A job advertisement has recently been posted as part of Microsoft's Windows Phone division and it hints at a new project that the company is currently working on. While the details were light for obvious reasons, the advert claims that the Windows Phone division is in the midst of planning a top secret project, with the goal to disrupt the relevant market.
According to WMPU, the job, which is opening in Redmond, has been given a name of "Software Development Engineer in Test" and was posted earlier today on Microsoft's Career website. From first glance, the project that they appear to be fast tracking, will be in development stage by the end of August this year. The job description as posted on Microsoft's website:
Wish you were part of a team whose charter is to create experiences our customers simply can’t live without? Are you excited when you see a user experience that delights customers? We are a team working on a top secret project inside the Windows Phone division. Our mission…GO BIG! DISRUPT THE MARKET!
We can’t give you many details on this JD, but I can assure you we have a passionate group of engineers charged and ready to take on the challenge. It’s a v1 feature set and we are completing planning in 1 month, so timing is perfect. We are looking for an experienced SDET to play the role of product line customer advocate. In this role you would be on point to work with product planning, design, UX research and the feature team to glue pieces of feature together and build delighting user experiences. As an experienced SDET you will be guiding the team towards the key set of scenarios and technologies we should be using to innovate and go beyond the typical feature testing.
Come make our product sing to customers! It’s a chance to see your work showcased by millions of customers for years to come
There is some speculation that the project Microsoft is working on will involve the creation of a secure instant messaging client that would be suitable for governmental or high security clearance use. The BlackBerry IM software uses a secure connection which has upset some countries because of the increased difficulty to spy on messages, but could Microsoft be developing something similar?
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