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 the 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.

Select your path to a civilian career in technology

Current Service

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

Former Service Members

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

Former Service
Members, New Career

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

Student Veterans

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



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

Finding your path into Microsoft

Hiring Process

Learn more about the steps for 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 and 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.

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.

Ribbon-cutting Ceremony and Inaugural MSSA Cohort Start Date

Jul 3, 2017

The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy opens its doors at Camp Lejeune.

Jul 3, 2017
Camp Lejeune

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Marine sergeant keeps options open, lands at Microsoft

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In their own voice: Applying military skills at Microsoft

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Microsoft program manager and Air Force reservist forges two career paths

In the tech world, ambitious people often face a tough career choice: Dive deeply into a specialized technical role or focus on leading teams toward big-picture goals. Kathleen Voelbel chose…
March 2, 2016/by John Haynsworth

In their own voice: Mentoring to give back

Zane Coppedge, former staff sergeant in the Army, discovered a path to tech through MSSA and now mentors former service members looking to make the same transition.
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MSSA Achievement Ceremony

Jun 27, 2017

Congratulate the most recent graduates of the MSSA program at the Fort Campbell Recognition Ceremony.

Jun 27, 2017
Fort Campbell

MSSA grad begins post-military career at Amazon Web Services

When Sgt. 1st Class Robert Beare decided that after more than 20 years it was time to leave the Army, he knew he needed a plan.
March 15, 2016/by Brianne

Microsoft tech training helps Army intelligence specialist find civilian career at Federal Occupational Health

When Dennis Huang left Wall Street to join the Army, he thought he’d return to a finance career when his service was over. But today Sgt. Huang is working as…
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