Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


·       Lift London, based in Paddington, is home to a growing collective of world-class engineers, designers and creative technologists.

·       The studio is a global centre of excellence in designing and developing the future of how people interact with Microsoft’s services and devices.

·       Currently part of several key new initiatives for Microsoft’s future; Lift is shaping the next generation of Windows assistive experiences.

·       We embrace agile development techniques and believe in continuously delivering and improving our products though data, feedback and creative risk.

·       Empowerment is key to our belief in people; we share goals and expect excellence in return.


Key Accountabilities

·       Work with creative teams to establish and implement requirements for content generation

·       Drive the delivery of excellent quality software through all aspects of development

·       Plan the projects, own, the backlog, track the bugs and report about progress on the projects

·       Identify multi-product/service dependency issues and scheduling priorities, and establishes milestone exit criteria

·       Translate between an agile team and a milestone driven multi-project program

·       Drive collaboration across teams and ensures that people with the right expertise are involved. Find ways to accomplish more by enabling others

·       Improve systems to manage product feedback from customers and resolve issues.

·       Understand data driven development and how this can be used to drive quality and prioritize development

·       Consistently contribute key ideas to the vision that appeal to the customer’s sense of style, fun, and aesthetics as well as their functional needs

·       Embody the studio’s Engineering Principles

·       Be flexible and able to adapt to new challenges

·       Challenge engineering team to be better and more predictable


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential Experience

·       Proven experience shipping successful apps on various platforms

Understanding and good working knowledge of task management systems (e.g. Hansoft, TFS, VSO…)
Desirable Experience

·       Experience with Mobile, Windows and .Net

·       Experience communicating with remote teams and stakeholders


Technical/Functional Skills

·       Ability to drive tasks to completion in a timely manner, achieving compromises with other disciplines as required to hit deadlines

·       A very personable and ‘can-do’ attitude.  Excellent at communicating with non-programmers and programmers to gather end-user requirements

·      Very strong problem-solving skills – ability to think outside the box


Personal Attributes/Interpersonal Skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills
Outgoing and pro-active personality who thrives on getting the best out of a team
Ability to work quickly, efficiently and to a tight deadline
Self-motivated with a drive for excellence


BSc, BEng, or MS in Computer Science

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