Challenges of Testing Data – Is it Really 73°F in Seattle right now? – by Cyril Bouanna

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Cyril Bounanna is a Senior Development Lead for the Bing Data Quality and Measurement Team.  Today he presents to us a real-life scenario that software engineers and testers encounter when they are building Bing. *** Software engineers have developed a lot of expertise and solutions to assess code quality. From static analysis to E2E automation, performance benchmarks, or search relevance, we know how to verify if our code does the right…

Why Should You Talk to a Recruiter, You Ask? I’ll Tell You – by Andrea LaCoy

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I think that everyone would agree with the statement that we live in a world that is ever changing and always evolving. The standard way of doing things in the past are being replaced with the better, faster, more efficient versions and this can been seen in almost everything we do. Making a career change is no exception. Gone are the days of reading the ‘Want Ads’ in the newspaper,…

Management Excellence – by Eugenia Sawa

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As we head into the NBA Finals, my mind turns to Erik Spoelstra and the unique situation he is in.  With the finals starting tonight, I think about how Erik Spoelstra’s role as head coach of the Miami Heat, a team of very strong individual players each with their own strengths translates to the world of high technology and people management. Understand your players – Understand your team – how…

Want to change the world? Want to make the web a better place? Microsoft Global Foundation Services (GFS) is hiring rock star Network Engineers – by Kay Kelison

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Does being an integral member of the team that is building out the Microsoft cloud for hundreds of millions of daily users sound exciting to you? Are you passionate, high energy and do you have a desire to help build the network that powers the world’s largest online services? GFS is responsible for delivering over 200 Microsoft web portals, Live and Online Services around the world including infrastructure, security and…

Twitter chat with Bing’s Staffing team and get real time answers on jobs, the Bing culture, and tips on how to interview!

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On Friday, March 30th at 10am/pst, the Bing Staffing team is having a twitter chat up! What is a twitter chat up you ask?  Twitter chats are scheduled gatherings of people on Twitter to discuss pretty much anything that interests them, using a #hashtag to keep track of the conversation. This is a great opportunity to ask the Bing Staffing team any questions you have regarding job opportunities with Bing and the…

Notes of a Multimedia Enthusiast

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I’m Justin – skier, development lead, rock climber, multimedia enthusiast.   I started out as an intern on the Search team with the monumental task to create a prototype for Video Search.  It was a challenging project – working across the stack with web 2.0, index serving, multimedia processing and content discovery.  Since then, I’ve been hooked!   After graduating, I joined the Multimedia team full time in 2006 right…

Meet – Dave with Global Foundation Services (GFS)

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Hi, my name is Dave.  I am based out of our Mountain View location and am a Group Manager in the Global Networking Services Implementation team within the Global Foundations Services organization.     Our team builds network infrastructure to ensure that BOS enterprise customers have the required capacity and bandwidth requirements to support new growth. The teams maintain responsibility for deploying to GNS architectural standards ensuring repeatable processes and…

More great talent joining Bing: Steve Coast

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Steve Coast joined Microsoft in November 2010 as a Principal Architect.   Steve founded OpenStreetMap in 2004 which is a free and open map of the world.  He also co-founded CloudMade in 2008 that monetizes the map as values moves upstream.  Take a look at Steve’s OpenStreetMap talk at Location Strategies San Jose 2011.  http://www.stevecoast.com/talks.html  

Introducing J.J. – Bing Test Lead

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 Hey bloggers!  My name is J.J. and I’m a Test Lead on the Autopilot team within Bing.  Have you ever wondered how a massively distributed search engine is built, monitored, and maintained?  So did I several years ago when I joined the Bing team (back before it was actually called Bing).  My team and I work on testing one of the biggest, baddest, and most highly distributed software applications on…

Meet Andrea -A Software Engineer for Bing’s Index Server Team – By Amanda Papp

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  My name is Andrea and I’m a software developer on the Bing Index Server team.  We own the platform that responds to searches on Bing.  It’s our job to make as much of the web available as possible to people searching on Bing, makes those searches fast and reliable, and support a platform that supports continuous improvement to search results.  I’d guess the index serve development team is about…