Skype’s ‘IM On Web’ In The Works, According To Microsoft Job Listings

Posted on Apr 16 2012 - 9:44am by Editorial Staff

WPSauce pointed out that the Microsoft acquired VOIP service Skype is moving a step further into to be called as “IM on web”. A new job posting revealed that Skype is coming to your web browser soon. The team at Skype division in Microsoft is looking for “passionate, team-oriented and self-motivated developers to help us bring Skype experience on to the Web.” According to the job posting – Skype on Web could quite possibly be written in HTML5/JS which means Windows Phone support and other Operating Systems support is imminent which are using Webkit browsers.  Job posting below:

The Business brief

Team at Skype is looking for passionate, team-oriented and self-motivated developers to help us bring Skype experience on to the Web.

You will have a chance to integrate existing Skype solutions on to the web with the support of the backend services build from the ground up using latest Microsoft technologies. Result of your work will be used by hundreds millions of thankful users worldwide.

You will work in dynamical environment with the team of true professionals participating in defining, designing, developing, testing and documenting one of the most popular applications of the modern world.

You will closely cooperate with colleagues developing Skype cross platform core library in Tallinn, Estonia, audio/video team in Stockholm, Sweden, User management team in Prague and web plug-in team in Palo Alto, US.

Key Responsibilities

Architecture and design- to design and maintain robust and loosely coupled application code in collaboration with the team architect.

Develop- to lead development by implementing most critical parts of the application.

Analyse, Estimate, Plan, Test, Document and Release- to understand Skype software development process and perform all required and otherwise useful practices.


Team Rendezvous senior developer responsibility is to actively collaborate with:

– Product management around product requirements and priorities,

– Colleagues from supporting teams on new features and integration issues,

– Team Rendezvous team members guiding their efforts and developing their technical skills.

Candidate Profile, Expertise/Experience


– BS/MS in Computer Science, Information Systems or similar.

– 5+ years developing rich web client applications.

– Real world experience developing HTML5 UI’s including rich interaction based on JavaScript (ideally understands difference between standards based ECMA, and browser specific JavaScript/JS.


– An understanding of rich media in windows (AV) helpful.

– C#, Java or C++ experience is a strong advantage.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts. Must demonstrate cultural sensitivity and diplomacy in communicating with others.

Self-direction- must work independently to develop application code. This role demands proactive, ‘can-do’ nature.

Self-management- must be highly organized and be able to prioritize work effectively. Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.

Team-orientation- Able to put team interests above personal, help team to move faster all together and take personal responsibility for the whole team result.


BS/MS in Computer Science, Information Systems or similar.

Location: Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Skype Job ID: 01Z2P

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