Cortana, the celebrated new digital assistant from Microsoft, has already launched on Windows Phone 8.1. With the official rollout of the mobile OS beginning next month, the company is busy refining the service.

But at the same time, Microsoft have dropped several hints, suggesting its arrival on the PC — as in Windows 8.1 desktops and laptops, and Windows RT 8.1 tablets.

Although, the software titan is yet to talk about this porting project in detail.

This time, however, some new job openings on Microsoft’s Careers website have been published in order to hire a developer to make Cortana on Windows a reality. The official job title? Cortana Software Development Engineer:

“Do you want to be part of the team that is building the next generation of Cortana? We are looking for strong and motivated developers to help shape the Evolution of the next generation of Microsoft’s Digital Assistant – Cortana! The landscape of digital assistant is challenging, exciting, and ground-breaking space.

Being part of the Cortana team, you will have the opportunity to push the frontier, redefine the personalization experience on Windows. You can help create serendipitous moments of discovery and satisfaction for the users and enable signature experiences that make Windows your indispensable companion in the real world. We also own the search experience, which is one of the premier and most used experiences in Windows.”

Overly enthusiastic, and none too shabby on details either!

You can get a pretty good idea on what Microsoft is planning with Cortana on Windows, and the company’s long term vision for the service, and in fact, all its platforms in the blocks of text above.

Besides, this is not the first time that Redmond has hinted about the arrival of Cortana on Windows, as an older post on Microsoft Research website alluded to this possibility.

Which, if all goes well, could be a reality in less than a year.

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  • Jason Claven

    A little creepy to see a face with it! haha. Outside of that, Cortana looks awesome! I can’t wait for it.

    • Sally Black

      lol, Jason! I agree with both parts. The face looks like an Avatar almost. However, Cortana has all the makings of being awesome, so I’m excited!!

      • Matthew Laws

        haha! It does look like an avatar a little bit. I’m guessing it’s because she’s blue. I love the cortana news though. Just keep it coming! Super fascinating.