(guest post from LATAM Staffing Manager, Julie)

The longest nation in the world encompasses much of the western coast of South America and is currently one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations. It leads Latin American nations in human development, gross domestic product per capita, quality of life, political stability, globalization, economic freedom, low perception of corruption and comparatively low poverty rates.

Chile is home to the world’s largest copper producer, boasting a 200 year reserve of this important mineral, and it exports a variety of fine wines.  Geographically, Chile has everything from volcanos to plains to mountains to fjords.  The country owns a half million square miles of Antartica and the famed Easter Island pictured above. 

This beautiful country is populated by over 15 million people and home to the Microsoft office in Santiago.   Our local PFE practice is home to 6 full time dedicated Engineers and is growing quickly with the addition of two of these resources just this summer.  The Chilean team represents one of Microsoft’s most important tenants – Diversity. Whether it is gender, race, belief, heritage or work styles, the difference each of us brings to this company strengthens our culture and allows us to better reflect and connect with global customers.   The Chilean team embraces this belief and is proud to count members of other South American countries as part of their growing team. 

The PFE team in Chile is also focused on the concept of giving back.   “Chilenter” is a Chilean Organization  which is partnering with Computer Aid, the worlds largest provider of refurbished computers to developing countries.  The Microsoft PFE team are partnering with this organization to provide Project Management, Training, Database creation and tracking, messaging infrastructure and IT troubleshooting.   They are also supporting them through fundraising -  starting this past weekend, the is participating in a 375 KM cycle through the Andes. Each rider is asked to raise $4,000 for the cause which is enough to equip an entire PC lab !

The Chilean PFE team embodies the many qualities we at Microsoft are proud to hold dear.  The team is always on the looking for candidates with strong support engineering capabilities and specific experience in Development, Messaging, Sharepoint, Platforms, Security and Active Directory.  If you would like explore opportunities further, please visit our website at http://www.microsoft.com/latam/careers/