We're looking for a strong software developer in the Raleigh/Durham, NC area.  The job posting hasn't propogated out to the public Microsoft career listings web site yet so here's the job description:

Are you passionate about delivering on the vision of “Connected Entertainment”? Do you dream about having a mobile phone based entertainment experience powered by a compelling entertainment service? If yes, come join our team and build the next generation of entertainment experiences!

Our team is embarking on the mission to create a “Connected Entertainment” experience that spans the PC and devices. To complete this vision, we must ensure that the “Connected Entertainment” experience is available on mobile phones - the most ubiquitous, most personal and most used devices in the world. We are a rapidly growing, V1 product team with great opportunities for motivated individuals!

We are looking for an exceptional Senior Software Design Engineer (SDE) to lead the design and delivery of distributed services in the cloud for our team. You will drive technical product design across a wide set of feature areas and create detailed design specifications. You’ll write scalable, robust, reliable, secure, and high performance server code for our mobile platform. You’ll also work closely with design, PM and test teams to drive execution of these features.

The ideal candidate would meet the following requirements:
- Minimum 6+ years of development experience with proficiency in C#/C++/C with proven skills in design and product architecture
- Experience in building and shipping consumer facing products across multiple product cycles
- Experience building highly scalable distributed server products.
- Experience delivering web services, scalable data stores and related technologies are a strong plus (SQL, WCF, ASP.Net)
- Great problem solving skills and high intellectual horsepower
- Strong passion for media and entertainment
- Excellent written and verbal communication and cross group collaboration skills
- A BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering and/or equivalent industry experience is preferred

If this position interests you please contact ncdevjob@microsoft.com