Microsoft wants to give Windows 10 File Explorer some love, according to new job listing

Windows10x File Explorers
Windows10x File Explorers (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • A Microsoft job listing indicates that Microsoft wants to make the File Explorer experience more modern.
  • The listing is for a full-time position as a software engineer.
  • The listing is to join the team that works on improving the File Explorer.

Microsoft wants to deliver a modern File Explorer experience, according to a new job listing. Windows Latest first spotted the job listing for a software engineer at Microsoft. The position is for a spot on the team that "[leads] the way on creating and improving File Explorer user experiences." The listing specifically mentions Windows 10 and Windows 10X, so it seems likely that Microsoft wants to improve the File Explorer experience on both versions of Windows.

The listing reads, "Join our team of unique individuals as we merge our rich history of familiar experiences with modern innovations to create the worlds' best PC!"

The responsibilities section of the listing states that the software engineer "will be responsible for designing, implementing, testing, and monitoring top-level UI surfaces across Windows 10 and Windows 10X." It later adds that the software engineer will develop in C++, Win32, and WinRT technologies.

Windows 10X currently has two File Explorers. This is in part to make sure that certain programs can function. Additionally, the more modern of the File Explorers is more touch-friendly, which is important for devices like the Surface Neo. You can check out both File Explorers and many more elements within Windows 10X in our hands-on with the first Windows 10X developer preview build.

You can check out the full job listing on Microsoft's career webpage. The listing includes required qualifications, preferred experience, and more details about the job listing.

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