Pauline’s Journey to Global Foundation Services (GFS)

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When I was first contacted by a corporate recruiter on professional network/career website, the first thing I thought was:  is this a joke…construction contract management at Microsoft?  When I learned that Microsoft is heavily involved in constructing and operating data centers domestically and worldwide, I was hooked.    With my educational background (Juris Doctor & Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business, and an undergraduate degree in…

Newbie in GFS

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By: AshleyJ Webster defines “new blood” as persons who are accepted into a group or organization and are expected to provide fresh ideas and vitality. Those are pretty high expectations; but I’m up for the challenge as I finish up my second week as a recruiter in Global Foundation Services. I’m actually not quite a newbie to Microsoft – I joined the organization in February 2010 in the HR Trax…

MEET DAVID LOW from the Microsoft Operations Center!

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Why Microsoft?   Prior to joining Microsoft in July of 2010, I had done 3 tours of duty for other Silicon Valley companies.  I first came down during the dotcom gold rush working for @Home Networks, which later became Excite@Home.  I then moved to eBay which was still seeing massive growth.  We expanded globally and acquired several companies such as PayPal.   I then spent a short period of time at…

Interested in Microsoft? Let us know. More interview tips by Amanda Matthews

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The most frustrating thing as a recruiter is to bring in a qualified candidate that does a poor job conveying his or her interest in Microsoft.  I often hear from hiring managers, “this candidate doesn’t know anything about our business” or “the candidate didn’t seem very interested in the role.”  Often candidates get so caught up in selling their qualification and abilities that they forget to convey their interest in…

Christina Koehn: UX Designer for Bing

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Christina Koehn is a UX Designer for Bing. Her team’s mission is to create a beautiful, usable and memorable experience for Bing. They also strive to be one step ahead of the competition in the search space, and create innovative design solutions that go above and beyond the traditional paradigms of search engines. Christina’s role on the team is to design and drive implementation of visual systems across Bing. Christina…

A CSG to FTE Bing Design Success Story! by Stephanie

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I joined Bing Design team in April of this year (2011) as a user experience and visual designer. The design team works directly with user research and editorial to create the visual presentation and user experience of bing.com (including, that beautiful, interactive, home page). For 2 years prior to joining Bing, I was a contract designer for Microsoft’s Interactive Experience Business creating information + publication design - so moving to Bing…

Meet Sharat-Finance Rotational Analyst turned Product Manager

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Coming out of college studying finance and marketing, I realized I didn’t want to go the typical investment banking route after talking to mentors and friends that had gone that way.  I instead wanted to land at a place that taught me what it took to actually build a product with enormous reach and to run a business around it.  So after graduating from the University of Michigan, I ended…

Testing in the Ad Platform BI Team by Lisa Liu

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My name is Lisa, and I am the test manager for the Ad Platform Business Intelligence team.  I have been with Microsoft for 7 years and have been with the Ad Platform BI team for the past three and half years.  I worked in the Exchange Server team for 4 years since joining Microsoft. Prior to that, I worked in IBM as a Java JDK developer for 5 years in…

Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Bing Testing by Ken Johnston

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  We don’t share everything about the internals of how Bing operates but we have publicly shared with the world that Bing has its own version of Hadoop (also similar to Map Reduce/Google File System) that we call Cosmos and shared that we have multiple Petabytes of data on this data cloud.   One of the interesting things to think about is what testers can do to improve quality when they…

Search Ads is Hiring!

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The Creative Asset Management UI is working on re-architecting the front-end of our storage platform to support the fast changing nature of the advertising business. Our vision is to enable our users to rapidly innovate on new ad products, targeting multi-channel and multi-device, from web, mobile, all the way to the future such as Windows 8. Leveraging the latest ASP.NET MVC and jQuery technologies, our system will be able to…