Job Opportunities

1.      Government Affairs Lead, Africa

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.

Microsoft has an immediate opportunity for a highly skilled, experienced government affairs professional to join the Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA) team in the Middle East & Africa Headquarters (MEA HQ) as the Government Affairs manager for Africa. The successful candidate will report to the Government Affairs Lead for MEA HQ.

Responsibilities

  • Strategy/Program Management – You advocate for, and manage, policy issues (e.g. social, political, legal, technical), and lead the company’s engagement and campaign with senior internal stakeholders related to government affairs on priority issues, stategies and/or programs; you are a subject matter expert and assess regulatory and/or legislative impact on Microsoft’s goals and objectives; you develop and gather an intelligence network of data and relationship interactions.
  • Program Development – You shape and contribute to Microsoft’s policy agenda in Africa to address complex governmental issues/affairs and business priorities, and develop and/or recommend highly impactful solutions for advancing the agenda while managing risks and consequences; you develop and facilitate program outreach and execution to advance Microsoft’s policy and/or political agenda.
  • Issue Resolution – You advise on and respond to key strategic issues, recommending prioritized actions, ensuring alignment with stakeholder positions, and escalating matters, as appropriate.
  • External Communication – You direct and align complex or conflicting policy with Microsoft’s goals and strategies; you enhance company reputation by driving a communication framework and messaging for Government Affairs; you participate in and assist in developing internal/external events to drive Government Affairs’ objectives and social media engagement.
  • External Relationships – You develop and influence partnerships with coalitions, the Public Sector, relevant interests groups and industry thought leaders to achieve desired regulatory and/or legislative outcomes; you lead the implementation of improvements to initiatives based on community and stakeholder feedback; you establish Microsoft’s reputation as a globally trusted provider of technology and you assist in navigating and minimizing roadblocks.
  • Internal Collaboration – You advocate for and manage policy issues and lead Microsoft’s engagement with internal stakeholders related to government affairs; you support senior stakeholders by regularly counselling on public policy, geo-political topics and/or cultural context; you provide direction to teammates and you act as a project lead across countries and teams.

Qualifications

  • Business Acumen – The ability to understand the parts of the business and their interrelationships. This includes skill in understanding the industry, competition, and expected future developments and challenges, the business’s competitive strengths and weaknesses, opportunities to grow the business and reduce operating costs; and awareness of the environment for opportunities.
  • Detail Oriented – The ability to attend to and verify the accuracy and completeness of detailed information in documents, on the computer, and/or in other work products.  This includes being able to code, file, compile, transcribe, classify, and/or track details from a variety of different sources/problems/issues.
  • Cross Cultural Skills – The ability to conduct business in multiple cultures. This includes the ability to recognize and adapt to cultural differences in work and communication styles across regions or countries.
  • Relationship Management – The ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with supervisors, staff, managers, customers, and vendors.  This includes expressing empathy and compassion when dealing with the needs and problems of others, being approachable, taking time to address the concerns of coworkers, and treating others with respect and dignity.
  • Legal And Regulatory Requirements – Knowledge of the rules, regulations, sanctions and other statutory requirements, guidelines, and instructions relating to governing bodies and organizations, both internally and externally.  This includes knowledge of the legislative process and the ability to track all stages of a law or regulation’s progression from introduction to final passage and assess its impact on the technology policy.
  • Political Advocacy, Lobbying and Engagement – Knowledge of public opinion and organized engagement to influence the political process. This includes skill in writing political communication materials, and lobbying to compel or persuade key constituencies and elected officials to take action on behalf of the company.  This may include regionally specific political knowledge and lobbying skill.
  • Technology Policy – The ability to understand, anticipate, and forecast the impact of technology on policy. This includes knowledge and awareness of technology concepts, evolution, innovation, and internal and external technological advancements and trends; and of  policy related to technology, including Cloud, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, devices, accessibility, privacy, telecommunications, and internet topics.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Apply Via https://careers.microsoft.com/professionals/us/en/job/1084468/Government-Affairs-Lead-Africa?utm

 

2.      Machine Learning Engineer – MSA

The Microsoft Search Assistance and Intelligence (MSAI) team is responsible for enabling intelligence in Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, Bing, and Microsoft Assistant. You would be part of the Knowledge team working on researching and developing state of the art natural language processing, machine learning and graph learning technologies to build an intelligent backend for a host of delightful and powerful user experiences aimed at improving everyday productivity of every Office 365 user and organization. Every single email, chat, document, meeting, search, or any interaction users have with office canvases further augments this knowledge by deep understanding of the user, helping us build user and tenant specific knowledge graphs, while strictly guaranteeing Microsoft’s promise to customer privacy, compliance, and trust.

The features benefiting from this range from the most basic features like autocompleting user queries in Microsoft Search to super ambitious ones like solution for enterprise knowledge management (Viva Topics). We are looking for highly motivated software engineers who are passionate about researching interesting problems around knowledge mining, natural language processing, relevance experimentation, user understanding and writing high performance code to serve these intelligent solutions on our distributed systems operating at the scale of exabytes of data.

Responsibilities

  • Working with a team of researchers, applied scientists and engineers, you will be responsible for all stages of the research & development cycle including early ideation, design, implementation, scaling it internationally and finally ensuring that our live is stable and healthy.
  • The implementations typically involve writing scalable, distributed, and highly efficient components and shipping large-scale backend services.
  • Instill best practices for software development and documentation, ensure designs meet requirements as well as adhering to all the privacy and compliance guidelines in handling critical user data.
  • Collaborating with other engineers to build demos and apps to be able to contribute new ideas.

Qualifications

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science (or related fields like Electronic Engineering, Physics or Mathematics).
  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms and algorithm optimizations.
  • Experience in developing or applying predictive analytics, statistical modelling, data mining, or machine learning algorithms.
  • Hands-on experience with an object-oriented programming language such as C++, C#, Java or Python.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Software design and development experience with backend services.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal communication and collaboration skills.
  • Passion for learning and ramping up on new technologies and codebases.
  • Data driven decision making.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Apply Via https://careers.microsoft.com/professionals/us/en/job/1055936/Machine-Learning-Engineer-MSAI?utm

05 Jul, 2021

Software Tester Engineer – Deadline: Not Specified

POSITION OVERVIEW

The position is responsible for delivering the design and development of new and emerging systems/applications on multiple platforms. This position will also participate in architectural and design discussions with senior team members to come up with fitting solutions to problems, while developing and translating user experience guidelines across multiple devices and platforms.

Required Skills & Experience:

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Electronics or a related field.

Experience

  • 5+ years software industry experience spanning server/service development and web client development.
  • Using live site performance and telemetry data to make informed decisions.
  • Passion for delivering high quality/delightful user experience.
  • Committed to quality, including security, compliance and performance.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with a customer focus.
  • Thought leader around testability, portability/monitoring, reliability, and maintainability, and understands when the code is ready to be shared and delivered.
  • Experience with some of the following languages and frameworks: JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular, React, C#, Azure.
  • Ideal to have experience with some of the following languages and frameworks: Azure IoT Edge, Docker, and/or Xamarin experience will be an added advantage.
  • Building full-stack solutions incorporating web front-end in React or Angular, mid-tier application logic and databases, ideally both relational and NoSQL databases.

Responsibilities:

  • Building knowledge of and working with cutting edge and pre-release solutions.
  • Iterate quickly on proof of concepts to evaluate technology fits for customer needs.
  • Design and develop large scale distributed software services and solutions.
  • Implement solutions through well-defined interfaces across multiple components, code reviews, and leveraging data / telemetry to make decisions.
  • Design and implement test coverage for services, as well as organizes and implements integration tests.

Method of Application

Please email your CV’s to: careers@technobraingroup.com indicating the position applied for.

 

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