What if we told you that there is a place on earth that has an abundance of clean nature, affordable housing, and engaging hackathons in almost every corner of the country? Where 95% of public services can be enjoyed in a digital way, as a foreigner? We won't dwell deep into the fact that this specific country also generates more investments with start-ups than any other European country, per capita. Microsoft Development Center Estonia, with its offices in the capital Tallinn and the university town of Tartu, is the hidden gem in the Microsoft ecosystem, famous for developing Skype into a global phenomenon (and now Microsoft Teams, among many other services). Here you can work alongside a nation that is always hungry for more digital innovation.
Our vibrant community brings together brilliant minds from over 30 different nationalities, all working on exciting challenges ranging from delivering high-quality calls and messages across the world to engineering and testing cutting-edge tools. The spirit of innovation and collaboration pulsates through the teams of MDCE, making it a hub of creativity and technological brilliance. A place, where people are the heart of every success story.
“I even remember the cake we had that time. It had an Android mascot on it, holding the Skype logo,” Kristel Saarepuu recalls with a smile from 12 years ago. Having worked as a software test engineer at Skype for a decade by then, it was time to celebrate her first major achievement – the launch of Skype for Android.
Have you ever been in a video meeting and heard some background noise, an annoying echo, or fallen into a black hole where you can’t hear anything? Or it’s your Bluetooth headphones that won’t connect to your computer? Ergo Esken, an audio engineer at Microsoft Development Center Estonia, can help you find solutions to these and many other problems when using Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Development Centers usually are what their name says – hubs for IT professionals who develop amazing IT ecosystem of Microsoft. In the case of Microsoft Development Center Estonia (MDCE), they strive to go beyond. Brain Hunt collaborating with MDCE will bring on Estonian ambitious Startups that have a great potential to be successful worldwide.
Driven by the idea of helping decision-makers accelerate the digital transformation of society, Microsoft presented the Digital Futures Index research. We talked to Vaida Sapole, Country Manager for Microsoft Baltics, about Estonia’s best results achieved as well as the fields where there is room for improvement.
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