By May 20, 2009

Zune services coming to Windows Mobile 7 all but confirmed

image I Started Something have uncovered another job advert from Microsoft that reveals a little more confirmation that Zune services are coming with Windows Mobile 7. Lets be honest without them Windows Mobile 7 will not appeal to the consumer which is where it needs to head. Now Microsoft have finally realised that Business types do have a life outside of work and just because you wear a suit doesn’t mean you can’t wear headphones (with a 3.5mm plug) and enjoy music and entertainment on one device.

The key part of the advert asks for someone to “Collaborate with partners such as Outlook Mobile, Database, Zune, Shell, and OS. Deliver detailed specifications for the technical architecture of the system. Help mentor other members on the Dev team.

The full advert is after the break.

Job Title: Software Development Engineer

Job Category: Software Development

Product: Windows Mobile

Date Posted: 05/15/2009

Job Code: 256248

Location: WA – Redmond

Travel Required:

The Mobile Devices division is Microsoft’s fastest growing, most cutting edge, and most competitive business. Windows Mobile 7 is a huge, important bet for the company and the team has benefitted from a recent influx of senior talent from around the company. Our users buy Windows Mobile devices to manage all parts of their work and personal lives through the use of phone, email, IM, SMS, calendar, contacts, photo sharing, and access to social networks. “Communications” is the Windows Mobile 7 team that owns that experience end to end from phone to connectivity to Windows Live and Exchange services. Millions of Windows Mobile customers all around the world use what we build in this team every day.

The Communications Foundations team is the engine room that powers these social experiences – the team builds the connectors and Unified Storage models that power all the social & communications experiences for WM7. The team is at the center of the rich change in how communications is happening, driven by the rapid shifts in social networking – Live wave 4, Facebook, Twitter etc. The team is looking for an experienced developer to drive how we enable exciting, new market-changing scenarios based on top of the Unified Store. You will help architect, design and build capabilities to enable these new end-to-end scenarios, and drive a clear model/view separation in our architecture.

Candidates must have a track record for delivering complete, high-quality design and implementation and have an aptitude for driving features across divisions and groups. Technical passion, cross-group partnership skills, and aptitude for design are the most important competencies. In addition, as this is the core underlying platform technology, you should deal well with ambiguity and have the ability to help define clear goals and keep them in focus. Prior experience with Database technologies and Windows Mobile is not required, but highly desired. This position requires 5 years of experience as a developer driving detailed feature design on a commercial product.

Deliver core platform technology to internal and external partners. Effectively design, schedule, build and deliver on a v1 product and existing products. Collaborate with partners such as Outlook Mobile, Database, Zune, Shell, and OS. Deliver detailed specifications for the technical architecture of the system. Help mentor other members on the Dev team.
Qualifications include the following:
Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent
5+ years of relevant software development experience in C/C++
5+ Object-oriented design, and Win32 API is required.
Experience with end-to-end ownership of a technical product area through at least one complete product cycle.

Experience with multi-threaded designs.
Experience with one or more of the following is preferred: Database, Line of Business object model, API Design, ISV’s interactions, Windows Mobile or equivalent mobile operations systems
This product will involve working closely with internal and external teams, so good collaboration and communication skills are required.
Mobile Jobs, WMJOBS, WMCOM

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