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
Members

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.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
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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.

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.

Joe Wallis, senior military engagement manager for Military Affairs at Microsoft and a former Marine, knows firsthand how tough it can be to transition from military to civilian life.

Microsoft’s own ‘Golden Rolodex’ links service members with tech careers

Joe Wallis has a nickname: the Golden Rolodex. He’s earned it over years of recruiting for placement firms and employers, building an extensive network of former colleagues, fellow service members…
January 4, 2016/by Brianne

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.
October 17, 2016/by John Haynsworth

Four generations of military service lends perspective to civilian career at Microsoft

Ask most veterans about how the service prepared them for a civilian career and the answer invariably involves values — the military ethic of discipline, integrity and the mindset to…
August 24, 2015/by Brianne

Marine sergeant keeps options open, lands at Microsoft

Former Marine Sgt. William Malone says the key to a successful transition out of the military is to begin planning early and keep your options open.
April 26, 2016/by John Haynsworth
Erik Downing, program manager for the Legal & Corporate Affairs group at Microsoft and MSSA mentor, says working with the MSSA students is energizing for him, personally and professionally.

Invested from the start: MSSA mentor volunteers more than 500 hours

When Erik Downing was first approached to develop materials for the budding Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA), he saw it as a great way to share some of the…
January 19, 2016/by Brianne

Army specialist embraces MSSA’s culture of learning

There are as many different types of jobs in the military as in the civilian world, and as many people with the varied skills to fill them. Some service members…
March 21, 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

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

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 empowers vet to continue serving through a new career in tech

Through Microsoft Software & Systems Academy, Mary McCready developed the skills to launch her career in IT while continuing to serve her country in the Marine Corps Reserve.
October 12, 2016/by John Haynsworth
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