In Cognition, 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 has to be a better way. If you do too, we need you!
We're looking for experienced developers to create the foundation for a new visual medium - volumetric video - bringing human moments and performances into immersive Mixed Reality experiences. In this role, you will develop and support our volumetric streaming and playback technology. With access to Microsoft research and product teams, you will design innovative solutions to technology problems posed by creators and consumers, then figure out how to make these solutions robust, scalable, and affordable. You will have a passion for improving human experience via new technologies and will thrive on working closely with creators to achieve their vision in a new medium.
What you'll need
* BS in Computer Science or related technical field * 5+ years software development, emphasizing development of high-performance computer graphics and/or image processing solutions in C++ * Experience in rendering using modern graphics APIs (DirectX, OpenGL, Vulkan, Metal) * Passion for delivering innovative solutions to real-world users, on a deadline * Agile, flexible, and comfortable dealing with ambiguity in a startup-like environment
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:
* Video capture, codecs, and processing systems * Advanced computational geometry and/or computer vision algorithms * Streaming media protocols and platforms * Developing portable, cross-platform software solutions
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.
What you'll do
* Define and evolve the data formats, encoding, and playback of volumetric video to support a robust, performant experience across multiple device and media platforms. * Interface with teams within Microsoft to facilitate the use of volumetric video across a variety of engagements. * Deliver state-of-the-art results, balancing engineering excellence with production realities * Ensure our code is fast, reliable, and architected to grow this new medium to massive scale * Represent opportunities, challenges, and tradeoffs to internal and external stakeholders
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