Microsoft Kenya Targets Recent Software Engineering Graduates in Renewed Hiring Spree

Applicants should be pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field. Alternatively, they must have at least one additional quarter/semester of school remaining following the completion of the internship.

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L-R Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joy Chik and Microsoft Africa Development Centre Managing Director, Jack Ngare address press during the opening of the ADC Offices at Dunhill Towers, Westlands, Nairobi. The new facility houses the engineering, design, research, and innovation teams, as well as the Microsoft Garage, an incubation hub launched as part of the ongoing efforts to scale tech innovation in the continent.

Global tech companies have been on a path to hiring as many Kenyan software engineers as possible. One of them is Microsoft Kenya, which has since picked top software engineering talents from rival companies, including local telcos. The development has also been attributed to the perks offered by the companies, including great pay, remote working, travel, and comprehensive healthcare cover.

Not to slow down on its quest to even hire more devs, Microsoft has revealed a plan that will see recent graduates or current students join the corporation on an internship basis. The application process and details about this opportunity can be found here.

The exercise is also going on in other African countries, including Ghana.


Groups that will be lucky enough to land this job will be part of the teams that apply engineering principles to solve complex problems through sound and creative engineering.

The interns will also be asked to quickly learn new engineering methods and incorporate them into their work processes.

Interns will also be asked to seek feedback and apply internal or industry best practices to improve their technical solutions.

Lastly, they need to demonstrate skill in time management and completing software projects in a cooperative team environment.

As said, applicants should be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field. Alternatively, they must have at least one additional quarter/semester of school remaining following the completion of the internship.


They also need to be adept at object-oriented language (C, C#, C++, Java, Python).

“Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, colour, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances,” says the corporation in a statement.


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