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Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

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 is a better way. If you do too, we need you!

You are drawn to work on the latest and most innovative products in the world. You seek projects that will transform how people interact with technology. You have a drive to grow your skillset by finding unique challenges that have yet to be solved. We are looking for Senior Software Engineer to come and join us in delivering the next wave of holographic experiences in an exciting new project.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.


  • Incorporate the latest Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Sensor Fusion capabilities into the design of our Products and Services

  • Characterize various sensors like inertial measurement units, magnetometers, visual light cameras, depth cameras, GPS etc. to understand their properties and how they relate to the accuracy of tracking, mapping, and localization.

  • Implement and design innovative measurement solutions to quantify the accuracy and reliability of Mixed Reality devices against industry gold standard ground-truth systems

  • Partner with engineers, designers, and program managers to deliver solid technical designs.

  • Embody our Culture (  and Values (


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, or Python

  • OR equivalent experience.

  • Hands-on experience in 3D Computer Vision, Image Processing or equivalent fields.

  • Hands-on experience working on embedded/real-time systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in pose tracking systems (like SLAM - Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, visual-inertial odometry, visual-inertial localization) for Augmented, Virtual and/or Mixed Reality devices.

  • M.Sc or Ph.D in related fields of computer vision/machine learning.

  • Experience writing performance critical code in C/C++, debugging skills.

  • Hands-on experience working on sensing hardware, camera processing pipelines or image quality fundamentals.

  • GPS-Inertial Sensor Fusion for global navigation.

Software Engineering IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,000 - $218,400 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $145,800 - $238,600 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

Microsoft will accept applications for the role until April 16, 2024.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations ( .