Microsoft AR/VR Job | Senior Software Engineer

Job(岗位): Senior Software Engineer

Type(岗位类型): Engineering

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

Date(发布日期): 2021-11-16


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 is colleagues brainstorming around a giant digital whiteboard, scientists “meeting” on the surface of a virtual Mars, or some yet undreamt-of possibility. To get there, we are incorporating diverse groundbreaking technologies. Mixed Reality is a growing team of talented engineers and designers putting technology on a human path across all devices, including Microsoft HoloLens, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, phones, tablets, desktops, and Xbox. We believe Mixed Reality technology empowers every person and organization to achieve more. If you do too, we need you!

We have an immediate opening for a Senior Software Engineer on the Mixed Reality Architecture Team. We are working on a variety of projects for current and future versions of HoloLens involving prototyping and investigation on a variety of areas including networking, operating system optimization, remote rendering, machine-learning and computer vision. We are looking for someone with a background and passion in some or all of these areas or is self-motivated to dive in and learn as they go.


  • 3+ years of relevant professional software development experience
  • Excellent C++ development and debugging skills
  • Expertise in writing performance-critical code and in performance analysis and optimization
  • A proven ability to work in a team environment on a shared code base
  • A proven track record of delivering high quality solutions for technical challenges
  • Strong knowledge of 3D math and linear algebra
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent

Desirable skills:

There are plenty of other skills that aren’t required, but you’ll find useful in this role. Let us know if you have experience with, or are passionate about:

  • Developing for mobiles, embedded systems, systems on a chip (SoC), specifically power and performance optimizations
  • OS networking stacks (on any OS)
  • Low-latency data transmission over wireless networks
  • Video codecs and low-latency, high-throughput video encoding/decoding
  • Software architecture and API design
  • Experience with graphics APIs such as DirectX or Vulkan
  • Experience with game engines such as Unity or Unreal
  • Working knowledge of modern CPU+GPU hardware and typical performance bottlenecks


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.


  • Working in close partnership with a team of diverse and talented peers in various disciplines including design, hardware, Program Management, and Software Development for sustained long term success
  • Partnering with your peers and technical leadership to deliver solid technical designs
  • Maintaining an unwavering focus on our customers and the value you can deliver to them
  • Closely collaborating with partner teams when engineering & business dependencies exist
  • Owning accurate costing for your engineering activities, and executing with high accountability to schedule and quality
  • Working on all aspects of Software Development including design, implementation, testing, maintenance, documentation and delivery
  • Mentoring other developers and sharing expertise throughout our team
  • You are expected to be a self-starter, capable of solving ambiguous and challenging technical problems with wide scope
  • You will be expected to lead by example and maintain the standard and craftsmanship embodied in our products
  • You will have the opportunity to work with new technologies on a diverse range of cutting edge hardware platforms