By March 14, 2009

Windows Mobile 7 “not just a me-too iPhone”

image An advert has been posted by Microsoft for a Principal Development Manager on the Windows Mobile 7 team and this is what Microsoft are looking for:-

Do you have a passion for the mobile space? Enjoy big challenges, working with and learning from a high-performance team? Do you want to be part of driving the next big business for the company?

Windows Mobile 7 will change the way you view your phone. We aren’t just building a me-too iPhone or RIM competitor; we’re changing the way customers use and experience their device. In the OS Platform team we are responsible for the OS, file systems, security, hardware platforms and drivers, networking & connectivity, location framework and updateability. In other words, we build the foundation upon which the rest of Windows Mobile is built.
As Development Manager for the Core System, you will have both ICs and Leads reporting to you, with a team of approximately 20 developers. As part of a matrix style organization, you will work closely in a triad with your PM and test counterparts. Specific areas of ownership include the kernel, file systems, security, loader, and device management.

Your job will entail:
Building and leading a high performance team
Owning and driving the core os (kernel, file systems, security, and device management) features and roadmap for Windows Mobile
Defining an engineering system that can scale to large organizations and span multiple releases.
Driving quality and performance into the core platform.
Mentoring your organization and building a strong bench and successor.

Qualified candidates should posses:
8+ years shipping MSFT products, with experience working through the full product cycle from initial design to final product delivery
Minimum 5 years of people management experience, ideally with a portion of that in a manager of managers role
Strong design, coding and debugging skills
Passion for product quality and excellence of the engineering system and work environment
Strong technical, leadership, written and verbal communication, and team collaboration skills
Understanding of OS fundamentals and low level system design.
BA/BS or MS degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline (preferred)

So there you go, Windows Mobile 7 sounds kind of interesting, the statement we are not building a me-too iPhone clone or Rim competitor is a rather interesting statement, again though we shall see how quickly this comes to fruition as we now look forward to the Palm Pre, iPhone 3.0, new and improved Android devices, if Microsoft don’t give us any wow factor with seven then it could be all over. What do you think?

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