Microsoft US is recruiting in OZ

Soon Microsoft will be interviewing people from Australia and New Zealand, including interested and qualified candidates for software development positions in the USA at our corporate headquarters working on major products. 

What is a qualified candidate?

  • Someone who holds (or will complete this year) a 4 year Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree, in Computer Science or a related field
  • Someone that has very strong abilities to write code in C/C++
  • Someone that is very driven and passionate about technology, desiring to make software products that will go all over the world


The reason so many people from various disciplines come to Microsoft is because we provide the most exciting challenges in the industry. Since our inception in 1975, Microsoft’s mission has been to create software for the personal computer that empowers and enriches people in the workplace, at school and at home. Microsoft’s early vision of a computer on every desk and in every home is coupled today with a strong commitment to Internet-related technologies that expand the power and reach of the PC and its users. You can help shape the industry in nearly countless ways, all while gaining invaluable experience. Our casual environment lends itself to freer thinking and therefore, creative problem-solving. However, the coolest part of all is the diversity of jobs. You’re guaranteed not to be bored.

We invite you to join us as we move toward the .NET age, the next generation of our products. You could create a world of change in one of these pivotal, Redmond, Washington USA area positions in the Microsoft product groups. Here is a list of the core positions we will be looking to fill.

Software Design Engineer (SDE): You’re the keeper of the code. SDEs put all their technical talents and creativity to the test as they develop next generation applications, operating systems and tools, just to name a few. Using C, C++, and C#, you will be building products from the ground up, writing code that turns concepts into new technologies and next-generation services. Your code is secure, robust, scalable, and efficient. It’s an opportunity to explore new technical realms and leave a lasting technical legacy.

Responsibilities: Construct data structure and algorithms; write quality code; explore innovative technical solutions; test and debug code; contribute to feature definition and design; examine feature feasibility and estimate development time; work with team to meet deadlines.

Skill set: Strong C/C++/C# (preferably more than 3 years of programming experience); complex problem solving; creativity and innovation; passion for writing code/technical excellence; broad knowledge of computer science fundamentals; ability to think “outside the box”; drive for results.

Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET): You build it to break it. SDETs are developers who design, develop and maintain automation systems—often expandable suites containing multiple automation programs—to be used by the development and test teams. SDETs are responsible for utilizing innovative test technologies to develop a product’s testing strategy, and for facilitating the creation and execution of automated test suites across a diverse set of technologies. SDETs enjoy tremendous job variety and the opportunity to design wide-reaching tools.

Responsibilities: Design and develop tool architecture; write automation systems and device drivers; author test plans and cases; conduct security and stress tests; debug at source level; identify, investigate, and prioritize.

Skill set: Strong C/C++/C# proficiency (preferably more than 3 years of programming experience); Visual Basic experience; complex problem solving; creativity and innovation; passion for writing code/technical excellence; methodical approach; relentless attention to detail; persuasion and conflict management; drive for results.

There are multiple positions open, so please share the information with someone as good as you are.

All positions are at our corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington, USA. If you are interested, please email your CV to

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer.