Microsoft AR/VR Job | Principal Systems Architect

Job(岗位): Principal Systems Architect

Type(岗位类型): Hardware Engineering

Citys(岗位城市): Redmond, United States | Mountain View, United States

Date(发布日期): 2022-6-8


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 diverse 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 and artists putting technology on a human path across all Windows devices, including Microsoft HoloLens, the Internet of Things, phones, tablets, desktops, and Xbox. We believe there has to be a better way. If you do too, we need you!

We are seeking a Principal Systems Architect to join our Mixed Reality Architecture team. The team is responsible for Product Architecture, Systems Architecture, Prototyping & Incubation as well as defining and driving the various technology roadmaps that are crucial to the future of Mixed Reality at Microsoft. You will need to have a strong background in one or more key technology areas including: Electrical Engineering, Physics, System Architecture, Optics, Silicon, Camera Sensor, Wireless and micro-Displays. Leveraging your background expertise, you will conduct architectural explorations, evaluations of design alternatives and tradeoffs, drive product requirements and incubate novel solutions for key subsystems of our next-generation Mixed Reality products.

You should have a passion for seeking disruptive new ideas pushing the boundary of innovation while balancing focused execution on current priorities. In this role you will collaborate with experienced architects and world-class software developers to directly impact future products.


Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related field, or equivalentalternativeeducation, skills,and/or practical experienceis required.
  • 8+ years’ minimum experience in Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, or System Architecture.
  • Basic understanding of CPU Architecture, GPU Architecture, fabric, DRAM, and I/O, with a deep understanding in at least one of those areas.
  • Strong programming skills in at least one language with a solid background in algorithms and data structures.
  • Ability to balance short term deliverables against longer term investments.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masers and/or PhD degree with 7 years minimum experience
  • Experience developing technical specification documents.
  • AR/VR/MR product development experience including algorithmic optimizations.
  • Vertical solution stack product development exposure from silicon to software algorithms with good understanding of the design tradeoffs involved in both architecture and implementation.
  • Deep understanding in one or more of the following technology areas: Optics, micro-Displays, Sensors and camera modules.
  • Understanding of camera and display pipelines including image processing algorithms.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and passion to solve hard problems as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Strong customer focus with ability to work effectively across multiple businesses and technical teams to ensure continued customer happiness.
  • Demonstrated cross-functional and cross-org experience.
  • A high tolerance for ambiguity and change.

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.


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.

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



  • Architect, design, implement and evaluate novel sensor, display, and system topologies to drive new product definition.
  • Cross-team and cross-organizational multidisciplinary operation to help evaluate new ideas and help drive them into products.
  • Lead Product Requirement Documents and Architectural Specifications.
  • Lead product architecture based on domain specific experience.
  • Contribute to an evolving team with a growth mindset, creating clarity and influencing the team strategy.
  • Engage with vendors to understand product offerings, provide guidance for selecting vendors, and work with vendors to ensure design meets requirements.
  • Lead in investigations resulting in shipping features, patents, and/or publications.