An insight into working at Microsoft Ireland (video)
Paul Barnes, principal software development manager, Microsoft Ireland

An insight into working at Microsoft Ireland (video)

18 Mar 2014

In our employer insights series, Paul Barnes, principal software development manager at Microsoft Ireland, gives us an insight into what makes its Dublin base rank consistently as one of Ireland’s Great Places to Work.

Microsoft has had a base in Ireland for almost 30 years, with workers in the country filling up its European development centre, EMEA operations centre, EMEA data centre and a sales and marketing subsidiary. The well-known tech brand produces software and hardware products used by millions of users around the world across its Windows, Xbox, Office and Surface ranges.

Barnes works with the Office team in Ireland and he’s seeking developers, testers, programme managers and international product engineers, from graduates through to professional-level.

Microsoft has invested heavily in its graduate programme, recruiting from around the world. What the company offers these graduates – and even those with experience in the industry – is the opportunity to write code that will be used by millions. According to Barnes, new employees joining Microsoft development teams will see their contributions implemented to users worldwide within a few months of starting.

The Look Inside video series offers an insight into Silicon Republic’s Featured Employers and the types of roles and candidates that companies are looking for.

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com. She joined in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs news. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly persnickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen. When she hasn’t got her nose stuck in her laptop, you’ll find her in the kitchen, at the cinema, or on the dancefloor.

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