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Microsoft UK • London, United Kingdom

Developer Partner Manager-Xbox

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description


On Team Xbox, we aspire to empower the world’s 3 billion gamers to play the games they want, with the people they want, anywhere they want. Gaming, the largest and fastest growing category in media & entertainment, represents an important growth opportunity for Microsoft. We are leading with innovation, as highlighted by bringing the Game Pass subscription to PC, bringing Xbox to new devices with Cloud Gaming, and our recent acquisition of Activision Blizzard King creating exciting new possibilities for players.

The Xbox Experiences and Platforms team is home to the engineering work that makes this vision possible, building the developer tools and services that enable game creators to craft incredible experiences, the commerce systems that connect publishers with their audience and help gamers engage with their next favorite games, the platforms on which those games play at their best, and the experiences that turn every screen into an Xbox.

The Xbox Developer Relations team is at the forefront of helping developers ship great games on Microsoft platforms. We partner closely with developers to bring them up to speed on new technologies and optimizations, so they can deliver the best version of their games.

Are you excited about the technology that drives innovation in the digital entertainment world? The Xbox team seeks a technically inclined Developer Partner Manager based in Europe to own and manage relationships with a range of game development studio partners. As Developer Partner Managers, our key focus is to support our external game development partners along their path of developing and releasing great content across our Microsoft platforms including Xbox, Windows PC, Game Pass and Cloud Gaming.

In this role, the Developer Partner Manager will act as the primary point of contact for game development studios as they build their titles and bring them to our platforms. You will advise partners on the latest technologies/services for Microsoft platforms and help solve complex technical problems to assist our developers in building amazing content across multiple devices and services. We are looking for people that love to work in ambiguity and solve issues. Ideal candidates have an interest in learning new things every day, and a great sense of empathy for developers. Working closely with other members of Xbox and other internal Microsoft teams, this role will be an important part of our global organization.

Our offices are UK based but candidates in other European locations are considered, with an option of office, remote or hybrid working. This role will require travel within Europe and occasional travel to the United States.



  • General account & relationship management of technical teams within gaming studios
  • Research and understanding technical aspects of Microsoft platforms (Xbox, Game Streaming, Azure, Windows development)
  • Work on technical problems that require cross group collaboration
  • Provide technical insight to partner internal teams during business discussions
  • Help onboard and build relationships with developers new to the Xbox ecosystem
  • Be a representative for Xbox at game developer events and conferences


Ideal Candidate will have…

  • Passion for gaming and consumer entertainment
  • Professional working experience in the gaming industry.
  • Thorough understanding of game development on Xbox, PlayStation, and/or PC Gaming.
  • Verbal and written proficiency in English is required
  • Respect others and be able to collaborate on resolving issues with others.
  • High-level communication skills and be able to establish trusted relationships with partners.
  • Ability to ramp up quickly on new technology and end-to-end scenarios
  • Flexibility to be able to work with game studios of all sizes, structures and experience levels.

We welcome gamers and non-gamers alike, and actively seek out new perspectives to make our products better for everyone. Come join Experiences on Team Xbox and help define what’s next for Gaming!


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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Company benefits

Wellbeing allowance
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Gym membership
Mental health platform access
Buy or sell annual leave
Shared parental leave
Matched pension contribution
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Fertility treatment leave
Open to compressed hours
Open to job sharing
Fertility benefits
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Compassionate leave
Travel insurance
20 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Childcare credits
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Annual bonus
Annual pay rises
Company car
Open to part-time employees
Pregnancy loss leave
Life insurance
Equity packages
Financial coaching
Relocation packages
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Working at Microsoft UK

Company employees

Globally: 220,000

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Reading, Cambridge, Romsey, Manchester, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

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Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

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