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Software Engineer Windows 8
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Barnes & Noble Booksellers | Palo Alto, CA
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Job Description

NOOK Media is an exciting global company whose mission is to change how people read and learn. NOOK Media is positioned to seize the incredible growth opportunity in the nascent digital content market. With its vast relationships with publishers, unique ability to reach readers and students and its award- winning devices, NOOK Media is well positioned to thrive as a leading digital content and technology company. It also has established partnerships with the leading technology company, Microsoft, and leading higher education publisher, Pearson.

With large domestic footprints in both New York and our beautiful, new, state-of-the-art campus in the historic foothills of Palo Alto, CA, NOOK Media, now nearly 700 employees globally, has a unique culture, enjoying the open and entrepreneurial feel of a start-up.

Position Summary:

The Mobile Software Engineer (Windows 8 Metro Specialist) is responsible for assisting with the design, implementation, developing new and/or porting of consumer facing iOS mobile applications to Windows 8 Metro using C/C++/C# and XAML. The Mobile Software Engineer has experience developing Windows 7 applications and is familiar with Windows 8 Metro and Visual Studio 11

To be considered seriously, you will also have:

Developed code using C++/C#, XAML using Visual Studio 11 for Windows 8 Metro devices

Built and deployed commercial Windows Mobile applications with web service backends

Be conversant in the Windows Mobile 8 platform and APIs

A firm grasp of multi-threading, database contention, and object-oriented design.

Experience with user-centered interaction design

Work independently to do requirements analysis, design, prototyping, development, unit testing and implementation

Work both as a team as well as an individual to meet goals

Prototype features quickly to help the business team think through and fine-tune requirements.

Troubleshoot problems with existing products

A relevant B.Sc./B.A. degree.

Extra credit if you have experience with Ruby on Rails as well.


Minimum of 3 years of experience in C++/C# software application development

Minimum of 3 year of experience in Windows development using Visual Studio

Experience using a source code repository (team foundation server and/or SVN)

Read and understand iOS/Objective-C to aid in porting existing applications


Experience in front end web languages (HTML5, CSS, XML, JavaScript)

Familiarity with Windows 8 Metro, WinRT and the Metro Application Model.


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About Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (Barnes & Noble) is primarily engaged in the sale of books. The Company's principal business is the sale of trade books (generally hardcover and paperback consumer titles, excluding educational textbooks and specialized religious titles), mass-market paperbacks (such as mystery, romance, science fiction and other fiction), children's books, bargain books, magazines, gift, music and movies direct to customers. As of February 2, 2008, the Company operated 798 bookstores and a Website. Of the 798 bookstores, 713 operate primarily under the Barnes & Noble Booksellers trade name (31 of which were opened during the fiscal year ended February 2, 2008 (fiscal 2007)) and 85 operate primarily under the B. Dalton Bookseller trade name. Barnes & Noble conducts the online part of its business through barnesandnoble.com llc (Barnes & Noble.com). Through Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. (Sterling or Sterling Publishing), the Company is a general trade book publisher. (Source: 10-K)