MSDN is looking for a great SDE/T


If you’re not a Microsoftie, you might be wondering what an SDE/T might be… it stands for Software Development Engineer/Test.  These are highly skilled and incredibly valuable testers who work hand-in-hand with development and pm throughout the product cycle.  SDE/T’s might be writing code to test individual components (white box testing), developing an automation framework, or driving security, stress or performance test strategy. 


You know from my previous posts that I think that MSDN is a great place to work.  Here’s what Korby had to say about Microsoft when he posted about an open position in his group:



Benefits of the job–of which I am no expert–include a generous living wage, truly upward mobility, a bus pass, a big empty office with all the ammenities, the requisite foosball table and free drinks, virtually unlimited personal professional development resources and gummies, a jaw-dropping god-I’m-lucky health plan, and the opportunity to work with some of the smartest computer geeks in the world… including me. If you send your resume today and eventually get hired, I’ll even throw in a red Swingline stapler.


to which I say “ditto“.  Yes, even the red Swingline stapler 🙂  And imagine running into Duncan, Kent, Chris, Tim, Tommy, Shawn, Betsy and many other very cool folks in the halls every day!


Here’s the link to the job description.  If you’re interested, apply today through the regular system, but also send me a copy of your resume and I’ll pass it on.


3/12/04 1:15pm pst Updated with correct job description link. Duh. Sorry for the confusion!

Comments (13)

  1. Future SDE/T says:

    The url for job description is invalid.

  2. lauraj says:

    Oops, updated the job description link, thanks for letting me know!

  3. Buggy says:

    This is me, officially throwing my hat into the ring. You’ve got my vitals.

  4. I am a software engineering/business student attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. I am an extremely passionate student when it comes to technology, especially .NET. I have spread my passion here on campus in many ways, one of which is the actual creation of a .NET User Group, promoting the Imagine Cup (MS Programming Competition), and teaching .NET/Software Development courses. I have received Microsoft MVP nomination, and have even represented Microsoft at events such as Comdex 2003 and the Microsoft PDC. Now, specifically my point is that I cannot express within this email my passion for Microsoft. Even the company’s mission "To enable businesses and people around the world to realize their full potential" inspires my actions every day. To get to the point, I feel I would be a great fit for the position you have posted. The problem is that you are seeking a full time position and I am currently only able to perform an internship type employment. I have already conducted a phone interviewed for an internship at Microsoft this summer, but was turned down. However, not one to give up I am asking you for any help you could give me in this manner. I use MSDN every day and I know this would be a great fit for me within the company at this point.

    I do thank you for your time, and hope to receive a response!

    Thanks again,

    Nathan J. Neitzke

    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

    Student Ambassador To Microsoft

    Daytona Beach, FL 32114

    neitz33a@erau.edu

    "Ideas without action are worthless."

  5. Turns out we (MSDN) are looking for a few good testers to come and work with us in Redmond… if you are interested in a position, and the following job description (which you may have also seen on