LEAP Vancouver - Bigpark

The Microsoft Vancouver LEAP Program is an immersive, 6-8-month program that provides women with the opportunity to re-enter the workplace after an extended absence. You will join our site as either a Software Engineer, Program Manager or Designer.  You will also be provided with mentorship and 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 who successfully complete the program. Applicants must have been away from professional/paid work for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. The ideal candidate is looking to take up new challenges and ready to learn new technologies and trends.

General qualifications:

  • Certification in one of these; BSc/MSc Computer Science/Engineering, Design, Data Science or an equivalent degree and/or experience.
  • Professional work experience with any of the fields above.
  • Solution oriented with a strong sense of curiosity and a willingness to learn, share and improve.

Job specific job qualifications:

  • For Engineers: Knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming Languages (C++, C#, Java etc.)
  • For Designers: Interface or UX design experience, including concept, wireframing, iterations and production.
  • For Program Managers: Experience with Agile or Scrum methodologies in a software development environment.

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 with women in technology events, forums, events, round tables and other.

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”