LEAP Vancouver - Mixed Reality

The Microsoft Vancouver LEAP Program is an immersive, 6-8-month program that provides women with the opportunity to re-enter the work place after an extended absence. You will join our site as a Software Engineer or Program Manager.  You will be provided with mentorship and training/learning opportunities aimed at refreshing your skills. This is a paid contract position and there may be an opportunity to receive a full time offer for those that successfully complete the program.

The ideal candidate is looking to take up new challenges and ready to learn new technologies and approaches. As part of our teams, you will be exposed to many areas of Mixed Reality at work. You will have the opportunity to see the whole picture and build the experience end-to-end, contributing to the team as you are the to-go person for many projects and initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • Must have been away from professional/paid work for a minimum of 12+ consecutive months.
  • Some technical background such as BS/MS in Computer Science/Engineering, System Design OR experience in Program or Project management
  • Professional work experience in any of the above fields.
  • Passion for innovation and leading technologies.
  • An inquisitive mind, willing to learn, share and improve.
  • Able to deal with ambiguity.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience as a product owner or product manager, have done demo work or prototyping.
  • Having been a go-to person on your team.
  • Some basic understanding of the concept of mixed reality.

Benefits / Perks of the LEAP Program:

  • A contract with Microsoft for 6-8 months
  • Technical Training
  • A mentor
  • 1:1’s to support learning and inclusion
  • Visibility and participation in women in technology events, forums, events, round tables and others

Applicants must also be located in Vancouver, BC and have a valid work authorization to work in Canada.

Apply now with your resume and in the the subject line state “LEAP application – your name”