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Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

As Microsoft continues to develop the Intelligent Cloud & Edge the set of customer experiences will grow every day. In the Mixed Reality Team we are focused on enabling those experiences with physical devices like HoloLens as well as new devices as paired with innovative services in Azure. Our tech moves beyond screens and pixels, creating a new reality aimed at bringing us closer together—whether it is a social gathering in virtual reality or some yet undreamt-of possibility. To get there, we are incorporating diverse groundbreaking technologies, from the revolutionary Holographic Processing Unit to computer vision, machine learning, and human-computer interaction. We are a growing team of talented engineers and artists putting technology on a human path across all Windows devices, including Microsoft HoloLens, IoT, tablets, and desktops.

With the announcement of HoloLens 2 other projects have emerged to help bring AR/VR into more of our daily lives and this role is in support of the HoloLens IVAS program. This role is focused around the engineering services such as build machine management, developer environment provisioning, test orchestration, and test execution to empower the developers creating experiences on these existing and new platforms. Your client and service infrastructure code will enable bring-up along with full scale development of applications in a tightly controlled environment. You will need to engage with developers across the team to understand requirements, create brand new tools, produce results that scale, and measure success via telemetry as well as customer feedback. Creativity in problem solving will be a common occurrence via writing new code or adopting existing industry solutions with a focus on stability, ease of use, and developer satisfaction.


  • Research, design, and implement tools and services around build and test systems along with E2E integration of these systems

  • Attention to detail to ensure all deployed systems meet the necessary program legal and security requirements.

  • Provide clear documentation and technical write-ups on code you write and running services that allow the systems to follow an ‘Infrastructure As Code’ model and near daily releases to production systems.

  • Coordination with partner hardware and software teams to deliver solutions that maximize code reuse across platforms.

  • Adopt appropriate telemetry strategies to understand how your code is leveraged and overall framework reliability.

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

  • Engage with a diverse group of collaborators to communicate burn-down status and contribute to a strong team culture.


  • BS or MS in Computer Science or similar engineering degree, or a minimum of 4 years' of equivalent industry experience and strong familiarity with source code management tools like GIT

  • Object oriented design, coding, and E2E testing experience in one of more of these languages C++, C#, Objective C, Java, Python, or JavaScript

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience with build and test systems such as Azure DevOps, Jenkins, or Artifactory along with familiarity of continuous integration and continuous deployment practices.

  • Daily passion for helping developers get more out of their development and test loops.

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience building cloud services in either Azure (Functions, Key Vault, IOT Hub, Kusto Query Language, PaaS, SaaS, etc), AWS (Lambda, etc), or other cloud solutions.

  • This position requires access to information controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the successful candidate must be a "U.S. person" : a natural person (a) who is a lawful permanent resident as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20); or (b) who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3); or (c) is subject to an approved license by the applicable government agency.

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:

  • Debugging experience on Windows, Android, IOS

  • GitHub project and source code management

  • Unity or Unreal development experience

  • Development leveraging the Powershell Scripting language

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.

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