Windows 8 Planning and Preparation in Full Swing, at Least for the Windows Update Client

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 10:15 Written by Mire_B Wednesday, 11 November 2009 10:15

Every once in a while Microsoft will share, most of the times inadvertently, details about future projects. The Windows Update Client for Windows 8 is in “planning and preparation.” Could this means that Windows 8 itself is in “planning and preparation?”

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Job Category: Software Engineering: Development
Location: United States, WA, Redmond
Job ID: 701629 7857
Division: Server & Tools Business

This is a great time to join us. Our team owns the Windows Update Client and our code delivers software and updates to over 600 million computers. We just finished up work on Windows 7, and are pushing forth on Windows 8 planning and preparation. There are opportunities to work on a number of hard problems, including third-party application updating, updating virtual machines while they’re turned off (turns out this is pretty hard!), and delivering full applications, among others. To help us charge full steam on these fronts, we are looking for skilled and passionate software engineers.

As part of this team, you will help shape Windows 8. Components of our code include a core agent that runs as an NT service, an API layer and a UI application. We talk to the update servers using web services and we have special protocols in place to deal with the massive scale of the system.

The successful candidate will have:

• Excellent design and development skills.

• A strong ability to work independently and across disciplines in order to drive a product feature.

• Five years of industry experience.

• A BS or greater degree in Computer Science or related technical field.