Microsoft Corporation Software Engineer II in Redmond, Washington

Do you have years of experience tuning and polishing game engines? Do you weep at the sight of a bit of popping geometry when you round a corner in a game? The team that created the critically acclaimed Forza Motorsport franchise is looking to add a graphics engineer to the talented systems team. In this role you will be able to leverage your experience with rendering, high performance streaming and visibility to give our racers the flawless visual experience they crave. All while providing an efficient and creativity enabling experience for our content teams. Come join our team at this exciting time as we push the graphical limits of Microsoft gaming platforms.


  • Researching and implementing the latest graphics techniques.

  • Optimizing CPU and GPU code to hit our rigorous performance targets.

  • Collaborating with our talented art team to improve our visual quality.

  • Implementing and streamlining workflows to improve art productivity.


Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience with C++.

  • A strong 3D math background.

  • 3+ years of experience with graphics technologies such as D3D or OpenGL.

  • Experience with multiple lighting models, dynamic lights and shadowing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with 3D modeling packages such as 3DS Max or Maya.

  • Experience with low level system programming.

  • Experience with GPGPU programming.

  • Experience shipping multiple game titles, preferably console games.

  • Knowledge and passion for cars/engines/racing.

  • Experience developing for Xbox One or other console platforms.

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 at .

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