Putting our veterans to work

Microsoft is committed to helping current and former service members find new career paths in the technology industry. With tech training through Microsoft Software & Systems Academy, job listings at Microsoft and partnerships with other tech industry leaders, we want to thank you for your service and pledge to help turn your military experience and skills into a new civilian career.

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Select your path to a civilian career in technology

Current Service
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Current Service Members

Current service member with a scheduled separation date: Learn more about intensive tech training and career guidance through Microsoft Software & Systems Academy.

Former Service
Members

Former Service Members

Former service member looking for a career at Microsoft: Search Microsoft’s job listings for career opportunities that fit your skills.

Former Service
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Former service members

Former service member looking for new skills to change careers: Learn more about Microsoft Virtual Academy and other training resources.

Student Veterans
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Student veterans

Student veteran thinking about a degree in technology: Learn more about Microsoft’s career opportunities for students and graduates.

Entrepreneurs
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Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur or small-business owner: Learn more about Microsoft’s commitment to supplier diversity.

Find a job that fits your background

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Hiring Process

Learn more about the steps current and former service members can take to start your career at Microsoft.

Student Programs

Microsoft offers programs for current students and recent graduates to help you kick-start your career.

Not sure what you want to do or if you are qualified? There are thousands of options across hundreds of teams at Microsoft — and we make it easier. Use this decoder to translate the skills you earned during military service into civilian terms so you can find your best career opportunities. What’s stopping you from chasing your next pursuit?

Decode Military Jobs into Civilian Jobs

Select a military branch code to view jobs

Training & Resources

Microsoft Software & Systems Academy is a tech training and career guidance program for U.S. service members with a scheduled discharge date.

Microsoft works with partners to offer software training and certification to build your skills and qualifications.

Microsoft offers discounts to current and former service members for products and services for your business or your personal life.

Microsoft welcomes current and former service members as employees. Search our job listings to find opportunities that are right for you.

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Microsoft Military Community

In the military, there is a strong sense of pride and purpose standing shoulder to shoulder with your fellow servicemen and women. At Microsoft, we recognize the importance of continuing that close sense of community with your military brethren. We invite you to join us in that special military community.

Microsoft training helps a Green Beret become a service engineer

Adam Citterbart’s drive to protect his country and make the greatest use of his skills and talents led him to the U.S. Army Special Forces, better known as the Green…
August 31, 2015/by Brianne

From pilot to sales exec: Transferring military commitment to business dedication

Whether you were trained to do your job, or simply born to do it, your level of commitment and preparation will determine success.
December 16, 2015/by Brianne

Army corporal puts his determination to work in MSSA

Andrew Germann doesn’t give up until he’s accomplished his goals. Whether it’s passing explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) school, which has a 60 percent attrition rate, with flying colors, or pushing…
May 24, 2016/by John Haynsworth

Marine’s leadership skills and growth mindset lead her to Microsoft

When Erin Mackin saw that the other candidates for a job opening at Microsoft were experienced tech account managers, she assumed she was out of the running.
November 17, 2015/by Brianne

Inaugural MSSA Cohort Start Date

Oct 17, 2016

The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy opens its doors at Fort Bragg.

Oct 17, 2016
Fort Bragg

As an intelligence officer, Kocher is responsible for collecting and disseminating information that’s relevant to the mission.

Coast Guard Reservist finds the right work-life balance at Microsoft

Rich Kocher, an intelligence officer in the Coast Guard Reserve, took an unusual path to the military: He’d already completed college, had a degree and was working as a mutual…
January 28, 2016/by Brianne

Two-star admiral says the key to a successful transition is networking

If there’s one thing 38 years in the Navy can teach you, according to Mark Heinrich, it’s that service members have had many diverse experiences they can draw from when…
March 8, 2016/by Brianne

Andreae Pohlman: Serving her country, serving her customers

Like a lot of veterans, Andreae Pohlman joined the military right out of high school. The Air Force was her first job, her first on-the-job training — and it started…
October 21, 2015/by Brianne

Army captain finds path to civilian tech career through Xbox

It was Xbox that first caught Palmer Batt’s eye at a Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) military hiring fair in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Army captain was planning to transition…
April 13, 2016/by John Haynsworth

Ribbon-cutting Ceremony and Inaugural MSSA Cohort Start Date

Oct 17, 2016

The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy opens its doors at Fort Benning.

Oct 17, 2016
Fort Benning

Join the We Still Serve Linkedin Group

“I was terrified.” For some vets, the transition is tough. @Microsoft Software & Systems Academy is a training program for veterans to learn the skills needed to transition into the world of tech. But for so many, it’s a way to find a piece of themselves as well – they can leave the military and find a meaningful career, not just a job. ... See MoreSee Less

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