Pathways

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, Microsoft Leap is following Microsoft company guidance to make decisions about events and in-person learning. All cohorts in the United States will be virtual until further notice. Cohorts outside of the United States will be virtual or in-person based on local state and country guidance. Please note that people who have roles that are essential will be onsite. Please follow us on our Microsoft Leap LinkedIn page for any upcoming cohort updates.

Developing great products takes many talented individuals to fill several roles throughout the company. Microsoft Leap is focused on sourcing and developing non-traditional talent. We are seeking candidates who are passionate about technology and offer diverse perspectives. We don’t just value differences, we seek them out. We invite them in. We are a family of individuals at a truly global company, united by a single mission.

Pathways to Success

Each pathway features an immersive, 16-week cohort that includes classroom time as well as real-world experience through development and project management cohorts.

Azure Specialist

The Azure Specialist role is to win both the technical and commercial decision so that customers build and deploy their solutions on the Azure platform. Azure Specialists develop relationships with customers, find and qualify new Azure opportunities, win the technical decision and ensure a compelling commercial structure for the customer.

Cohort Locations:
Australia
New Zealand

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Business Program Manager

Business Program Managers (BPM) work across the business to align major components of many projects simultaneously by organizing people and processes, and analyzing data to drive business decisions. As part of the business function of different organizations within Microsoft, BPMs help strategize and orchestrate delivery and improvements of various programs and processes that impact business results. 

Cohort Locations:
Redmond, WA
Sunnyvale, CA

Cloud Solution Architect

Cloud Solution Architects are a customer-facing role, owning the overall technical relationship and strategy between the customer and Microsoft. They lead architectural design sessions, develop proof of concepts/pilots, implement projects, and deliver ongoing refinement and enhancement. 

Cohort Locations:
Australia
New Zealand

Customer Engineer

Customer engineers are deep technical advisors supporting Enterprise customers to deliver unique value by removing blockers to consumption within their given Solution Area. CEs provide technical support including risk assessments and tuning to operate and optimize a customer’s cloud or on-premises environment.

Cohort Locations:
Australia
New Zealand

Cybersecurity Engineer

Cybersecurity Engineers are detail oriented and responsible for protecting Microsoft systems against persistent threats. They perform many functions including developing and implementing secure network solutions, completing assessments and penetration testing, managing audits and security technology systems, and architecting secure systems.

Cohort Locations:
Redmond, WA

Data Analyst

Data Analyst

A Data Analyst is someone who draws meaningful information from data and data sources using data analysis tools. These results, which are pulled from the raw data, helps their employers or clients make relevant decisions to their businesses by identifying various insights, facts and trends.

Cohort Locations:
Lagos, Nigeria

Product Manager

Product Managers (PMs) drive development and build consensus throughout the entire product lifecycle. PMs typically apply their background in technology and business domains to define features and achieve product vision from product definition and planning through development, release, and end of life.

Cohort Locations:
Dublin, Ireland

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Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineers are technical leaders and problem solvers who design, implement, test, rollout, and manage software services. They turn business requirements into simple, elegant, and optimal solutions at large scale, understand long-term visions, evangelize best practices across the team, participate and lead team discussions about architectural design, and ship code to millions of users around the world.

Cohort Locations:
Lagos, Nigeria
Nairobi, Kenya

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Software Engineer

Software Engineers (SWE) work as part of a development team to implement solutions on impactful projects. They’ll learn software engineering fundamentals and a variety of skills to enable them to work across the full stack of Microsoft products.

Cohort Locations:
Atlanta, GA
Lagos, Nigeria
Mexico City, Mexico
Nairobi, Kenya
Redmond, WA
Dublin, Ireland
Reston, VA
Sunnyvale, CA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Technical Program Manager

Technical Program Managers (TPMs) drive the development and implementation process of programs, products, and services. TPMs typically apply their background in software engineering and technology to provide cross-functional leadership to build alignment for efforts such as product architecture and solutions to complex technical needs.

Cohort Locations:
Atlanta, GA
Redmond, WA
Sunnyvale, CA

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Technical Support Engineer

Technical Support Engineers work across Microsoft cloud technologies, from Azure services to Office 365, to help customers solve cloud services issues they may face. They demonstrate customer obsession in their daily tasks by offering support in the form of technical remediations, raising and closing tickets and escalating issues to the next level, when an issue can’t be remediated.

Cohort Locations:
Lagos, Nigeria

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User Experience Designer

User Experience (UX) Designers work as a part of a team with experienced designers to develop software and hardware products that are simple and intuitive. This requires learning a combination of research, prototyping, testing, and cross-discipline collaboration.

Cohort Locations:
Redmond, WA

Upcoming events

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