Two of the software development engineers who helped integrate OneNote into Surface Pro 3 say the experience – involving collaboration between teams, an obsession with the customer experience and driving innovation – was a great example of how working at Microsoft can be so gratifying for software developers.
“If you like to write code and like writing code in large systems, the opportunities here are enormous,” says Fernando Viton, principal development lead. “We got to build this end-to-end experience that touched many aspects of the tech stack. I think Microsoft is a unique place where you have that ability.”
Senior development lead Silviu Ifrim said he was impressed with the OneNote/Surface Pro 3 effort and “how fast we managed to bring together components, people, plans and schedules.” Despite high pressure and various constraints and goals, Ifrim saw groups working together “smoothly and successfully.”
If you dream about using code to bring new ideas to life, consider joining Microsoft. CEO Satya Nadella is “committed to making Microsoft the best place for smart, curious, ambitious people to do their best work.”
Microsoft News Center Staff