One of the more impressive groups at Microsoft, in my opinion, is the one that runs the EEC. Why? Because they get to work on some of the most complex and forward thinking solutions with customers, and they get to have an immediate interaction and impact with the various product groups. Contact Bryce if you want to work there. From: http://blogs.msdn.com/BryceMilton/archive/2004/11/04/252662.aspx:
The Enterprise Engineering Centerhas two really cool positions available to the right candidates... We're looking for some rare and talented professionals, and I'd be extremely grateful for any truly outstanding referrals you'd care to send our way! We need a pair of experienced consultants with the right mix of technical expertise, Enterprise solutions design and implementation experience, business acumen, customer focus, passion for technology, server hardware expertise, communications skills, project management skills, work ethic, and customer skills. The two positions are, in practice, quite similar but one has a slightly heavier emphasis on Infrastructure Expertise, whereas the other places a heavier emphasis on Solutions Development Expertise. Sourcing, planning, building, executing, and evaluating EEC customer engagements is an extremely complex, challenging, and rewarding line of work that makes an impact on the full spectrum of Enterprise Server software Microsoft ships... Openings on this team come but once in a blue moon, so I'm really excited about getting the chance to add two new consultants to this team! Maybe you (or someone you happen to know) might be one of the professionals we're looking for!