We reported last month about the possible rebranding of Zune into Microsoft’s existing brandings, including Windows Live. This week Mary Jo Foley spotted a Zune-related job posting from Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices (E&D) team – the same team who created the Xbox, Zune, Mediaroom, Media Centre, Surface, and Windows Phone – about an upcoming music and video cloud service called “Ventura”. Here’s the job posting:
The Ventura Media Services team is looking for a highly motivated Software Development Engineer to help drive some great new service innovation.
Who are we? We are Ventura Media Services – an agile team working on the beginning of some very large scale projects. We incubate, innovate and iterate. We are all about building services the right way. The team is a tight group of music and video lovers that create services and experiences revolving around music/video discovery and consumption. We are not afraid to try new things in the name of pushing the bleeding edge of technology.
As a member of the team, you will work closely with all of our partners to release features on a rapidly iterative development cycle. You will get the chance to work with other IEB product teams to help deliver epic end-to-end scenarios across all 3 screens.
In this position you will have the chance to help choose direction and drive innovation on some of the most cutting edge media services. Think large scale. Think Azure. Being a web and services group, our goal is to release early and often while maintaining high quality. If you are a proven developer who likes to drive innovation, then this is the place for you!
Microsoft planning new music/video services – codenamed “Ventura”
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:22:43 GMT