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,…

Scouting For Talent – by Brian Christensen

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Working as a Staffing Consultant within Online Services Division here at Microsoft, I am constantly reminded that my job has a lot of similar aspects to sports and trying to put together a team that is set up to win. While watching the NBA Eastern Conference Finals this past weekend, I noticed the intricacies of what it took to put a winning team on the court. Even before teams come together, there…

Microsoft’s “Garage” incubating the future of online services

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Have you heard about The Microsoft Garage? It’s not a place to park or fix cars. The Garage is company wide initiative, compromised of a community, events, and services to foster and support grassroots innovation inside of Microsoft. In the Garage, you’ll find over 3000 people from across Microsoft who are eager to hear your ideas, provide feedback and, quite possibly, turn those ideas into reality.The Garage also offers a collection of useful…

Sit with Me: Bing sits in the red chair to support women in technology

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Last week the Online Services Division at Microsoft participated in the Sit with Me Campaign. Sit with Me was created by members of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a non-profit coalition that works to increase diversity in computing and IT. Sit with Me encourages others to learn and acknowledge the important role women play in creating future technology by taking a small but symbolic action: sit in…

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…

Microsoft Advertising’s innovative culture holds the key to defining the future of consumer ads

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    One question I am frequently asked by candidates is “what defines the culture at Microsoft Advertising and the Online Services Division?” A few words that come to mind when describing our work environment and culture are: innovation, creativity and passion. One great example of keeping the spirit of innovation alive is the “Creativity @ Microsoft Advertising” initiative that Microsoft Advertising recently kicked off. This initiative is to support…

SXSW 2012: Bing Booster presents the Bing Lot! 3 nights. 3 happy hours. Lots of technology.

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Hi y’all!   This is Amanda Papp from the Bing Staffing team. I will be attending SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas http://sxsw.com/interactive from March 9-13th.  If you are attending SXSW and interested in exploring opportunities with Bing then please email me at bingjobs@microsoft.com with “I’m Going to SXSW” in the subject line. I will reach out to you to set up a time to chat about our exciting team…

How Microsoft is empowering women to change the face of technology

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Women in technology is a hot topic in the news today. As a Staffing professional for Microsoft, and leader of the Seattle Girl Geek Community, I am always eager to read about what educators and companies are doing to encourage and promote women in science related jobs. While major strides have been made in advocating women in science, unfortunately we still face a decline in women pursuing STEM (science, technology,…