Job post confirms LTE Windows Phones on the way

So far we have seen very little indication of what 4G technology Microsoft is working on, but their job posts have become a bit more explicit recently, and the latest for the Connectivity team confirms LTE is the anointed technology.

They write:

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 (CDMA/GSM/LTE). Our new phones are designed by Nokia and other leading OEMs, and operate every day on the world’s top mobile networks.

With 4G technologies rolling out strongly on Android, and carriers presumably demanding this technology in their flagship phones to promote their new networks, it is very likely that Microsoft will be prioritising this feature.

See the full job post after the break.


Software Development Engineer, Senior – MCB – Windows Phone (753225) Job

Date: Apr 12, 2011

Location: Redmond, WA, US

Job Category: Software Engineering: Development
Location: Redmond, WA, US
Job ID: 753225-39473

Division: Mobile Communication Business

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.

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 (CDMA/GSM/LTE). Our new phones are designed by Nokia and other leading OEMs, and operate every day on the world’s top mobile networks.

We need a strong developer who’s excited to work on a new cellular driver architecture, and help define the cellular services stack for 4G networks.
What we need from you:

  • A positive attitude and passion for mobile devices
  • A solid background and experience with advanced Operating System concepts
  • Strong design capabilities, as well as good C/C++ coding and debugging skills
  • Good organizational skills and an eye for details
  • Solid oral and written communications, and teamwork skills
  • A BS or MS degree in CS or the equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience in software development

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • A background and understanding of cellular technology
  • A proven track record of shipping high quality software
  • Experience with Win32 as well as Windows or Windows CE kernel mode development

What are you waiting for? Apply now!

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