of developers tools, and the Xbox 360 video game platform, and a broad range of new offerings in high-growth areas including Web-based services, unified communications, search, advertising and much more, Microsoft continues to be the worldwide leader in helping people and businesses realize their full potential.

Group:
At Microsoft, there’s something we understand deeply: the intersection of the consumer and technology. After all, we built our company around it. As more and more consumers spend more and more time online—always connected, using multiple devices—we’ll help you reach them. The purpose of Microsoft Digital Advertising Solutions is to empower you to connect with your target consumers across multiple digital touch points—and optimize your advertising impact through our world-class partnership services. Millions are using MSN and Live Search to find what they're looking for. Microsoft AdCenter is the place to help you reach them, the place where you can kick off and manage your search advertising campaigns, and make them work hard for you. It's a great way to turn people performing Web searches into customers who enjoy coming back to your site on a regular basis to find what they're looking for.

Job Description:
Online Advertising is one of the fastest growing businesses on the Internet today, with $40 billion of a $600 billion advertising market already online. Microsoft is focused on growing its share of this market by providing the advertising industry with a world-class online advertising platform and service across many mediums (such as Search, Content, Local, Video, Mobile, Xbox and so on) that will create the best experiences for users, advertisers, and publishers. The Ad Platform team is at the forefront of this vision, making it one of the most strategic and growing teams at Microsoft.

Application Platform team within the Ad Platform team has the end to end charter for creating one stop shop experience for both Advertisers and Publishers. This would include all the user interfaces (web and desktop), middle tier, APIs and the transactional backend databases.

We are looking for a Lead Software Development Engineer in Test who is excited to take on these challenges. As part of the test leadership team for the Ad Platform, you will help us rapidly grow a very strong test team. You will hire, mentor, manage and grow a team of test engineers and leads. You will work in a deep functional organization along with development, PM, Business & Operation teams to ensure your feature team meets the quality and release goals. You will drive innovations in test by building high quality test tools, test automation and breakthrough test technologies.

A successful candidate will have 7+ years of strong people management experience; 5+ years of broad testing experience; 5+ years of strong hands on technical development or test development work, highly effective written and oral communication skills; hands on c, c++, SQL skills, ability to hire and build a very strong test team; engineering experience acquired from shipping at-least two large commercial software products or online services; ability to influence all disciplines supporting the product within a division; and very good breadth and depth of technical knowledge. Computer Science degree or equivalent experience is required.


Friday, February 6, 2009
Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) on Mobile Advertising Platform Team

Hi All,
I'm presently sourcing candidates for this SDET opening on the Mobile Advertising Platform Team. Feel free to contact me directly jmorse@microsoft.com 650.693.3812 if you're interested in learning more about this or any of the other positions I'm looking to fill. Also, feel free to email me a copy of your resume, I'll review it and get back to you with feedback.

Cheers,

Jeff

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) Position # 251826

Mobile is quickly becoming the most prominent computing platform in the world. In India, over 300 million people use their mobile phone as their primary computer (versus 30 million PCs). In China there is nearly as many activated mobile phone as people! As Mobile become more and more critical the emphasis for Microsoft to become the dominant platform provider is critical. However, like the internet, Microsoft needs to grow beyond our platform and be the industry leading in monetizing the entire mobile ecosystem. Come join the team that is going to lead Microsoft into this new battlefront. If we can win the mobile platform and mobile advertising battle, we will win the future! This team will develop technology globally at MS, and continue to develop the most cutting edge technology in the industry. We will combine a strong core of high quality platform development, with very entrepreneurial experimentation to help provide differentiation for our platform. We are building a team and a business from the ground up to win an industry that has yet to be won. Be one of the pioneers in this new business and join us succeeding where others have failed.Do you want serious career growth opportunities? How about the chance to lead the design and development the future of mobile advertising? Come join the Mobile Advertising Platform Team!The Mobile Ads Platform Team is looking for a proven SDET to drive the implementation of the automation for the server platform. You’ll need to do it with agility, competitiveness, and interpersonal sophistication.If you think you’re ready for the challenge, bring your tenacity, passion around making great software. Serious candidates should have an excellent grasp of automation design skills, test methodologies and tools, problem solving skills.Basic Qualifications: Bachelors or higher degree in Computer Science or other related technical discipline 5+ years experience with product development and/or testing Experience shipping multiple product releases from start to finish Should have passion for quality, ability to quickly understand and adopt emerging test methodologies.Preferred Qualifications: Strong technical background in SQL, testing and test automation in server technology Demonstrated customer focus and excellent communication skills Demonstrated ability to work effectively cross-group and cross-discipline A strong work ethic with a lot of fun thrown in

Interested candidates forward resumes to jmorse@microsoft.com



Thursday, February 5, 2009
Lead SDE Opening on The Mobile Ad Experience Team

I'm actively recruiting candidates for this Lead SDE opportunity on The Mobile Ad Experience Team....feel free to ping me for more information on the position jmorse@microsoft.com or 650.693.3812


Senior Software Design Engineer

Mobile is quickly becoming the most prominent computing platform in the world. In India, over 300 million people use their mobile phone as their primary computer (versus 30 million PCs). In China there is nearly as many activated mobile phone as people! As Mobile become more and more critical the emphasis for Microsoft to become the dominant platform provider is critical. However, like the internet, Microsoft needs to grow beyond our platform and be the industry leading in monetizing the entire mobile ecosystem. Come join the team that is going to lead Microsoft into this new battlefront. If we can win the mobile platform and mobile advertising battle, we will win the future! This team will develop technology globally at MS, and continue to develop the most cutting edge technology in the industry. We will combine a strong core of high quality platform development, with very entrepreneurial experimentation to help provide differentiation for our platform. We are building a team and a business from the ground up to win an industry that has yet to be won. Be one of the pioneers in this new business and join us succeeding where others have failed. The Mobile Ads Experiences Platform Team is looking for a strong senior SDE to lead the design and implementation of the core platform that enables the ad sourcing, delivering and targeting for all mobile devices. You’ll need to develop and ship a product with agility that reflects the speed of the Internet, quality that exceeds expectations and urgency indicative of the importance to Microsoft’s future of this key area. If you think you’re ready for the challenge, bring with you a solid technical background, an extremely good grasp of software engineering principles, and exceptional problem solving skills. Qualified candidates should have strong proven strength in platform, services, client and good interpersonal communication skills. Experience building high performance and scalable systems, strong multithreaded design and debugging skills are highly desirable. Additional qualifications for this position include:A minimum of 7 years experience designing, implementing and shipping multiple products.Strong C#/C++/C design and coding skills are required. Experience with ASP.Net, XML, IIS, SOAP is preferred.Expertise in server, web services and database programming is highly desirable. Familiarity with mobile technologies is a plus.Passion for new technologies and ability to quickly understand and pick up emerging technologies and applications.BS or higher degree in computer science, computer engineering, or related field.

Interested candidates forward resumes to jmorse@microsoft.com

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