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Microsoft hiring engineers for Windows Phone camera – “The best you will ever own”

Microsoft is hiring! Looking to bolster the camera tech inside its Windows Phones, the Washington tech-titan seeks to address the growing-trend of smartphones over digital cameras as the shooter of choice for pocket gadget fans.


Many of us choose to use our mobile rather than a dedicated digital camera, because the spec on some of our in-built cameras can produced stunning imagery – this is particularly renowned with Windows Phones. Microsoft including a dedicated camera button from the lock screen and snap-friendly features which have been borrowed and adapted by makers of Android-packing mobiles and even Apple’s iPhone.

The vacancy for the ambitious role of “Software Development Engineer in Test – Windows Phone (771999) Job” asks the following:

Do you want to help shape the future of mobile technology? The Windows Phone division is Microsoft’s fastest growing business where we are building the next version of Windows Phone. One of the areas that we are investing heavily is the camera experience where we intend to make the “Window Phone the best camera you will ever own”.

The listing continues: “The Windows Phone division is creating a phone experience that is personal, relevant, connected and FUN! Do you care about the quality of the memories that you are capturing with your phone? We are looking for a VERY strong SDET to join our team and help bring our big vision to life.”

It’s no secret that Microsoft is vigilante about issuing “tough, but fair” hardware requirements to its host manufacturers for Windows Phone 7.5, aka “Mango” – Demanding at least a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash and an optional front facing camera it seems the requirements for a potential engineer is of equally high expectation.

Qualifications required include Bachelor’s degree or higher in a Computer Science, 5 years of experience developing and testing software and Strong coding skills in C# or C/C++.

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