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Microsoft Autism Hiring Program
We built the Microsoft Autism Hiring Program on the belief that traditional recruiting does not allow people with autism to demonstrate their strengths and qualifications. At Microsoft, applicants with autism engage in an extended interview process that focuses on workability, team projects, and skill assessment. Our process gives candidates the opportunity to showcase their unique talents while learning about Microsoft as an employer of choice.
Microsoft hires at our Corporate Office in Redmond, WA and in other US cities with Microsoft offices.
Microsoft believes that diversity enriches our performance and products, the communities where we live and work, and the lives of our employees. This program is part of our recruiting and career development strategy related to diversity and inclusion. Our ultimate goal is to increase the percentage of employees with disabilities at Microsoft.
We are continually looking to increase the diversity of our workforce and this is one of our many diversity efforts. This particular multi-day program is specific to people on the autism spectrum.
We also host Microsoft Ability Hiring Events as an opportunity for candidates with disabilities to attend a one-day interview structured to provide an inclusive experience. If you are interested in applying for our Ability Event and an inclusive application experience, please visit www.microsoft.com/disabilityhiring.
This represents one of the ways we are evolving our approach to increase the diversity of Microsoft’s workforce. We believe there is untapped potential in the marketplace and roles that would set future employees up for success.
Any role at Microsoft is a potential option for the Autism Hiring Program.
For our multi-day hiring event we have had success hiring in technical roles such as; Software Engineer, Service Engineer, Build Engineer, Lab Engineer, Data Analyst or Data Scientist.
If you are interested in other open positions at Microsoft, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Microsoft’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, please visit our Global Diversity and Inclusion site.
Roles are based in Redmond and other US cities with Microsoft offices (including Mountain View, Fargo, Cambridge and Raleigh).
The Interview Process
Here's what happens after you apply:
- Our recruiting team reviews your skills and qualifications to see how they match up to the requirements of open roles.
- If you meet our requirements, we will ask you to complete an online technical assessment.
- Based on your assessment, we may invite you to travel to our Redmond campus with other applicants. We will pay for your travel.
- In Redmond, you will spend a few days working on technical skills, team building, and interview preparation. You will also meet with the interviewing team in both formal and informal settings.
- Based on skills assessments and interviewer feedback, you could be offered a full-time job as a Microsoft employee.