Microsoft NZ expands workforce

Microsoft smartphoneMicrosoft New Zealand announced today that its cloud business is growing at such a rate the company is hiring for 10 new roles across its cloud team to meet the increased demand for its Azure and Dynamics CRM services.

Frazer Scott, marketing and operations director for Microsoft NZ, says that increased customer demand for Microsoft’s cloud has exceeded all forecasts in recent years, which in itself is evidence of the strength of the company’s competitive cloud offering, and the speed at which customers are harnessing the power of the cloud to transform their businesses.

“Kiwi companies are rapidly embracing the cloud, whether to better engage with their customers, improve business efficiency or expand their businesses globally. We have transformed our business globally to meet this demand that locally has driven triple digit growth across our cloud businesses year after year,” says Scott.

Scott also highlights Microsoft’s recent positioning as the only vendor to be a leader in all four of Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud: Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Server Virtualisation, Enterprise Application Platform as a Service and Public Cloud Storage Services.

“Without doubt, Microsoft is experiencing some of the most exciting times in the history of the business, and we are transforming at a speed that wouldn’t be possible without an aspirational culture where great talent can learn and grow,” says Scott.

“For this reason, we are investing in 10 new critical roles for our cloud team, including cloud and data solution architects and data platform specialist roles for Azure, and a technology solution professionals role responsible for Dynamics CRM.”

The full list of roles available can be viewed at Applications can be made via the site, and any further queries on the roles can be directed to Microsoft NZ’s HR Manager, Pia Dalum.

Dalum says that while the company may need to fill some technical roles internally and indeed globally, she especially encourages Kiwis from outside the company to apply, saying all employees will enjoy and benefit from Microsoft’s supportive, positive company culture.

“Microsoft has a company culture that focuses on the career development and growth of every individual – and this was recognised this year as we earned accreditation in the Aon Hewitt Best Employers program,” she says.

“In a culture where change is constant and fast, we believe it is important our people can thrive and feel inspired about the future, to recover from failures, and to understand what drives impact and value.”

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