It’s official. I decided to join the Microsoft new Search Technology Centre (STC) in Europe. I work on Bing Search technology and will be leading all the engineering development for UX and verticals in Europe.
My office is in the London site of STC Europe which is located close to Carnaby Street, right in the centre of Soho a location full of artists, music, and creativeness. The environment and all the people around are having a galvanizing effect on me. I can feel the energy and new ideas flooding.
STC Europe has three sites: London, Munich and Paris. In addition, it has a strong connection with STC Asia in Beijing, the India Development Center, the new in-development STC center at Silicon Valley, and, obviously, the headquarters in Redmond. All in all, this gives me more opportunity to travel, work with smart people, and improve my skills.
After a week here, I like the environment open to experiment with new stuff. You simply say hey I have this new idea for search and you get the resources to experiment with it. If it works, it goes online. Search is all about continuous improvements and evolutions, isnt’it?