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Microsoft Development Center Serbia is looking for a Program Menager

 

Microsoft Program Manager (PM) is a member of a software engineering team. The main focus of a PM is to make sure they build software that their customers will use and love.

Microsoft PM is a position with similar roles to those of a product manager, technical product manager, or a product owner in other international software companies. It is important to note that it is a technical role, not a role in marketing or sales, although it does have elements of evangelization and marketing. Microsoft PM is not a project manager role, so project management skills or certifications are not required, although they could help PMs in their everyday work.

All candidates with industry experience as well as recent university graduates can become Microsoft PMs.

Responsibilities

  • Meet regularly with engineering peers to design solutions, review engineering progress, solve problems, and validate solutions.
  • Create schedules and project plans to keep your team on track.
  • Validate results through hands-on testing, measurement, and evaluation.
  • Coordinate complex hardware and software projects with internal and external partners, and work with them to resolve platform hardware, software, and service issues.s
  • Communicate project and program status to peers and executives.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor or equivalent university degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or related technical discipline.
  • Strong technical background and understanding of software engineering principles, with demonstrated ability to come up with solutions and conquer new technical domains.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit – being self-starter, finisher and sociable player with a “can do” attitude.
  • Experience with sensor hardware, drivers and firmware.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • A high tolerance for ambiguity and change.
  • Excellent design and problem-solving skills.

Their process for Program Manager position usually consists of homework problem and interviews (for candidates who do homework problem the best). However, they might ask you to do a written programming test at the beginning of this process in addition.

Please submit your up-to-date CV and cover letter explaining why you would like to work with them until 31.august 2018. You may send them as two attachments to mdcsjobs@microsoft.com with subject “Application for Program Manager – HoloLens”. Their team is going to contact you as soon as they start  hiring process for this position.

This position can, but does not have to, be a position of direct employment with Microsoft, i.e. it can be a position through external agency.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental condition.

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Data Science Conference 3.0

Data Science Conference 3.0 will be held in Belgrade on 21st and 22nd of November 2017. Microsoft Development Center Serbia will cover all fees for limited number of students from University of Nis and University of Kragujevac. This conference’s focus is on contemporary data science, especially for visualization of data, Big Data, machine learning, use of Data Science in marketing, finances and other departments, information engineering and artificial intelligence.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students from University of Nis and University of Kragujevac can apply for covered fees. Microsoft Development Center Serbia will not cover transport and accommodation fees during the conference.

All interested students can send their motivational letter and CV to mdcsinfo@microsoft.com and the deadline is Thursday, November 9th.

More information about conference here.

 

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Team M41+ shared their experiences with us from Eurobot competition

This years’ competition Eurobot Serbia 2017 was organized in Novi Sad on April 29th.Teams from the Faculty of Technical sciences, M41+, Memistor and MSM-RV had won first three places and guaranteed their participation in the final round of Eurobot competition held in France.Team M41+ which counts 14 members, won the second place. Team members Aleksa, Milos and Mihailo shared their experiences with us:

1.How did you hear about Eurobot competition?
Students from Department of Mechatronics have to build a robot for this competition’s national round. It’s a part of an exam, so the part of our team had to participate in it.

2.What motivated you to apply?
Like we said, senior students of mechatronics have to compete. In 2016 they were very successful so they decided to continue competing and welcome younger students to the team. We wanted make something from the knowledge we got from our faculty.

3.What were your expectations?
We had pretty high expectations for the national round because some of our team members have been competing since high school, but for the final round we wanted to share our experiences with other teams from Europe and test our skills.

4.What was your task?
We had to make two autonomic robots which had to score more points on the desk 2x3m than the other teams’ robots. Topics and rules are different each year.

 

5.Do you consider that you had knowledge as equal as your competitors?
Knowledge that we got from the faculty is equal but what makes difference is our strong team spirit and love towards robotics.

6.Was the knowledge you got from the faculty enough to complete this task?
That is just the basic of we need for the good result. If you want to succeed you have to learn constantly and upgrade your skills.

7.Did this competition offer you new opportunities?
Of course it did. We met a lot of new people and it’s a great thing to put in CV.

8.Would you recommend others to apply?
Absolutely. It was an interesting experience which is good for you and your career.

9.Did you make any new friendships?
Except the friendship we have inside our team, we met a lot number of students from Europe with whom we keep in touch with.

 

If you want to find out something more about this team visit their website.
We hope that the experience of team M41+ motivated you to apply for Eurobot competition.

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Summer School in Petnica – with machine learning to innovation

Microsoft Development Center in Serbia and Petnica Research Center are organizing summer school “Machine Learning”, from July 21 to 30, 2017.

Microsoft Development Center in Serbia and Petnica Research Center invite interested students to apply for participation in the International Summer School “Machine Learning Petnica Summer Institute”, which will be held from July 21 to July 30, 2017.

Participants of the seminar will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of machine learning through intensive all-day activities that include both theoretical and practical work. The International Summer Seminar will be held in English.

All interested students of technical and natural faculties can apply for the Summer School of Machine Learning in Petnica, especially those in the final years of elementary studies and graduates. Knowledge of programming and / or mathematics is desirable and will be considered a plus.

As one of the most innovative branches of computer science, machine learning is a set of programming techniques that allows computers to extract correctness from existing data, based on which they independently make complex programs that can then “lock” themselves and make predictions on completely new data.

Seminar participants will be able to learn and work on many interesting projects based on machine learning, such as identifying key features of a person with photos, creating artificial images, text-based text detection, automatic language recognition based on a short text example and many other tasks.

The deadline for applications is March 13, 2017.
For more information, see the PSI website: ML http://psiml.petnica.rs/

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