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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineer - Web3/Metaverse in Redmond, Washington

Do you want to help shape and define the future of gaming? Does being at the forefront of innovation excite you? If so, Xbox Emerging Technologies may be the team for you.

At Xbox Emerging Technologies, we are exploring new emerging technology trends to craft the next era of gaming. We are venturing beyond the horizon and charting a course forward with players and creators at the center.

Our goal is to define the future of Xbox by advancing our mission of bringing joy and community to every gamer on the planet. If you value dynamic and agile teams that are proactively advocating for a diverse workforce, we have a great role for you.

Are you passionate about helping define the intersection of gaming, web3 & the metaverse? We are looking for an engineer with a passion for building world-class client solutions. As a leader, you will take end-to-end ownership of projects and programs, defining the architecture, evaluating requirements, designing solutions, estimating development, and integrating features at great quality into our products. You will help shape the future of decentralized gaming and blockchain development.

As a Principal Engineer, you work with peers across disciplines (Design, Product, and Marketing) to build robust features on a predictable schedule. Identifying technological opportunities for improvements will be critical in the success of the role.


  • Designs elegant solutions for systems which results in simple, extensible, and maintainable high-quality code.

  • Leads design, implementation, and code reviews across the feature area.

  • Optimizes team processes to improve productivity and responsiveness to feedback and changing priorities.

  • Uses technical knowledge of the product design and code to identify risks and prevent classes of bugs.

  • Leverages curiosity of Web3/blockchain ecosystem to consistently innovate as market dynamically shifts.


Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of client-side system engineering experience.

  • Experience building new technology inside of a group/company with a large codebase.

  • Ability to quickly prototype, iterate, and take initiative to drive progress.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Demonstrated history of building new systems in ambiguous environment

  • Passion for decentralized technologies (Web3, metaverse, DeFi, etc.)

  • Game or game adjacent technology experience

  • Track record of successful collaboration across product, engineering, marketing, public relations, and design

  • Self-starter with demonstrated experience leading teams and/or personnel

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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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