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Skype Career Day in Minsk, February 28th

Skype is hiring new employees to work at its biggest development centre in Tallinn, Estonia and other offices in Prague, Moscow, Stockholm and London, where altogether they have more than 100 vacancies on different positions.

Skype is growing globally. Now, as part of Microsoft we are seeking hundreds of people to our European engineering offices in parallel with the growth in US,” said Tiit Paananen, Skype’s site leader and engineering people operations director from Tallinn, Estonia. “Our message to new joiners has remained the same over the year – by joining Skype, you can work with some of the smartest people and make life better for millions of others every day!

Come and find out what we’re all about, how is it like to work at Skype and what great job opportunities we have available.

Place & time (updated):
Thursday, February 28th at 20.00
Nezavisimosti avenue 58 korpus 6 , 2nd floor
Please register your attendance at

Currently there are 4 Belarusians working for Skype in Prague. One of them, Natallia Reshytnik, considers working at Skype as a significant career achievement. ”It’s my 4th year at Skype. I’ve joined as a senior quality engineer and now I lead a testing team of one of Skype’s core products. What could I say about Skype? It’s a challenge. A challenge to work together with brilliant people, a challenge to develop one of the most popular software products in the world, a challenge to make some things better, a challenge to help people, a challenge to make history…
She also praises Skype Prague office to be the perfect place to work at. “When I joined Skype, there were less than 20 people in the office. We were like a big family. Now, when the number of employees has grown over 100, we still try to save ‘family’ traditions – we throw grill parties where all employees and their partners are always welcomed, people bring their kids after school hours to have fun and play around with other kids. And on occasion you can even meet a lovely dog in the kitchen ready to become you best-friend-forever just for one sausage.

Skype will be in Belarus as part of Garage48 start-up weekend, which will take place on March 1-3 at Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics- BGUIR Minsk, Petrus Brovki street 6, and which is sponsored by Skype. Garage48 is a boot-camp initiative to build new web and mobile services in just 48 hours. The event starts on Friday at 17:00 with presentations of various product ideas and peaks with the demos of working products/prototypes on Sunday at 18:00. Skype’s representatives will be there to mentor the teams in their work. More information about Minsk Garage48 event can be found from

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