Teams at Microsoft India Development Center work across any of Microsoft’s three engineering groups - Applications and Services, Cloud and Enterprise, and Windows and Devices. This means a lot of cross-geographic and cross-cultural collaboration. How do they do it? What keeps them going? Well, let’s hear it from them!
As Program Manager for ASG India, Apurv loves improving customer experiences. Self-improvement is another life goal, and you can find Apurv working out at the gym whenever he isn’t working. It’s either that or multi-tasking by playing the latest games on his Xbox One. His one piece of advice for future joinees is not to rush the learning process as learning lasts a lifetime. Keep that energy flowing, Apurv!
Work hard, play hard is Vijay’s personal motto. So while Vijay drives Engineering and Program Management for the Windows & Devices Group, off duty, he loves diving into his wide collection of gadgets and gizmos including his Bose QuietComfort 35. Vijay believes a successful business must be built on trust, humility, passion and persistence. New employees are encouraged to match his infectious passion for work and life as resistance is futile!
Anusha’s favourite memories are created outdoors. When she isn’t cycling early mornings or trekking 10000 feet above sea level, the Program Manager 2 can be found injecting energy in to her team. She believes a great company inculcates the power of integrity and trust. Her advice to new joinees? ‘Never stop learning and stay off the soda!’
Sanjib sees mobility as the biggest game changer in the past two decades with his most memorable work done on the Word on Android project. He is as famed for his execution and customers services skills as his foodie obsession. And his personal motto is ‘Do what you think is right and not what others feel is right’.
Arupratan doesn’t just bring his knowledge in Game Theory and Mechanism Design to work, but also his high energy levels to both work and play. By day Arupratan is Software Engineer 2 in the Bing Ads Team, and by night, he recharges by working out, travelling, playing cards and online games. He prefers having his chicken steak with the healthy option of Greek yoghurt and advises new joinees to be more creative at work.
Shreya’s optimism and never-give-up attitude comes in handy as an SDE 2 @ BingAds. Her personal mode of recharging means escaping to nature or watching an episode of ‘Friends’. She believes true leadership means helping others realize their full potential and AdsUnderstanding @ BingAds has been her favourite project so far.
As a Senior Program Manager in the Mobile Incubation Team in Microsoft Office, Salil is a true "product" guy. Releasing Parchi and Kaizala was the highlight of his year. And out of work, it was scaling the 44 kilometer trek to Machu Picchu in four days! He has too many gadgets to track – from phones, tablets, laptops to chromecasts, fitness bands and the Google Glass. And he can't wait to get his hands on the Microsoft HoloLens next. His idea of downtime? Listening to music on his JayBird X2 bluetooth headphones.