patterns & practices is hiring!

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, Windows 8, Windows Phone 7, and WPF.  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:

Building modern mobile web apps – Building great mobile experiences based on device capabilities and feature detection.

Wasabi and Topaz – Enterprise Library 5.0 Integration Pack for Windows Azure – Creating highly resilient and scalable Windows Azure applications with auto-scaling and transient fault handling.

Developing an Advanced Windows Phone 7.5 App that Connects to the Cloud – Building a Windows Phone 7.5 that integrates with Windows Azure-based services.

Building Testable Windows Phone Applications – How to easily build testable Windows Phone 7.5 applications.

The CQRS Journey Project – Applying the Command and Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) and Event Sourcing (ES) patterns for building scalable applications on Windows Azure.

Building Metro-style applications in C++/XAML. – Applying your C++ knowledge in building Windows 8 Metro-style applications with C++/XAML.


Where do I apply?

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

Sr. Software Development Engineer - 797347

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 in working for p&p.  You can email me directly as well at bob dot brumfield at micro… dot com.