Microsoft is now hiring for its Windows and Devices Group’s Windows Mobile team. Redmond recently published two job vacancies on its Microsoft Careers website. The company is hiring a Senior Program Manager, and a Program Manager to work on the Windows Mobile team.
By looking at the job description for the Senior Program Manager vacancy, it seems like Microsoft is looking for someone who’s main responsibility would be to “justify and prioritize the feature set against the vision and strategy.” The description states that the program manager would have to work with the hardware team along with other partners in the company to “define the strategy.”
“Do you obsess over best customer experience and are you a self-starter? Are you excited by working with the latest innovations in hardware and devices? Windows Mobile team is looking for an experienced Senior Program Manager help drive the communication experiences to mobile devices, improve the user experience, meet enterprise and operator requirements. In this role, you will work with partners across the company including the hardware team to define the strategy, define the deliver the communication experience.”
The job description for the Program Manager is slightly different, and it mostly focuses on the security and enterprise side of things:
“Our team is looking for a technical Program Manager to drive the design and delivery of core client platform features on Windows Mobile. You will be contributing to a wide range of Mobile platform features, from device management, updatability, security features and drivers to managing quality flights and customer communication. You will be part of a strong team that will execute on the high priority platform feature for Windows Mobile that will be used by our Enterprise partners, OEMs and consumers.”
Microsoft hiring new program managers for the Windows Mobile team is certainly quite interesting. The company didn’t deliver any major updates to Windows 10 Mobile in the past year or so, but it is working on a major update for Windows 10 Mobile. Redmond is currently working on some major improvements for Continuum for phones, and that’s expected to arrive with Windows 10 ‘Redstone 3’ update later this year. The software giant is also working on Andromeda that aims to merge the different shells in Windows 10 to offer a consistent and truly universal experience across Windows 10 PCs, Mobile devices, and more.