Recode is reporting on the growing number of companies looking for people with engineering backgrounds to help them build their tech businesses.
In this episode, we discuss what the company is looking for from those who are looking to learn about the world of software engineering.
Read moreMicrosoft is hiring engineers with engineering degrees to help it build its tech businesses, and the company has been working to hire engineers who have worked on products like Cortana and Office 365.
We caught up with CEO Satya Nadella at the company’s annual investor conference to learn more about how Microsoft is looking to fill its engineering needs.
We spoke with Microsoft’s top engineers, including:Microsoft CEO Satyan Nadell, SatyaNadella, Microsoft, and Cortana head of engineering, Brian ChambersThe tech company’s goal with its engineering talent pool is to build new business opportunities for its tech companies.
“We’re trying to hire as many engineers as we can,” Nadello told Recode.
“I think we’ve had about 30 engineers in the last year and a half.
We’re doing that to fill in gaps that we see, but also to make sure that we’re investing in our workforce.”
Nadell also said that the company wants to build up its engineering workforce over time, which means that the tech giant is looking at hiring as many as 10,000 engineers per year over the next few years.
He said that this will allow the company to “rebuild” its engineering team every year, with the goal of having engineers in place by the end of 2020.
We asked Nadeell about how the company can get a handle on the demand for engineers and what the talent pool looks like across the world.
NadeLL said that Microsoft has “been working hard on this for the last two years,” and he expects the company will have a lot of new engineers working on its software products and technologies in the next year or so.
Nadello said that he thinks that the demand is not just in the United States.
“When you look at the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, they’re really, really looking for engineering talent,” he said.
He added that he expects that the number of engineers will be similar, but the demand may be different.
“We’re not going to have a shortage of engineers,” Nadesll said.
“But the demand will be different, and we have to plan for that.”
Read moreWe asked him if Microsoft’s current hiring efforts have been successful.
“The talent pool we have now is great,” he responded.
“There’s a lot that we can do to improve it and to get more people.”
He continued, “I’m optimistic that we’ll get a number of people in the pipeline in the near future.”
We asked if the company thinks it can attract enough engineers to meet the demand.
“Absolutely,” Naidll said, adding that “if we can attract more than one million engineers to the company by the time we’re done with the year, that’s a huge number.”
He said that his team is also looking for talent across the globe.
“That’s really our focus right now,” Nadedll said of his team.
“In the future, we’re going to be more global and look for a global talent pool.”
Naidll also confirmed that he plans to hire more engineers from India in the coming years, adding, “We’ve already hired about 400 people from India and are going to hire at least 100 more people in India over the coming year.”
Nadll also revealed that he has “zero tolerance” for companies that do not meet the company ‘s engineering requirements.
“You cannot do this to us,” Nadll said about companies that don’t meet the standards set by Microsoft.
If we don’t do it, we won’t do that to you.”