Now hiring: Internet Explorer Technical Evangelist


My team is also hiring a Technical Evangelist to focus on Internet Explorer.  The goal of the IE evangelist (IEvangelist?  not bad for a business card title…) is to help the web developer community take best advantage of new features and security mechanisms in IE 7.  The job description has a bit more detail, but it really comes down to helping the community understand how to create the possible experience in IE.  For some developers, “best possible experience” might mean “identical to the experience in every other browser.”  For others, “best possible experience” might mean “I want to take full advantage of every extensibility point and programmability feature to build the possible interface for my users”.  Either way, the IEvangelist will need to understand how to best support the developer.


 


If you’re interested, please submit a resume and get in touch with me.  Send me your list of top 3 things you would do as an evangelist to help the web dev community.


 


I’d be happy if search engines noticed that this post is about “Microsoft evangelism jobs” 😉


[update: modified link to actually point directly to the job description, since MS.COM seems to have changed the format of their permalinks]

Comments (13)

  1. David Betz says:

    Translation:

    Wanted: Technical evangelist who has never tried Firefox.

  2. dwellerville says:

    One of my co-workers, Jeremy Mazner, has posted openings to hire technical evangelists for Longhorn and…

  3. Thanks for the concise description, David 😉 I responded at https://blogs.msdn.com/jmazner/archive/2005/04/18/409463.aspx.

  4. Dylan Greene says:

    Hint: Hire this guy to build your demos.

    http://www.dhteumeuleu.com/

    He has an unmatched understanding of what IE can do and how to do show it off.

  5. rick says:

    or never heard of CSS

  6. Actually, they want someone who knows all the browsers, including how IE does (and will) fit in.

  7. Zach says:

    My suggestion – do not hire someone with a title and a job such as this.

    I can see what you are trying to do, but it sounds desperate. If IE7 is really all that – it does not need someone preaching the gospel according to Microsoft to spread the word.

    It will be used as a tool to slam IE7 before it ever gets out the door by some.

    If IE7 is what I assume its going to be – then you will slowly overtime start taking back lost ground. My hope is that you take it all back, and then some. I would like to go back to the days of only having to care about one browser again when developing.

    But as I said – one person that is set up by title and description as a Preacher for the Word of Microsoft – is not gonna do it.

    All you need to do is deliver a product that exceeds the expectations that everyone has for it.

    Nothing more.

  8. Hoovernj says:

    Sigh… Just make a good product. It’s going to take more than one person to get the web-community back behind IE.

  9. ScottG says:

    …as long as you don’t call him iEvangelist

  10. J. Michael Katip says:

    A standards evangelist would be better accepted within most web designer circles, if IE had the support to back the evangelism.

    I fear this role is more of an anti-standards evangelist than anything. I can’t fathom being paid to spead IE-only design theory.

  11. Tom Raftery says:

    Jeremy,

    maybe you should ask Fred Langa – he wrote <a href="http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=160900911">a piece of FUD</a> recently saying IE was more secure then Firefox!

    I wrote <a href="http://www.tomrafteryit.net/firefox-is-less-secure-than-internet-explorer/">a robust rebuttal</a> of that piece so I guess that’s me out of the running!

    🙂

    Tom