Well, maybe not at first glance.

But, the fine folks over at Mattel are letting the public vote on what Barbie's - culture maven and icon - next big career move will be. Options range from architect to environmentalist to...computer engineer! Which Microsoft certainly has a lot in common with. In fact, we at CSS hire plenty of engineers from Support Engineers, Software Developers, Testers, Premier Field Engineers, and so on and so forth. Microsoft also has a passion around hiring from a variety of experiences and backgrounds, keeping our workplace diverse and full of fresh ideas. What better way to teach young girls (and their brothers) that it's cool to be a geek? In the past Barbie has held such esteemed positions as astronaut, rock star, race car driver, and Olympic athlete. Sounds to us like computer engineer is the logical next step in her career!