Yearly Archives: 2013

New Year’s Career Resolutions

Editor’s note: We wish you a warm, festive and restful holiday season. To send off 2013, we’re leaving you with Teresa’s thoughts, which will likely inspire and motivate you. See you in the New Year! You may have given up on resolutions.  The ones you just never keep: get back to the health club, exercise […]

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2014 Grads: Can you imagine your life after college?

During my first few months at Microsoft, I had the opportunity to work with several different teams on different features of the Xbox One console. But just one year ago, I stood at the beginning of my final semester of college. A wave of change was heading in my direction, and I could feel it […]

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Microsoft South Africa: A rainbow nation with a bright future

The past week’s news headlines have been filled with tributes to the late Nelson Mandela. Best known for his monumental work to abolish the apartheid regime in South Africa, Mandela captured the hearts and minds of a global audience. As I made my way into work this morning, I found myself reflecting on how lucky […]

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How a fearless design researcher found her fit

December 10 is the United Nations-designated Human Rights Day. So today we’ll look at a role that truly celebrates the unique needs of every customer, and the difference one role at Microsoft can make. Design Researcher Khushboo Hasija sees every customer interaction with empathy—and a sense of adventure. Khushboo works with the Application Services Group. […]

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Make your passion for gaming a career

Let me ask you three important questions: Has working on Xbox One been a dream of yours? Do you want to work in a team that plays games and gets paid for it? Are you looking for a job that requires passion for testing and development methodologies but is all about having fun too? If […]

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What makes a great gameplay engineer?

  In most engineering roles it’s relatively easy to describe what the position entails. Graphics engineers make things pretty, live engineers send packets between Xboxes, and tool engineers provide a pipeline by which a game is created. However, gameplay engineers are harder to pin down. On one hand they take a design doc and implement […]

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