We are now pretty used to Microsoftâ€™s press releases as job posts, and the latest one again confirms Microsoftâ€™s aim to bring the Windows Mobile media and gaming experience up from its current dismal experience.
The job, which is for a senior software engineer, speaks to cutting edge user experiences in music and video, killer photo capture and sharing experience and a great gaming experience in the next release of Windows Mobile (presumably 7), and also asks for XAML experience, which is usually associated with a Silverlight-based UI.
The job post is below:
SENIOR SDE(706388 -External)
Job Category: Software Engineering: Development
Location: United States, WA, Redmond
Job ID: 706388
Product: Windows Mobile
Division: Entertainment & Devices Division
The Windows Mobile Phone Entertainment team is looking for a Software Development Engineer to help us through our next big release.
We are looking for an experienced UI developer to work on the next-generation of Windows Phone products.
Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) developing features for the phone that drive the joy and fun of using the device. This role will work on cutting edge User Experiences – touching everything from music and video experiences to killer photo capture and sharing experiences to great mobile gaming experiences. Feature development includes designing, coding and unit testing for one of the technical areas as well as ensuing that the end to end solution is complete and fantastic.
If you feel that mobile computing is the future for our industry – come help us win!!
Qualifications: Strong analytical, design and C++ programming/debugging, Win32 UI, and COM required, Mobile (CE) development skills are desired as well as XAML experience.
At least unlike other posts, this one speaks of existing projects rather than initiating new ones, which gives hope that this important work is already underway.
See the job listing here.