We built the Microsoft Neurodiversity Hiring Program on the belief that traditional recruiting does not allow individuals who are Neurodiverse to demonstrate their strengths and qualifications. Through this program, applicants 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.

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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 Neurodiverse individuals.


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.

Interested candidates may email their resumes to msnd@microsoft.com. You can learn more about our hiring events and open roles from the Upcoming Events section of this page.

Any role at Microsoft is a potential option for the Neurodiversity 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 msnd@microsoft.com

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).

Yes, for specific hiring events focused on university talent. To learn more about Microsoft’s internship program, visit Microsoft Careers. You can apply by sending your resume to msnd@microsoft.com

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 a hiring event.
  • At the hiring event 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.

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Upcoming neurodiversity hiring events

To attend a hiring event, interested candidates must apply for an open role and receive an invitation from us. All hiring events are held virtually.

Not finding a role or event that suits your skillset? We’re hiring across all teams: email us at msnd@microsoft.com.

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Hiring Event Dates

Open Roles

Redmond, Washington

November 8 - 11, 2021

Software Engineer: Full-time Industry

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