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,…

Featuring Chris Hanaoka from MSG

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My name is Chris Hanaoka and I lead software development for the infrastructure organization that powers Microsoft’s online services. Talk about a dream job! I’m surrounded by really, really smart people that I get to learn from every day. I have the opportunity to contribute to cutting edge technology. Everything is at an insanely massive scale. And I get to build solutions that I’m proud of!   Our team is…

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…

Meet Sudhakar – Ad Platform Relevance and Revenue Test Manager

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  Sudhakar has been with Microsoft for 12 years and has been with Ad platform team for about 2 years. He has spent all his career in Microsoft in large scale online services. He is currently working in the Relevance and Ranking team shipping algorithms to help improve revenue, and manages a team of about 40 people at this time. Working in the AdCenter test team is a great challenge. …