Microsoft AR/VR Job | Principal Software Engineering Lead

Job(岗位): Principal Software Engineering Lead

Type(岗位类型): Engineering

Citys(岗位城市): Redmond, United States

Date(发布日期): 2022-1-19


In Mixed Reality, people—not devices—are at the center of everything we do. Our tech moves beyond screens and pixels, creating a new reality aimed at bringing us closer together—whether that’s scientists “meeting” on the surface of a virtual Mars or some yet undreamt-of possibility. To get there, we’re incorporating groundbreaking technologies, from the revolutionary Holographic Processing Unit to computer vision, machine learning, human-computer interaction, and more.

We’re a growing team of talented engineers, program managers and artists putting technology on a human path across all Windows devices, including Microsoft HoloLens, the Internet of Things, phones, tablets, desktops, and Xbox. Our team has people from a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, previous work histories, life experiences, and we are eager to maintain and grow that diversity. Our varied backgrounds and unique experiences enable us to be better at building the best solutions for our customers and make for dynamic and joyful collaborations with colleagues!

If you are passionate about groundbreaking Mixed Reality technology and want to work on a team dedicated to a culture of inclusion, growth mindset and collaboration, we need you!

Helping our customers succeed with our solutions is what excites us every day. Our team has people from a wide variety of backgrounds, previous work histories, and life experiences, and we are eager to maintain and grow that diversity. Our diversity of background and experience enables us to be better at building the best solutions for our customers, while having a blast building it! We believe in sane work hours, using our vacation time and we offer paid parental leave. In addition, we are passionate about learning on the job, and we have several hackathon weeks a year to ensure we have an opportunity to go beyond the planned and prioritized work and allow everyone to drive innovation. Our culture is collaborative, passionate and customer focused. We love the cultural change that is happening at Microsoft, and we try to bring our growth mindset to work every day.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 10 years’ minimum experience in Software Development, Software Engineering, or Software Design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of professional development experience
  • 5 years’ minimum experience as a people manager or lead
  • Able to lead and deliver in a highly ambiguous environment
  • A strong desire to create an inclusive environment to teach and mentor junior engineers
  • Ability to work across teams
  • A desire to invent new technologies when existing ones are not sufficient to meet the needs
  • Demonstrated experience in C++
  • Experience developing for at least three of: PC, Xbox, Mac, Android, iOS
  • Experience building multiple, different products with different architectures and requirements
  • Experience with real-time media on multiple platforms
  • Experience with engineering systems supporting cross-platform development

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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Microsoft Mesh is changing how people collaborate in Mixed Reality. We are looking for a Principal Software Engineering Lead to lead our client SDK for personification where we bring fully expressive and real humans into Mixed Reality in realtime and at scale. The ideal candidate is inclusive and wants to mentor a team of engineers who have a wide range of skills and experiences. You are a person with deep software engineering background and have shipped multiple products across multiple platforms. You are able to use your expertise to build a platform supporting interactive and streaming experiences which augment the capability of Mixed Reality devices, at scale, anywhere in the world. Mixed Reality is a 1B business and the market is still very much emerging – ability to operate in an agile startup-like environment is critical.

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.