Good News For Nigerian Engineers: See what Microsoft is coming to do in Lagos

American global innovation organization, Microsoft is opening a new office in Lagos.

Declaring the improvement on Twitter, a staff member of the tech organization, Alex Kipman, said Microsoft is opening another office in Nigeria to build Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence.

In his tweet, Kipman who’s a Microsoft Technical Fellow and the co-maker of HoloLens gave a connection cap peruses: Apply for Software Engineer with Microsoft in Lagos.

Notwithstanding, keeping an eye on the connection expresses the advantages and livens, obligations and capabilities required for the activity.

The obligations incorporate the followings:

  • 3+ years’ experience in Software Engineering
  • Experience building, releasing, and supporting applications or services in a modern programming language using a common application or services stack
  • Experience shipping cloud services, networked applications or distributed systems
  • Proven track record of multidisciplinary capabilities
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Experience working with distributed engineering teams
  • Proven track record working with concurrent programming concepts like asynchronous operations, distributed consensus and parallelism preferred but not required
  • Experience with Kubernetes & Golang preferred but not required.

However, there’s no any academic requirement for the job. This is a testament that tech companies like Microsoft don’t care about degree certificates but candidates skills.

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Cell C’s annual Take a Girl Child to Work initiative in South Africa has introduced a digital support platform. CellCgirl is an interactive, digital and social media platform that provides 365 days of inspiration and support to girls through educational, economic and employment resources and links to bursaries and internships. It also acts as a forum for advice, CV creation and career guidance.