Microsoft recently announced the launch of its India Development Center (IDC) at the National Capital Region (NCR), with the aim of bolstering its presence in the engineering talent segment. The IDC NCR, the technology giant’s third Development Center in India, has been designed to serve as a premier facility that nurtures and enhances innovation. As such, the center will work on furthering Microsoft’s goal of leveraging India’s world class engineering talent to drive solutions which have a global impact.
The India Development Center will also work to further Microsoft’s strategy of utilising globally shared development to create products and services that enhance digital innovation. This will also help it play a critical role in driving the company’s expansion and growth in the country.
The facility will reportedly offer opportunities to thousands of engineers, and will soon evolve into a completely equipped development center, like the ones in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
Kurt DelBene, Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Core Services Engineering and Operations, and the Chairman of the IDC Advisory Board, said, “We have built a strong engineering presence in India over the past two decades and we are excited to be expanding to Noida. This represents a critical expansion of our ability to attract world-class technology talent. Our deep commitment to the region will help us further Microsoft’s mission to empower every individual and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”
Rajiv Kumar, Managing Director at Microsoft India Research & Development Pvt. Ltd., said, “The new IDC center will create opportunities for engineers to do meaningful work that will have impact across the world. We are excited to tap into the engineering talent available in this part of the country to create a truly pioneering organization that will build innovative solutions for global impact.”
The IDC NCR will consist of several engineering teams from Microsoft, from various technology groups, including Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Research Group, Cloud & Enterprise Group, and Experience & Devices Group, along with Core Services Engineering and Operations. In addition to this, the center will also host Mixer, Microsoft’s live streaming gaming platform team, making it the first time that the gaming team has been hosted outside its headquarters in Redmond.
As a result, the India Development Center will boast of having teams from all the engineering divisions of Microsoft. The center is also equipped with Intelligent Workplace, thereby providing employees with state-of-the-art facilities, as well.