In queste ore è apparso sulle pagine di monster.com un annuncio di lavoro molto “particolare”, in grado di far nascere indiscrezioni di ogni genere sulla rete mondiale. Microsoft sta cercando programmatori di talento da inserire nel team di sviluppo di quello che sarà HALO per la prossima generazione di console, presumibilmente l’Xbox 720. La casa di Redmond si sta già muovendo nel futuro con l’accoppiata console e killer application?
Microsoft: Program Manager
Microsoft?s new Halo Studio team is looking for a technical and highly talented program manager to work with an engineering team to help define the next generation of gaming software technology. As part of a next generation team, you’ll be instrumental in helping to lead the development of the engine that will power future experiences for the next generation of gaming platforms. You will work closely with the software architect and the senior development team behind this critical new effort. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with artists, designers, and other creative functions within MGS to ensure that we are building the best possible platform for content creators. You will also work to ensure we are building collaborative efforts with expertise available across the company, including the Xbox platform team and Microsoft Research.
Successful candidates will be highly-motivated self-starters, with a strong technical background and a tremendous passion for games. Expertise with DirectX, Xbox SDK, leading content-creation packages, or other games-related technology, or a track-record in shipping technically challenging entertainment titles is a significant advantage. Although you will not be required to write code, the ability to read C++ or C# and engage in technical discussions about development issues will also be extremely valuable.
Microsoft offers an excellent benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vacation, employee stock purchase plan, and 401k, plus some great extras including: our 24-hour nurse line, stay fit program, product discounts, and paid infant care leave. All part of our commitment to our most important asset: our employees. For more information about life at Microsoft, please visit our careers website.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.