Seems the Windows Phone team are looking to expand their resources in the Bluetooth area of development on the platform with the latest job vacancy advert being published. Windows Phone 7's support for Bluetooth (in comparison to competitors) is not a feature to be desired and any advancement in the near future (Mango?) would be a welcomed effort by the community. Anyone painfully remember the debacle with Bluetooth a while back?
What are your thoughts on the current Bluetooth implementation for WP7, and what would you be most pleased with changes/improvements wise? Let us know in the comments!
Check out the job advert after the break.
Software Development Engineer – MCB – Windows Phone (755403) Job
Location: Redmond, WA, US
Job Category: Software Engineering: Development
Location: Redmond, WA, US Job ID: 755403-40843
Division: Windows Phone Division
In this world, there are few chances to work on a product which will change the industry, when all eyes are on you. Most people go through their entire career without ever experiencing the excitement and anticipation of working for such a product. You don’t have to.
Come join the Windows Phone Client team to define and build experiences that will propel Microsoft to the top of the most competitive market in years! We’ve just shipped Windows Phone 7 to accolades from delighted press/bloggers and customers, and are busy building on that momentum.
We’re looking for a sharp developer to help us in our quest to deliver the best Bluetooth experience of any smartphone platform.
What we need from you:
- Hands-on Bluetooth protocol expertise
- Solid design and C/C++ development skills (3+ years experience)
- Passionate about shipping a high quality product
- A strong desire to constantly improve yourself and the people around you
- A BS degree in CS or equivalent
- The ideal candidate will also have:
- An MS degree in CS or equivalent
- Experience implementing recent Bluetooth profiles, on any OS platform
- Experience with Windows driver or kernel development
- Track record of working through multiple full product cycles
The Connectivity team in Windows Phone owns all the OS Platform software which connects our users with their friends & family: cellular voice & data, IP networking stacks, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, as well as Location Services (hey, it’s harder to connect if you’re lost). We offer a lot of interesting variety because we work with a range of hardware platforms and cellular technologies. Our new phones are designed by Nokia and other leading OEMs, and operate every day on the world’s top mobile networks.
Source: Microsoft, via: WMPU
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