The Excel/Access Services and Access teams have open test and PM positions for individuals who are smart and have passion for data applications. This is a great opportunity to have millions of people use your work every single day while working for one of the best teams at Microsoft (I'm not biased :-)). Additionally, the benefits are first rate. Nine years ago a recruiter called and asked if I was interested in working at Microsoft. Since that time, I have loved every minute of my experience. Working at Microsoft is fun if you enjoy huge challenges and working with brilliant people (I personally, just do my best to keep up).

 

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If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, click the email button at the top of the page and send me a short email. I will put you in direct contact with our recruiter. 

 

Excel and Access Services, Program Manager - (reporting to ME!)

Job Code: 177032

Do you want to create software as a service inside Office that could impact the life of everyone you know? Are you passionate about creating elegant software that is simple, easy to use, and fast? Help unleash the long tail of data applications to millions of people. We’re focused on usability and design to thrill customers with regular releases of valuable features leveraging Web 2.0 principles.

The Access and Excel Services team is beginning work to design massively scalable services that will change the nature and cost of solutions delivered to enterprises, small business, and consumers. We are looking for an experienced Program Manager that has designed web user experiences and shipped software to the web. Responsibilities include identifying customer scenarios; designing features; writing high-quality, detailed feature specifications; and working with developers, testers, product planners, usability engineers, designers, and with other teams at Microsoft to drive features from start to finish. We require a minimum of five years of Program Management experience, with at least one complete cycle shipping software to the web. Knowledge of web technologies such as CSS, AJAX, DHTML, XML, RSS and JavaScript, as well as experience working with hosted services is required. Must have demonstrated skills in writing specifications and strong communication skills. A BA/BS or MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent. A background building data applications and Excel spreadsheets is a plus.

 

Excel and Access Services, Software Development Engineer in Test

Job Code: 176917, 176919

Want to be a part of the team that builds the next generation of web-based technologies that integrate and complement rich client products like Excel and Access?

The Excel and Access services team is looking for a talented tester who has a passion for technology and a strong desire to grow. Opportunities include working closely with development and program management to build version two of Excel Services (Read more about V1 here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms517343.aspx) as well as develop new services to compliment our Access client functionality. Primary responsibilities include being the primary test owner of a set of features, finding bugs, and automating test cases.

We are looking for candidates who have good testing prowess and solid coding skills. Candidates should have 3-5 years of software testing experience in a professional environment, a BS in Computer Science or comparable experience in the software industry, strong technical and project leadership abilities, and solid cross team communication skills. In addition knowledge of C#, AJAX, databases, web services and related technologies are an advantage.

 

Excel, Software Development Engineer in Test

Job Code: 174686, 175079

Do you use Excel? Do you love Excel? Is it your favorite Microsoft Office application?! How would you like to test it?!

Excel is one of the most successful software products of all time. We are currently looking for solid SDETs to join our group and work on the next version of Excel.

Do you love technical challenges? Do you like working in a great environment - with managers who recognize and promote potential? Do you thrive on big challenges and huge returns? If so, you should consider the Excel Test group. You will be given much responsibility and the opportunities to learn and grow. You will be joining a very solid, experienced group with an extremely high bar. A group that encourages and rewards working together and making others better.

We are looking for candidates who have good testing prowess and solid coding skills, and want to develop their database\OLAP skills. Candidates should have a minimum of 1- 2 years of software testing experience in a professional environment, BS in Computer Science or comparable experience in the software industry. In addition knowledge of VB/VBA/VB.Net/C#, XML or XML/A, Excel (pivot tables), MDX, and SQL/OLAP technologies are a plus.

 

Access, Software Development Engineer in Test

Job Code: 177491

Would you like to be a part of a dynamic, technically excellent team that is responsible for Office database solutions and the engine behind them? Are you passionate about database technologies and a true customer advocate? Are you looking for a place where you can use your technical skills and creativity? Look no further: The Office Access Test team is the place for you.

We are a team of talented and very technical engineers who are passionate about our product and our customers. We have a broad user base and have made large investments to grow the base, starting with the addition of many ease of use features as well as extensive SharePoint integration. Our work environment is built on good partnerships across all of Test and with Development and PM as well. Morale is great with a sense of pride in the work we have done and continue to accomplish. We own the database engine that Access relies on (formerly Jet), and the entire Access product. In addition we also own the SharePoint Datasheet and have recently acquired ownership of Programmability features for all of Office. The next version of Access will embrace Web 2.0 technologies, while continuing to build on our push toward ease of use for the consumer and deeper SharePoint integration.

We have been able to do some exciting innovative test tool work which we have applied for patents on. One of these is a service for accounts management that is available for all Office teams; another is our resource generator, which has helped us to achieve parity in our automation across language platforms. We are a team that acknowledges individuals for their strengths and contributions; we work to help team members to achieve their career goals.

We are looking for talented, motivated and energetic people with a solid track record. Good programming skills in C#/C++, strong computer science fundamentals and good testing aptitude are a Must. Knowledge of, or experience with, database internals, especially Access or SQL Server, are a definite plus. MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience requested.

We have several positions open and are eager to hire people who want to make a difference. Be sure to apply!

 

Excel and Access Services, Lead Software Development Engineer in Test

Job Code: 177679

Are you interested in working on the team building the next generation of web-based technologies that extend Excel and Access to servers and the web?

The Excel and Access services team is looking for a talented test lead to manage our performance, automation and server test tools team. We have just shipped version one of Excel services and are beginning to build version two of our product (Read more about V1 here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms517343.aspx) as well as develop new services to compliment our Access client functionality. We are currently looking for a strong lead candidate with experience in hosted services and/or server performance and scalability testing.

Primary responsibilities include:

· Collaborating with development and program management to build our performance, scalability and stress test plans.
· Manage and develop our test platform for automation, performance and stress testing.
· Hiring strong SDETs, growing and maintaining a healthy team.
· Mentoring and fostering individual contributor career growth.
· Measuring, analyzing and communicating performance and availability metrics and test status.
· Working closely with team leads to drive test strategy across the product group.

Candidates should have 3-5 years of management experience in a professional environment, a BS in Computer Science or comparable experience in the software industry, strong technical and project leadership abilities, and solid cross team communication skills. In addition knowledge of ACT, OCRACOKE, C#, AJAX, databases, web services and related technologies are an advantage.