August 1st 2013 2:30 pm PT

Looking for trailblazing, kick-ass team to help lead us into the future !

Have you wondered what it would be like to work in one of the coolest jobs on the West coast? Actually, two of the coolest jobs on the West Coast that have just opened up as full-time positions on my team. (One and Two) This is a rare and unique opportunity to join me, Major Nelson, and the Xbox Community team as we blaze new trails and I want you on this team!

Interested? Read the official job descriptions here and here. If you’ve held these reins before, and one of these roles scream you, APPLY NOW via the MSFT Careers Page.  

Knock us out. Show us your innovation. Show us why you are different.

OK, go


Update: As of today, August 23rd the chance to apply is now closed. Good luck to everyone.

Industry, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Alex

    I hope J Allard is applying

    • ZappyKins

      Ah, I see I think we have a common friend.

    • ElektroDragon

      J Allard is a brilliant technology evangelist and engineer, not a marketing shill. No offense to marketing folks, but he’s overqualified.

      No doubt he’s VERY popular in the community, but this is probably below his pay grade. :)

    • Adam

      If only you were talking about the character Justin Xiang Allard from the Battletech books – stuff MS owns the rights to.

  • ungeheier

    Can Stepo apply?

    • ElektroDragon

      You mean Stepto?

  • Acor Nahtan

    Applied! Good luck to all applicants!

  • Xbudz

    Applied! If you want to hire a gamer and long time Xbox fan, I’m your man!
    I’ll relocate to the USA in a heartbeat.

  • Evan Berman

    My application is in! This veteran Community Manager and Seattle local is ready to talk community with your team.

  • Morris ヅ

    thats cool sad im in the u.k :( lol

  • Chase Nunes

    I have applied for both Larry! :) I look forward to working with you! :)

  • cris178

    I would love to apply for job one but have no experience planning community events.

  • EnyOne

    I think Mr Sark, aka Scott Robison (or Roberson) would be a really good fit. He recently left Machinima and he really is one of the most unique, and very personable individuals out there in the gaming community. I think his twitter handle is @Mr_Sark

  • Jason Chase

    You should VERY MUCH check out my app. Plus, I sent you an email a few months back about some ideas I have… to get started. I sent it through my same contact email address on the app, so you should be able to search and find it.

    I think we could start to make some MAJOR things happen, no pun intended… but bolded for humor-sake.

  • ZappyKins

    Hire me, hire me! I am great a public speaking, coordinating corporate events, handling delicate stations, and both a funny and technical guy. Plus, I can bake the meanest chocolate cake for our first meeting.

    • boe2

      “Defeat the Major in a Street Fighter 4 match and the job is yours. Best out of 5.”

  • saxwriter1

    Why not just talk Jay Allard into coming back.

    • roozbeh

      Retired. Plus steve ballmer kinda angered him.

  • Nick

    Applied to the dream job I’ve been working towards for 6 years. Hoping the best. *crossing fingers*

  • DeadlyCyclone

    Applied! I’ve done work on communities for THQ, Xbox, and now Deep Silver and 2K part-time. Let’s turn that into full-time work!

  • Costas

    I ve always said this. Xbox needs more gamers in their staff and PR team.
    I hope core gamers get these jobs.

    • Jason Chase

      Did I mention that I’m an expert level gamer with a reputation? (just to add to my qualifications)

      In Texas, I’m somebody. However, it’s difficult to be anybody (known) outside of Texas when you’re deep IN Texas. It’s a whole other country in here.

  • roozbeh

    I would apply but im a few thousand miles to the eaat

  • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

    Someone that had experience managing a team under stressfull and tight schedule condition seem more suitable for those job. Anything opening in Canada ?

  • Swat

    Maybe if you didn’t fire your previous community guys you wouldn’t be needing to rehire.

  • CoopzGT

    Wish you guys were looking for artists! I would move back to Seattle in a heartbeat.

  • mrfusiononcar

    These are great opportunities, I would really like to be apart of Team Major Nelson, so I did apply and hope that maybe I am well suited for it, and hope to bring even more awareness and build the Xbox community even higher than it is today.

  • MoreConsole

    Can anyone tell me if these positions are open to UK residents. Thanks.

  • Rykin

    That first listing almost sounds like it is for your job Larry. You leaving or moving to a different position?

  • boe2

    If you are willing to move to the other side of the globe, sure, as long as US immigration is ok with it. I’m guessing you’d have to jump trough some hoops there.

    Though somehow I don’t think my SO would be very thrilled about it.

    • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

      it always depends on condition, that is why he ask. Some company pay for people moving to their place. It’s a pretty common procedure, still not always the case. The question is legit and should be answer by microsoft. Plus, having a visa to work require some paperwork from the company too, that i’m sure microsoft is used to, so they can state if they would accept/help in those kind of situation. Since it’s pretty sure they will get hundreds of people locally to get the job, it’s very unlikely they go internationnal, unless you have done exactly the same job with other company and they want YOU

      • Hugo Andrade

        Good answer :)

    • BigBernard

      I’m sure he wouldn’t mind.

    • Swat

      For the love of ****, change your ugly picture.

  • jordanariel

    Good luck everyone who applied. Unfortunately the East Coast gets no love. As others have said i hope the individuals who get these positions are gamers who are passionate about my favorite entertainment medium. My Gamertag Archeim wishes all of you the best! (And is a bit jealous at the same time)

  • Joshua Guss

    I’ll love to be on the team, but I don’t wanna move from New Orleans, where I was born & raised.

  • Voreo Sabrae

    It be neat but unless the move is paid for, i sadly cannot make it

  • Deacon

    good luck geeks :)

    • FELIXjk007

      says the ‘NON nerd’ reading tweets that are replying to a podcast on the internet regarding employment for Microsoft in its videogaming HQ

      hey thanks ‘cool person non-nerd jock-type’ ho-hum

      ‘tres expose’

      • Deacon

        notice the smiley face at the end .. that would in most cases reflect a smile which in additional cases would almost mean a term of endearment .. f’n internet smh. it wasn’t said as an insult.

        • FELIXjk007

          yeah, yeah, whatever the weather trevor and keep giving that head of yours a shakle, it needs it

  • baconcheeswhiz89

    i am capable but im lazy and want to play more xbox.

  • Hugo Andrade

    Im from Portugal, i love gaming and Xbox… Job Applied!
    Question: Where do i send something special? (video)

  • UNSCleric

    I have no official qualifications for this and my major at the University of Minnesota doesn’t really apply to anything in this field so I’m not going to bother, but those are two of the luckiest people in the country to get those jobs. How awesome…

  • UNSCleric

    It’s Seattle, Washington.

    • roozbeh

      I thought it would be redmond. You know ms hq

      • UNSCleric

        I’m just going off what Major and e said in this week’s podcast.

  • roozbeh

    this just a test to see if this title gets moderated.
    Looking for trailblazing, kick-ass team to help lead us into the future !

  • usrev

    don’t worry everyone, I didn’t apply so you still have a chance.

  • Dan12R

    I applied. I’ve worked in radio, blogging, and I’ve been doing Windows Phone evangelism since before it was released (former Windows Phone MVP and was part of the Windows Phone Launch Ambassador program). I’ve got quite a few ideas for the position. I’d appreciate just sitting down with some of the Xbox team to discuss those ideas (however, I’d also appreciate getting the position).

    • Not_A_PC_Gamer

      Windows phone evangelism? What in the blu hell is that? Also when was blogging ever considered a pro on any resume? I always thought bloggers were just narcissistic facebook users on their downtime?

      • Jarrichvdv

        Well, my whole family and some friends switched to Windows Phone once I showed off my Lumia 920 and how it performs. I guess that’s Windows Phone Evangelism ;-)

        You are so deeply convinced of something that you can’t just keep it to yourself but you need to share it with others.

        • Not_A_PC_Gamer

          I guess so lol.

  • Jarrichvdv

    Hi Major!

    I’m a Xbox (and Microsoft in general too!) Evangelist by heart. ( Yes, I’m for Belgium, but I’m more than willing to move to the US to pursue the job I’ve been dreaming about for quite some time. )

    One example that my give an indication how committed I am to sharing the Xbox One story with the world: I’m constantly browsing the web for Xbox news, rumors etc on various sites. I dig the comments section to see how gamers react to the news. When I see a fellow gamer posting a comment about how he doesn’t really understand how something works, or when he’s wrong (you got to admit, they sometimes are!)… I get an urge to explain to him why these features exist, how they work and why they’re great news for gamers. If that’s a site I’m not familiar with, doesn’t matter! I’ll sign up and create an account on that website JUST to tell that one gamer, why Xbox One can be a great choice for him.

    Xbox One has a story, and a very, very bright future if you ask me.

    That’s what fascinates me, what drives me every day to keep sharing and telling. It’s also the reason I just jumped out of bed to apply.

    I, for myself, have some ideas in my head how to communicate all the Xbox news to the world. To be honest, Microsoft communication in the beginning wasn’t that great, but it’s getting better and better every day.

    I would definitely like to be a part of the team, shaping a product ecosystem that I love and use on a daily basis.

    Jarrich out.

    • BigBernard

      Mother of God…

      • Jarrichvdv

        Haha! I know it may be overkill. I’m just excited ;-) these job offers are very rare you know

  • jandrews

    Don’t be ridiculous! You’ll pick someone with 500 qualifications, no gaming history whatsoever and not listen to your target audience! That’s how MS got fans annoyed in the first place!

    • roozbeh

      I think you mean fon mattrick right?
      You know he helped making the sims and need for speed right?
      Plus how are they not listening now? Their changing for the better yet you still find a way to complain.

      • jandrews

        Didn’t mean Don Mattrick at all, they might have listened and changed it all, but if they had listened in the first place we wouldn’t be having this conversation, dunno maybe a quick 2 min survey for gamers to do on xbox live is all it would’ve taken(cheaper option) or maybe even have selected players go to a meeting with someone from Microsoft in different countries(more expensive)

        Don’t get me wrong I will be buying an Xbox One, even though at a cost of over £650 with a few games and a headset, but I will never forget that they tried to screw me over.

  • MaverickEX
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  • Chris Poirier

    Applied! Having dabbled in various positions in the gaming industry – some paid, some unpaid, some volunteer – over the past several years, I’m absolutely thrilled at the potential opportunity to leverage my existing experience into a full time career. I have an inherent knack for working with the general public, which many of you attending PAX this year will witness first hand. Once again, I will be working at Twisted Pixel’s booth; if you see me, be sure to stop and say hi!