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Principal Software Engineer Microsoft
Redmond, WA

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At Microsoft, we strongly believe that Mixed Reality is the future. We are the Mixed Reality Services team, responsible for a suite of services including Remote Rendering and Azure Spatial Anchors, that bring holograms to life across all platforms. Come join us as we build out our live streaming service for holographic content. We don't talk about delay in terms of seconds; in our world, we operate in milliseconds. With an end-to-end delay as low as 250 milliseconds, we're able to do things never thought possible, except in science fiction.

Helping our customers succeed with our solutions is what excites us every day! Our team has people from a wide variety of backgrounds, previous work histories, and life experiences, and we are eager to maintain and grow that diversity. Our diversity of background and experience enables us to be better at building the best solutions for our customers, while having a blast building it! We believe in sane work hours, using our vacation time and we offer paid parental leave. In addition, we are passionate about learning on the job, and we have several hackathon weeks a year to ensure we have an opportunity to go beyond the planned and prioritized work and allow everyone to drive innovation. Our culture is collaborative, passionate and customer focused. We love the cultural change that is happening at Microsoft, and we try to bring our growth mindset to work every day!


* A strong desire to create an inclusive environment to teach and mentor engineers
* Ability to work across teams and evangelize across all levels
* A desire to invent new technologies when existing ones are not sufficient to meet the needs of your vision
* Strong technical expertise in routers and switches
* A low-level and deep understanding of TCP / UDP
* High level understanding of QUIC, HTTP2, SRT or similar
* Experience with low latency media transport (WebRTC, RTP, HLS, MPEG-DASH)
* Basic understanding of Audio and Video compression technologies (H.264, H265, OPUS, AAC)
* Experience in (one of) C/C++/C#

Highly desirable:

* 15+ years of professional development experience

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.

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.

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to help build our next generation low latency media transport stack to deliver live holographic content smoothly and reliably around the world with sub-second delay. The ideal candidate is inclusive and wants to mentor a team of engineers, who have a wide range of skills and experiences to execute your vision. You are a person with deep domain knowledge and expertise with all things transport-related including routers, switches, TCP/UDP, QUIC, SRT, RTP, and WebRTC. You are able to use your expertise to build a new and innovative technology to deliver sub-second audio and video reliably anywhere in the world at scale. This role is part-development and part-research, all in an agile startup-like environment.

About Microsoft

Microsoft is a technology company that develops and supports software, services, and devices.

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