Redmond , Washington
November 16, 2016

Job Description: The Corporate Strategy & Development team operates like an internal consultancy and advises Microsoft’s senior executives on a range of topics, including corporate growth strategy, business unit strategy, competitive strategy, M&A, and insights into future technology trends. This is a unique opportunity for top performers seeking a high-impact, high-visibility position and the ability to influence the future course of Microsoft. This is a pre-MBA/grad school role, resembling that of a Senior Analyst at a top-tier management consulting firm.


Work with senior strategy executives to address the most pressing questions facing Microsoft and Microsoft’s units including Windows, Office, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence etc.

Develop a comprehensive understanding of the entire portfolio of Microsoft businesses in order to propose and analyze strategic decisions impacting multiple divisions.

Create frameworks to tackle complex problems; drive diagnostic rigor in making decisions; analyze research and data to develop actionable solutions.

Lead key modules of strategy projects and orchestrate work streams across the Corporate Strategy team. Act as a thought leader on Microsoft’s strategy.

Understand and stay current on tech industry trends, competitive landscape and internal product development efforts.


1-3 years at a top-tier investment bank/PE/VC, management or tech consulting firm (McKinsey, BCG, Bain etc.), in-house corporate strategy team, or other relevant work experience.

Excellent research, problem-solving and analytical skills, with impeccable analytical and business judgment.

Ability to lead conversations at the most senior levels and independently drive high profile initiatives (be both a thought partner for executives and detail/process oriented).

Passion for and experience in the technology industry.

Superior written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills.

Bachelor’s Degree from top-tier institution Experience with financial modeling, M&A, valuations, DCF a plus.

Preferred Qualifications: 1-3 years of applicable work experience;

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

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