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Microsoft Job Posting Confirms Yearly Updates to Windows Phone 7

June 13, 2011 No Comments

A recent job posting on Microsoft’s careers website indicates that Microsoft intends to deliver major yearly updates for Windows Phone 7. Good to knoe that they are already thinking past Mango. I love feeling reassured that through updates my device won’t be obsolete.

Job Category: Software Engineering: Program Management
Location: United States, WA, Tukwila
Job ID: 753226
Product: Windows Phone
Division: Windows Phone Division

There has never been a more thrilling time for the Windows Phone team!
Windows Phone 7 launched and is building momentum in the market. Do you want to be part of driving the next big business for the company? If you believe Windows Phone is a critical area of investment for Microsoft and if you have a passion for creating compelling mobile user experiences then come join the Windows Phone Customer Experience Engineering team (CXE) and help shape the future of mobile. We are passionate about delivering world-class products to our users and partners. We aren’t just building a me-too iPhone or Android competitor; we’re changing the way customers use and experience their device. The Application Platform team is building the new development framework for Windows Phone applications, responsible for defining the application model and delivering the application manager, execution framework, integration with the OS, notifications, data services, integration with cloud services and delivering the ecosystem for supporting mobile application developers.


This Senior Program Manager position will be the CXE Feature PM that drives all development work on the Application Platform for update releases between major yearly releases. You will work closely with the Application Platform team who is working on major yearly releases and with the best technologies/teams across the company (e.g. Silverlight, XNA, .NET Compact Framework). We believe leveraging our partners, combined with building phone specific technologies within our own engineering team, results in leveraging the best technology from Microsoft for our developers.


This role requires significant cross-team and cross-division collaboration.
You will be asked to provide strategic direction for the team in numerous areas
based on your research into key areas of interest. You will write functional
specifications using customer feedback and scenario based engineering
principles. You will create schedules that clearly delineate what we commit to.
On a daily basis, you will be responsible for the ongoing coordination of
requirements and action items, as well as providing status on progress and
deliverables. In addition, you’ll be driving the research and resolution of
issues as they arrive, and be seen as the person who knows how to drive
decisions and resolution to closure.


The ideal candidate will have:

Proven track record of senior technical leadership in the design,
specification, and delivery of a major successful large scale product

10+ years of technology experience with 3-5+ years in a senior technical
program manager role, including managing schedules and writing functional

Ability to partner across test, development, and program management to
accomplish business and engineering goals

Proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong cross-team working
relationships and collaboration

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Customer and partner interface experience

Strong technical understanding and the drive to learn

Details oriented and results driven

Demonstrated a passion, excellence, and leadership in project management

BS in Computer Science (or related field) required, MS in Computer Science
(or related field) preferred

o Experience working directly with the developer community and with developer
community outreach

o Experience designing and/or building software products for the mobile

o Experience designing and/or building Internet scale web services

o Experience shipping software development kits




Source: Microsoft, via: Mobiletechworld



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