Take Advice from the Seahawks in 2014

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  As we slip into the holiday season, Bing Jobs wants to help you think about your career presence in the New Year.  What is your professional brand or image at work? Coming off an action packed NFL weekend – I am more and more impressed by Russell Wilson and his presence both on and off the field.  The maturity, responsibility, and opportunity he has as a second year QB…

Seattle Geek Girl Dinner at EMP!

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Seattle Geek Girl Dinner at EMP! What do Madonna, Chrissie Hynde, Lady Gaga, and Tina Turner (among many, many others) all have in common? They rock. What do you and your female counterparts in the Seattle tech community solving tough challenges, delivering innovative solutions, and changing the world we live in for the better all have in common? You rock too. It’s time to get all these rockin’ women under…

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…

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…

What does Microsoft Advertising and the Seattle Girl Geek Dinner community have in common?

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Last Wednesday, Microsoft Advertising sponsored the 13th Seattle Girl Geek Dinner. For those of you that haven’t heard of the Girl Geek Dinner community, it was started by a woman in London, who had a vision for geeky women across the globe to have informal community that facilitated learning, networking, and fun. Liz Morgan, a Talent Strategist for the Online Services Division started the Seattle community back in 2008. This…

Why we love Seattle by Amanda P.

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At Microsoft (HQ) there are a million reasons why we love living in the Seattle area. If you are a job seeker (or if you are already interviewing with us) and are considering relocating to the Puget Sound area, here is a list from some “Microsofties” on why we love Seattle!   “Seattle is a world class city that offers a wealth of amenities”   “Can’t beat the coffee”  …

I’m Working at Microsoft and We’re Donating Imagery to OpenStreetMap!

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 I’ve super excited to tell you that I’ve accepted a position as Principal Architect at Bing Mobile and am moving to the Seattle, Washington area to work on maptastic things! Yay! Even better, Microsoft is donating access to its global orthorectified aerial imagery to help OpenStreetMappers make the map even better than it already is. OpenStreetMap, the project I founded, allows users to draw features like buildings and roads on top of…