Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Job post from Microsoft confirming Windows NT kernel in Windows Phone?

It was speculated for a long time that Windows Phone 8 will be running the Windows NT kernel, but so far these rumors have not been confirmed.
A recently published job post by Microsoft seems to indicate that Apollo and Windows 8 will indeed share some components and that Windows CE will be completely scraped.
The full job post after the break

Date: Apr 9, 2012

Location: Redmond, WA, US
Job Category: Software Engineering: Development Location: Redmond, WA, US Job ID: 790735-78786 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. Many people go through their entire career without ever experiencing the excitement and anticipation of building such a product; but you don’t have to. Come join the Windows Phone team to define and build experiences that will propel Microsoft to the top of the most competitive market in years! Our phone is winning accolades from delighted reviewers and customers, and we are busy building on that momentum. The OS Platform group’s mission is to deliver a robust, performant and extensible OS for the Windows Phone. This team delivers key platform components, works closely with teams across the phone organization to build seamless user experiences and partners with our hardware providers. We are looking for experienced engineers who are passionate about building a world class mobile operating system and excited about working in a dynamic and quality-oriented team environment. You must be passionate about producing well-engineered and robust code which can meet the demanding requirements of mobile platforms.
Qualifications for this position include: 5+ years of professional software development experience 5+ years of C++/C coding, debugging and software design skills Experience with Win32, WinNT Embedded development experience is preferred Experience with kernel, device driver, wireless networking or wireless protocol development is strongly preferred BA/BS in Computer Science or related engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
Nearest Major Market: Seattle Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue Job Segments: Computer Science, Developer, Embedded, Engineer, Engineering, Network, Software Engineer, Technology, Telecom, Telecommunications


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