The team I work for in MSN Windows Live has open developer and program management positions. Our team is responsible for the underlying infrastructure of services like Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Favorites, MSN Spaces, and MSN Groups. We frequently collaborate with other properties across MSN Windows Live including the Live.com, Windows Live Local, Windows Live Expo, and Windows OneCare Live teams as well as with other product units across Microsoft such as in the case of Office Live. If you are interested in building world class software that is used by hundreds of millions of people and the following job descriptions interest you then send me your resume

Program Management Architect
The Communications Core platform team for Windows Live services is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly technical PM to jump start a brand new service that helps developers adopt our platform at a very rapid pace. You will be responsible for building a platform where developers can easily take advantage of emerging technology from our large scale services (e.g. Messenger, Hotmail, Contacts, Storage services) and empower quick schema and API changes for a rapid TTD (Time to Demo!). Designing, developing, deploying, evangelizing and supporting this so called “Sandbox” environment will require excellent cross-group working skills as you will have to interact extensively with business planning, dev/test, operations, and partner support teams. It will also require a high level of technical depth in order to intimately understand and create clones of the back end services involved as well as extensive web services and API knowledge. We are looking for someone with core technical skills, a services or high scale server background; experience with API development, web services and a passion to win developers from the competition.

Program Manager
If you are an experienced Program Manager with strong technical skills and a strong desire to work in an enthusiastic fast paced environment then this job is for you! The Communications Core Platform team for Windows Live services owns the data store serving hundreds of millions of end users with billions of contacts, files and photos. Our systems handle tens of thousands of transactions per second. Our team owns core MSN and Windows Live platforms, including ABCH (storing Messenger and Hotmail contacts, groups and ACLs) and MSN Storage (storing files, photos and other data types). We are looking for a creative, self-driven, technical Program Manager who is interested in designing and shipping the next generation of back-end components that drive this massively scalable service in the midst of stiff competition from Microsoft's toughest competitors. You will be responsible for defining and writing technical specifications for new features, developing creative solutions for difficult scale and performance problems, driving the capacity management framework, working with teams across the company on critical cross-group projects, working extensively with development and test to drive project schedules and ultimately shipping new versions of the service that provide tremendous value for our customers and partners.

Software Development Engineer
400 million address books. 8 billion contacts. A gazillion relationships! That is the magnitude of data the Windows Live Contacts team hosts today (and it is growing fast!). The service (called the ABCH) doesn't just host contacts and address books but provides a platform for building rich permissions and sharing scenarios (sharing objects to individuals, groups or social networks). Now imagine, if this treasure trove of data were accessible via programmable APIs to all the developers in the world. Imagine the scenarios that it could enable. Imagine the interesting applications that developers around the world would build.

This is what we want to provide as part of the Windows Live vision. We are looking for an experienced software developer who can spearhead our effort in providing APIs (SOAP, DAV, REST) to our contacts and permissions service that can be used by third-party developers and ISVs.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of demonstrated experience in shipping commercial software. The candidate should be a solid developer with above average design skills. The candidate should have a very keen sense of programmability, security and privacy and be willing to go the extra mile to make sure a users' data isn't compromised.

Email your resume to dareo@msft.com (replace msft with microsoft) if the above job descriptions sound like they are a good fit for you. If you have any questions about what working here is like, you can send me an email and I'll either follow up via email or my blog to answer any questions of general interest [within reason].


 

Saturday, January 28, 2006 5:48:25 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)

Thanks for the info... can you answer the last paragraph of your blog...? "Whats working here like...?"
Sunday, January 29, 2006 11:39:43 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Great - maybe you can help me then. Your great beta email program - hotmail --> live has me locked out for 3 days now. Every time i log on I get "Page cannot be displayed". I've contacted support (from the webform on MSN) and nothing yet. How the hell do I get out of this mess? Opt me out of "Live" please!!
Cody
Thursday, March 16, 2006 6:21:33 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Hello...

Wouldn't adding a personal "Live Health Manager" (which keeps a record of medicines a person is taking his doc appointments reminders etc etc ) kind of stuff be very usefull for all the users??
This definitely can be expanded extensively...

I would love to work on this kind of project...
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