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Principal Software Engineer

Microsoft Redmond – Redmond, WA, US

Engineering, Information Technology, Design

Salary : $50000 - $70000  / YEAR


We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to help build our next generation low latency application stack to deliver live holographic content smoothly and reliably around the world in real time. 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 building distributed applications. 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.


10+ years of professional development experience

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

Experience with high scale services -or- realtime multiuser application development

Experience in (one of) C/C++/C#

Highly desirable

15+ years of professional development experience

Experience building high-scale services

Experience with TCP and UDP transports

Experience with realtime global media distribution

Experience with realtime multiuser application development


These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role.

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.

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