We kicked off 2013 with a list of the 10 best jobs at Microsoft. It’s one of our top stories to date. And we’re here to help. So, with a new year ahead, we want to show you an updated selection of opportunities around the globe.
Whether your match might be in operating systems, applications, devices and services, sales and marketing, or business infrastructure, you’ve got a lot of places to consider—and meet your own goals.
To get you started, we’ve polled our staffing consultants. They picked some of the best roles across the company, so you can target your job search with these highlights in mind—and get ready to differentiate yourself.
Here are a dozen or so roles—think of it as one hot job a month. Microsoft is actively hiring the best and brightest talent in the tech industry. See what fits your skills and interests, and who knows, maybe you’ll find a match! We’d love to meet you.
1. “Do you want to see behind the curtain of the Xbox Industrial Design Studio? Do you want to design the future of consumer electronic products? This team is for you, and Senior Industrial Designer is just one great role. Here’s another: A Senior Mechanical Engineer on our Devices & Studios team.” — Sean
2. “Not many people get to engineer incredible products used by hundreds of millions of people, solving challenges on a scale most can only dream of. Our platforms and services teams do that every day, delivering amazing Skype and Lync experiences on desktops, mobiles, TVs and gaming platforms, developing Cloud systems that are reliable, seamless and beautiful.” — Gavin
3. “Successfully competing in the marketplace often comes down to how well you can plan your resources and manage your core business functions. By joining our Microsoft Dynamics AX consulting team, you’ll have the ability to impact our clients’ success and ensure they are positioned to win!” – Peter and Kristi
- Darren and Sommer tell you why they love their Dynamics consulting roles.
4. “Microsoft is looking for a Software Development Engineer for our Azure Commerce Platform Group. If you are interested in developing an online cloud platform which can meet the scale, reliability, and availability demands of somewhere between 500 million – 1 billion users while maintaining the security required for this type of data, then this opportunity may be right for you.” – Michelle
5. “Be a part of Microsoft’s mission to enable people and businesses around the world to realize their potential! In the Middle East and Africa region, we are doing this every day. Whether you’re in Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Research, Consultancy … Every role has direct impact on how we are shaping the markets where we work. The Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative is focused on creating opportunities for Africans, developing and enabling Africans to drive change in their countries. Come be part of our journey!” – Anat and Somaya
- Here’s the inside scoop on what it’s like to work at Microsoft South Africa.
6. “Interested in leveraging your business, consulting and architectural skills to drive transformative initiatives for some of the largest organizations in the world? In the influential role of Global Enterprise Services – Enterprise Strategy Architect, you’ll conduct organizational assessments, deliver executive briefings, and help customers maximize value across the enterprise. Your advisory services will empower Microsoft’s largest customers to make the most of their technology investments and unleash innovation for their organizations, employees and customers.” – Teresa
7. “Join the Marketing team for our Consumer Applications & Services group. Our Marketing team supports consumer products across Skype, Bing, Internet Explorer, SkyDrive, Lync and last but not least, Outlook.com. We are high impact, we are high visibility and we live at the epicenter of Microsoft’s new devices and services world! We are always looking for top talent within Product Marketing, Brand Management, Strategy and Social, to name a few.” – Bret
8. “To excel in the Bing Performance team you need to know how the web really works. You’re hands-on with a spectrum of technologies: client-side rendering technologies and optimization techniques, network protocol and topology design, performance optimizations of server-side applications, and more. A software development engineer is one key role, collaborating across a number of Bing teams, from architectural to implementation-level details.” – Eugenia
9. “Do you have a passion for delivering beautiful consumer experiences that are used by millions of people? Microsoft’s Applications and Services Group in India is seeking a Principal Group Program Manager, an engineering leader of a team that builds applications for devices like tablets, smartphones, gaming platforms, etc. The team’s first wave of apps (Finance, Sports, Health & Fitness) come pre-installed on the Windows 8 Start screen. We are also looking for a Senior UX Designer Lead, and a Software Development Engineer in Test on a fun and fast-paced team where you can see your ideas ship.” – Job V.
- C++ author/PM Sridhar Poduri shares more about what it’s like to work at MSDIC (Microsoft India Development Center).
10. “Are you passionate about education and technology? The DreamSpark program gets no-cost Microsoft software and development tools to students who want to turn their ideas into new applications. One of the exciting business development roles on our Academic Marketing & Evangelism Team is a technical and business-savvy Program Manager to oversee this initiative. Find more information about inspiring jobs in DPE (Developer Platform Evangelism division).” – Ellen
11. “As a Lead SDET with Surface, you will work on the latest state-of-the-art platform and leading-edge hardware and software. Be the one to tell the factory to turn it on and say: ‘This product is ready to go!’” – Jaimie
- Jack Cowett, a Surface product marketing manager, shares what might surprise you about Microsoft.
12. “Public Relations managers at Microsoft must have a passion for business and technology communications. For instance, a Senior Public Relations Manager designs leading-edge PR for some of Microsoft’s most profitable and growing businesses. Currently, the Cloud & Enterprise team is looking for someone to tell the story of Windows Azure.” – Courtney
Want to see more jobs? Take a look at last year’s Top 10 collection of hidden gems.
Looking for a fresh start in 2014? Get some momentum going with these New Year’s Career Resolutions.
Curious about how Microsoft is changing? See what The Seattle Times says about the emerging startup culture at Microsoft.
Ready to go? Take charge of your new year and get started at Microsoft Careers.