Microsoft-Nokia Job postings

| February 6, 2011 | 32 Replies

"I'ma be your boss soon." - Elop, 2009 ;p

Aren’t you loving all the speculations around Nokia recently? Some are quire wild, citing only their namless “trusted sources” to back up their whimsical suspicions of dropping either Symbian or MeeGo.

@Texrat said in reply to my rant:

“Nokia just listed new job “Senior Software Program Manager, MeeGo” on Feb 4. Doubt it’s being abandoned. ;)”

Speaking of Job posting – make of this what you will, what with the recently bubbling rumours of Nokia-Microsoft Partnerships. Not a surprise – MS Office stuff on Nokia is from 2009 when we saw CEO Mr Elop with Nokia’s Dr Kai Öistämö

OR300 found a job listing from 26th Jan which says:*1_*1_Y_*1_*1_*1_4_R_true_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2

“Microsoft and Nokia have formed a global alliance to design, develop and market mobile productivity, communications and collaboration solutions. This role will be the WW lead for Business Development effort to market these solutions to businesses, carriers and individuals working with locally deployed Business Development resources to support local geographies.

Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will begin collaborating immediately on the design, development and sales/marketing of productivity solutions for the mobile professional, bringing Microsoft Office Mobile and Microsoft business communications, collaboration and device management software to Nokia’s Symbian devices. These solutions will be available for a broad range of Nokia smartphones starting with the company’s business optimized range, Nokia E series. Over 50 Nokia devices today have Exchange ActiveSync capabilities and several models have Communicator Mobile (for OCS) capabilities developed by Microsoft engineers on the Nokia platform. Office applications and related software and services in the future. These will include:

  • • The ability to view, edit, create and share Office documents on more devices in more places with mobile optimized versions of Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft OneNote
  • • Enterprise instant messaging and presence, and optimized conferencing and collaboration experience with Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile
  • • Mobile access to intranet and extranet portals built on Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • • Enterprise device management with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

Both Microsoft and Nokia possess a rare combination of enterprise experience and consumer understanding and, in addition to the collaboration on existing software and services, will also use these assets to jointly design a range of new user experiences for future Nokia devices. These experiences will be identified together, and will be created by dedicated teams inside both companies to better meet the growing needs of the mobile professional.

The Communication Sector team is looking for self-motivated and highly passionate WW lead to:

  • • Lead interactions with the Microsoft Business Group developing the Nokia solutions.
  • • Provide guidance to locally deployed BDMs for developing partner relations with the regional and local Nokia Enterprise sales and marketing teams
  • • Develop the joint marketing and sales program between Nokia and Microsoft to drive the sales of Microsoft Mobile business applications onto Nokia’s Symbian devices
  • • Provide training and readiness to the regional and local Nokia Enterprise Sales and Marketing teams for the sales and promotion of Microsoft’s Mobile business productivity applications.
  • • Support Nokia Enterprise Sales teams in customer meetings with Mobile Operators and large Enterprise accounts”
  • Roles and responsibilities:

    This role requires excellence in partnership thinking and relationship management, drive for results, cross-group collaboration and working under ambiguity, working independently, training and presentation skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving the sales and marketing of Microsoft Mobile business applications attached to Nokia’s Symbian devices in the appointed geography. This role involves building the right partnership connection with Nokia and providing them with the readiness and sales and marketing support to enable Nokia to successfully sell Microsoft’s Mobile Business Productivity strategy to their customers. The role will also act as a v-team lead for other BDMs distributed across the world and will report to a US based CS HQ director for Industry Marketing.

Not sure myself how easy it for such job postings. Seems legit enough seeing as it’s part of Microsoft job listings.


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