Mixed Reality: Principal Software Engineer

Microsoft
1065061
Seating Arrangement Not Specified
Redmond, WA
Full Time
Pay Range Not Provided
July 13, 2021
Direct Hire

Language(s):

  • C++

Interview Format(s):

  • Not Specified

Interview Content(s):

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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 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’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 devices, including Microsoft HoloLens, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Kinect for Azure, the Internet of Things, phones, tablets, desktops, Xbox, and Surface Hub. 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 Principal Software Engineer. Our team is working on innovative technologies related to machine vision on Hololens devices, including image processing, video processing, camera, computational photography, motion tracking, 3D reconstruction, camera calibration, etc. We are looking for someone with solid background and passion in some of those areas. In this role you will be responsible for the design, implementation, and optimization of algorithms for a new product.

The following qualities are important to this role:

Responsibilities

Work 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

Partner with the architects and the technical leadership team to deliver solid technical designs

Maintain an unwavering focus on our customers and the value you can deliver to them

Closely collaborate with partner teams when engineering & business dependencies exist

Own accurate costing for your engineering activities, and execute with high accountability to schedule and quality

Participate actively in detailed design, code reviews, bug/issue triage with the feature teams, and support well informed decisions towards business and engineering goals.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

10 years' minimum experience in Software Design, Software Development, or Software Engineering

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Design, Software Development, or a related field, or equivalent alternative education, skills, and/or practical experience is required

Preferred Qualifications:

Proven experience working through the full product cycle from initial design to final product

Outstanding technical problem solving and debugging ability

Deep native development skills in C++ design and coding, with strong debugging skills

Excellent written and verbal communications skills

A proven track record of shipping quality products on time

Experience with algorithms, mathematics, or statistics, particularly in fields related to computer vision or robotics

Computer Graphics: GPU, DirectX, HLSL, D3D, D3D11, or OpenGL

Computer vision, image processing, video processing, or computational photography, SLAM, Robotic Perception, Depth Cameras, Motion Tracking, Deep Learning

Experience writing performance-critical code or SIMD processor extensions (e.g. SSE/AVX/NEON)

Experience with mobile, embedded systems, systems on a chip (SoC), including performance and memory management

Software architecture and API design experience is a plus

Experience with cameras in the mobile space, camera processing pipelines, ISP tuning, or image quality fundamentals is a plus

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.

#MixedReality

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.

Basic Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

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:

#MixedReality

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.