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 platforms, including AR/VR, the Internet of Things, phones, tablets, desktops, and game consoles.
AltspaceVR @ Cognition
AltspaceVR is a communications platform that brings people together from around the world to experience live virtual events. People use AltspaceVR to host and attend live comedy shows, tech talks, LGBTQ meetups, meditation classes, meetups and more. Reggie Wats, Justin Roiland (Creator of Rick and Morty), NBC, Bill Nye and many others have used AltspaceVR to host events. AltspaceVR is available on Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, Daydream by Google, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and in 2D on your PC and Android phone. The team strives to build a welcoming and intuitive platform for a diverse community of users. We'd love you to join us.
* 3+ years' experience in 3D Realtime Software Engineering (games or equivalent)
* 2+ years' experience with Unity3D
* Shipped at least 1 Unity3D experience on Android, iOS, Console, or VR
* Proven C# programming experience and debugging ability
* Ability to manage multiple priorities
* Strong problem solving and debugging skills
* Strong cross-discipline collaboration and communication skills
* 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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Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
As an AltspaceVR generalist engineer on a small client engineering team, you will have a direct impact on the end user experience. You will be modifying and extending multiple core gameplay systems such as VR and 2D control schemes, props, UI, audio, telemetry, and user generated content. You may also have a chance to improve the artist pipeline, support new platforms, improve overall performance. You'll be working and sitting together with a great team of designers, artists, engineers and dreamers, all working to bring the dream of social VR to life.
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