Become a patterns & practices Developer!

I have an opening on the patterns & practices team for a developer.

Patterns & practices works towards helping those developing on the Microsoft platforms more successful.  We produce books, reference implements, and libraries that help people in developing web, client, and mobile applications.  You can find out more what p&p does and how we do on our dev center.

p&p Team RoomAs a p&p developer you will have the opportunity to work on a number of projects throughout the year.  Our projects run between two and six months in length and focus on the latest Microsoft (and related) technology stacks:  ASP.Net MVC, HTML5, Javascript, Azure, Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone 7, and SharePoint.  You will work with other talented developers, program managers, testers, and writers in an agile process to help customers better understand how to solve specific challenges and help communicate those solutions.

You will get opportunities to meet and talk with customers most weeks, as well as presenting at our yearly p&p symposium and other conferences.  Developers also typically blog, deliver podcasts, and engage in discussions with our customers on our Codeplex forums.

If you were at p&p this year you could have worked on:

Enterprise Library Silverlight Integration Pack (in progress) – Enabling relevant portions of the Enterprise Library to the Silverlight space, including validation, logging, and exception handling.

Web Client Guidance (upcoming) – Focusing on building web applications with ASP.Net MVC 3, the Razor View Engine, HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery.

Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide – Developing Windows Phone 7 applications that interact with Azure.

Developing Applications for the Cloud – Developing applications on the Microsoft Windows Azure platform.

Prism 4 – Building guidance for developing applications on Silverlight and WPF and Windows Phone 7 using MVVM and modular design concepts.

Parallel Programming with Microsoft .NET – Approaches and patterns to introducing parallel execution into your code.

Where do I apply?

If you’re interested, you can apply through the Microsoft Careers site.  The posting is:

Software Development Engineer - 746816

This position expects the candidate to work out of the Redmond office.  When you apply be sure to let the recruiter know you’re interested in this specific position and working for p&p.  You can email me directly as well at bob dot brumfield at micro… dot com.