Immigration Reform 2014: Tech Industry Wants More Green Cards For Foreign Programmers

Microsoft is looking to fill a number of lucrative positions. The world’s largest software company is seeking individuals who can help build a next-generation system to power cloud computing for banking, health care and scientific research.

“We are ready to hire developers who push the boundaries of parallel storage and computation,” the company states in its online ad for a “Software Development Engineer II.” The average salary at Microsoft for a “Software Engineer II” is $112,000, according to Glassdoor.

Amid ongoing talk of what is sometimes called a “jobless recovery” in the U.S. economy, this plum role at one of tech’s most prominent companies has been open since early May. Further, the company also has more than 500 other lucrative, unfilled jobs on offer.

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