Avalon, XAML, Metro, Express Apps, Indigo, ... a veritable candy store of next-generation technologies, and the chance to work closely with Karsten and Tim on our most exciting Technology Adoption Program (TAP). 

 

The position posting is here:

http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?jobid=f822dad4-7116-4a6d-9235-0f0499e97a99

 

Do you love helping companies change their business with agenda-setting uses of software?  Are you a voracious learner, devouring new technologies and industry trends with an unabashedly geeky enthusiasm?  Can you quickly digest your learnings into pragmatic, succinct suggestions that help CxO decision makers meet their particular business objectives?  If so, join our team to evangelize Longhorn and WinFX as part of the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division.

You’ll work with leading companies and the latest technologies to identify, develop, and drive strategic engagements that demonstrate the business value of key Microsoft platform technologies.  You’ll be responsible for delivering:

  • Early, high-impact customer wins that demonstrate the value of building solutions using our latest platform capabilities
  • Compelling demos, presentations, and case studies that prepare field evangelists to create their own customer successes
  • Clear implementation guidance for top-of-mind scenarios
  • Critical feedback that helps product teams improve our platform
  • Community engagement (e.g. blogs, webcasts, videos, events, newsletters) that build awareness and excitement

From a day-to-day work perspective, you’ll:

  • Focus on opportunities that influence an industry, value chain or ecosystem
  • Qualify and select engagements that can execute quickly and set an agenda for the industry
  • Collaborate with product teams, architect evangelists, and field sales to flesh out prescriptive guidance for technical decision makers
  • Leverage resources across Microsoft’s commercial sector teams, evangelism teams, product teams, and account teams to execute quickly and effectively
  • Go deep to resolve technical problems and how-to questions experienced in early engagements

Your primary technology focus will be the new presentation subsystem codenamed Avalon.  It combines an advanced display system with a managed-code framework and declarative markup language.  By unifying the way documents, media, and user interface elements are rendered, Avalon enables developers and designers to create visually-stunning user experiences that are simple to develop and deploy.  Your job is to help partners exploit the opportunities presented by these Longhorn-wave technologies.

To be successful, you’ll need the following skills:

  • Solid technical background and development experience on the Windows platform
  • Ability to grasp quickly strategic customer/partner business objectives and to articulate an engagement plan that addresses these objectives.
  • Methodical approach with good organizational skills to manage multiple opportunities and projects concurrently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and listening skills.
  • A blend of curiosity, creativity, persistence, commitment, passion and optimism