We’re a curious, creative, and driven bunch. We’re a diverse team who strive to achieve excellence in everything we do. We value differences and aren’t afraid to take risks. Making mistakes and learning from them is what leads us to success. As a result, our ideas are better.
Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We set out to complete this mission by building the best-in-class platforms and services for a mobile-first, cloud-first world.
The Israel R&D Center’s mission is to lead strategic products and services that realize Microsoft's vision, by tapping into Israel's unique technological & entrepreneurial assets. We are the place to be to acquire top-notch skills.
Our work environment allows people to reinvent themselves.
Efrat Klinger, Senior Program Manager
Over the past years, we’ve held a few pretty-pretty cool events. From our incredible TechBaby events to our BlueHat IL cyber events, we know how to throw an awesome party. Our events are always known to be lots of fun, but we do more than serve scrumptious deserts: we do our best to inspire people.
Many parents deal with major concerns during parental leave related to juggling their careers, being a parent, and bearing other family responsibilities. As part of Microsoft’s commitment to advance inclusion and support mothers (and fathers) in the workplace, Microsoft Israel R&D center launched TechBaby – in collaboration with Woman2Woman – as a dedicated meetup for parents and their babies during parental leave. TechBaby events are a series of dynamic meetups dealing with common concerns by creating open dialogue about parenting, careers, and everything in between.
We work hard and play hard. We celebrate technological innovation, special occasions, and countless happy hours.
But mostly, we celebrate us. Take a peek to see our previous shindigs, and make sure to catch the next one.
Embrace the ride at The Playground! Our annual tech expo that offers the Israeli tech ecosystem the opportunity to tap into Microsoft R&D Center’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and allows us to share it all in the best way we know how- through a festival of tech, games, surprises, and fun. Featuring multiple play zones showcasing over 20 of our product groups, this expo-style celebration of technology offers a unique glimpse into our exciting initiatives and projects. Explore never-before-seen demos and meet the people behind the innovation - from Cybersecurity to IoT to Data Science. At the Playground, everything is yours to experience. Check out pictures from the previous Playground here.
Yes, We're Avant-Garde!
In March 2022, we threw a Purim party with an avant-garde concept for our employees and their guests as a tribute to the recovering local music, culture and fashion industries in the post-Corona era. The event featured musical performances by top Israeli artists and a dazzling fashion show showcasing both Israel's elite and innovative and promising fashion designers.
By tapping into our differences and embracing them, our ideas are better, our products are better, and our employees thrive. As part of our activities to support diversity, we’re proud to champion the LGBTQ community in Israel and collaborate throughout the year on several projects.
Hackathon- Where The Future Is Born
Microsoft is known for pulling off the best hacking events in the industry and organizing the largest private Hackathon on the planet. Once again, Microsoft employees fired up ideas by the thousands in this year’s record-breaking Hackathon, with 50,000 passionate problem-solving employees simultaneously participating globally, all taking the week to brainstorm, create, hack, pitch, and celebrate their ingenious inventions. Projects in Israel ranged from new solutions for Health professionals, to fresh approaches in tackling cyber threats, to innovative interactivity for gaming platforms and more accessible software. Changing the world? All in a day's work here at Microsoft!
ILDC’s 30th Birthday Party
Wish us congrats - we celebrated Microsoft Israel R&D Center’s 30th birthday! Just us with some cake, DJ Yinon Yahel, Dennis Lloyd, Noga Erez, Noa Kirel, Ran Danker, Shiri Maimon, Eden Alene, Miri Mesika, Narkis, Amir Dadon, Zehava Ben, Gabriel Butler, DJ Itay Galo, and a few other stars. No biggie.
We believe that anyone can reach their goals and achieve more, but we know that some may not receive a fair opportunity in life. Microsoft Israel R&D Center is on a mission to empower and impact people and organizations in the local community, to reduce the social gaps in the Israeli society.
We are investing our expertise and our talented employees in future generations, by providing STEM education initiatives. These include, enabling young girls and the periphery population to be aware of their tech capabilities, explore various fields of interest to pursue their talent and impact the economic and social future of our country (QueenB & Magshimim).
We believe that every person should receive an equal opportunity to achieve their goals and pursue their talent. Microsoft invests in various sectors – such as women, the Arab community, the Ethiopian Israeli community and the disabled – to provide them with a fair opportunity to explore, learn and become experts in the tech industry. These initiatives range from education to including them in the employment cycle (Appleseed & Special Olympics).
Our people wish to impact their community, society and economics, as well as share their expertise with others. We provide opportunities and encourage them to volunteer and donate in various fields, based on their personal interests and knowledge, through our Give platform and matching program.