Corporate Development Manager @ Microsoft in Redmond, WA

Are you interested in structuring, valuing and negotiating complex financial transactions for one of the world’s largest technology companies?

Microsoft’s Corporate Development group is a small team of deal professionals that sources, evaluates and executes acquisitions, divestitures, strategic investments, joint ventures and partnerships for Microsoft. The team interacts regularly with Microsoft’s senior leadership team, including frequent discussions with the company’s CEO and CFO. The team is looking for highly motivated merger and acquisition professionals with a passion for technology.

Every company is looking to change how they use digital technology to fundamentally reimagine how they empower their employees, engage customers, optimize their operations and change the very core of their products and services. Microsoft is positioned to become the strategic digital transformation platform and partner of choice. Microsoft will reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more. Microsoft is an active acquirer and has executed well over 100 acquisitions in the past 10 years, including Github, LinkedIn, Skype, and Mojang (Minecraft).


This role will play an integral role in charting the future direction of Microsoft through participation in landscape-defining transactions. They will join an accomplished team of individuals with MBAs and JDs who have extensive M&A experience from leading investment banks, private equity firms, consulting firms and corporations.

This role will immediately lead small and medium-sized deals and play a key role on small teams evaluating larger transactions.

For any given deal, the person in this role will lead valuation, deal structuring and negotiation of term sheets and definitive agreements and play a vital role in upfront idea generation, strategic evaluation and business planning, coordination of financial, tax and legal due diligence, and post-close integration planning.

They will also interface with the investment banking, venture capital and startup communities and will work on special projects for Microsoft business group executives to evaluate new business opportunities.


We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Three to five years combined work experience from a top-tier investment bank, consulting firm, private equity firm and/or venture capital firm.
  • Experience in merger and acquisition transactions or control equity investments with technology exposure a plus.
  • Personal integrity, initiative, and the ability to work as part of a team in an environment that demands excellence is imperative.

The Ideal Candidate Will

  • be a self-starter
  • passionate about technology
  • strong in financial analysis and business skills including:
    • robust valuation expertise
    • commercial, investment and acquisition contract review
    • negotiation and due diligence and
    • the ability to work independently across multiple groups in a rapidly changing business environment.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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If interested, please apply here.

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