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 an intensive 16-week tech training and career guidance program for service members with a scheduled discharge date. Learn more.

Microsoft Software & Systems Academy is an intensive 16-week tech training and career guidance program for service members with a scheduled discharge date. Learn more.

Microsoft Software & Systems Academy is an intensive 16-week tech training and career guidance program for service members with a scheduled discharge date. Learn more.

Microsoft Software & Systems Academy is an intensive 16-week tech training and career guidance program for service members with a scheduled discharge date. Learn more.

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 helps military service members move into tech careers — even with other tech companies

Frank Brown, retired Army Sgt. 1st Class, recently joined Apple Inc. as an AppleCare team manager, and he gives Microsoft credit for getting him there.
September 23, 2015/by Brianne

Helicopter mechanic swaps wrenches for software development tools

MSSA helped Marine Ronald Klemz channel his appetite for learning and start his new career as a software developer.
December 12, 2016/by Mason Cheung

Special Forces veteran finds Microsoft needs more than coders

Tom Snead had just marked 20 years of service as a U.S. Army Special Forces officer when a friend and fellow veteran asked what he would do after leaving the…
January 12, 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

MSSA Recognition Ceremony

Jun 27, 2017

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

Jun 27, 2017
Fort Campbell

In their own voice: A tale of two careers

My name is Tara Overfield. I’m a software engineer with Microsoft’s .NET Framework Set-Up and Servicing team. Before coming to Microsoft, I was in the Army Reserve for 14 years.…
June 29, 2015/by Brianne

MSSA Recognition Ceremony

May 19, 2017

Congratulate the most recent graduates of the MSSA program at the Camp Pendleton Achievement Ceremony.

May 19, 2017
Camp Pendleton

Sonic boom: Navy pilot’s Microsoft marketing career takes off

Transitioning from the military can be challenging for anyone, but some people need to make a tighter turn than others — just ask Lt. Commander Kevin Tritch, a Navy F-18…
October 28, 2015/by Brianne

Early experiences with Microsoft help shape Taj Mathews’ post-military plans

Taj Mathews’ relationship with Microsoft started well before he studied IT management at the Naval Academy, and long before his service in the U.S. Navy. As a middle school student…
September 3, 2015/by Brianne

In their own voice: Up to the challenge

I used to be a turboshaft engine test cell operator in the U.S. Marine Corps and now I’m a software engineer for the Universal Store Team at Microsoft.
September 6, 2016/by John Haynsworth
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