Monthly Archives: February 2012

How are software testing careers at Microsoft different from software testing careers at other companies?

Dear JobsBlog: How are software testing careers at Microsoft different from software testing careers at other companies? -Aspiring SDET Candidate Dear Aspiring SDET Candidate: I’m Colleen and am a Staffing Consultant with the Windows Live Team at Microsoft. I recruit specifically for the Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) role. We are very proud of [...]

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Carnatic music as work life balance: Microsoft?s singing SDET

Geek in Question: Anuradha “Anu” Ammal Job title: SDET – Office Natural Language Team – Microsoft’s European Development Center (EDC) in Dublin, Ireland. Anu balances her career as a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) at Microsoft’s dev center in Ireland with training as a classic Indian “Carnatic” singer. But to Anu, her career is [...]

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How to build a resume between jobs

Dear Jobsblog: I am a CS grad in my 20s. The startup that my friends and I were working on went under and I have no other work experience. I am interested in pursuing a career with Microsoft, but know that it could take a while to get my foot in the door. Do you [...]

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International Careers: Copenhagen Development Center

‘Softie in Question: Christian Heide Damm Job title: Development Lead on the Microsoft Dynamics AX team Christian, can you tell us a little bit about what you do? I work with a Dynamics AX team, which means that we build the backbone administrative system for many companies; managing their financials, production, inventory, trade and more. [...]

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Mark Gillett: Inside Skype

Geek in Question: Mark Gillett Job title: Corporate VP, Skype Engineering & Operations Here at JobsBlog, we love Skype. And who doesn’t? (except maybe some telecom execs)   We’re really excited that Skype is joining Microsoft, so we reached out to Mark who runs Skype’s Product, Engineering, Site Operations, Service Operations & Business Operations to [...]

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Why Microsoft is one of the best places to work: Employees gift $100M to non-profits

This week Microsoft shared some news that’s especially heartwarming in this tough economy. Microsoft employees are making a difference in a big way: by giving to others. Not many companies offer a $12K per year match on Employee Giving. Microsoft does. It’s foundational to the culture. And it’s a benefit many Microsoft employees value. Through [...]

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