Senior Software Engineer


On Site
USD 112,000.00 - 218,400.00 per year
Full Time


Human-computer interaction
Augmented reality
Computer vision
Machine Learning (ML)
Image processing
Computer science
Computer graphics
Software engineering
Unit testing
Microsoft Windows
Internationalization and localization
Software development
Cloud computing
Integrated circuit

Job Details

In Mixed Reality, 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 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, program managers and artists putting technology on a human path across all Windows devices, including Microsoft HoloLens, the Internet of Things, phones, tablets, desktops, and Xbox. Our team has people from a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, previous work histories, life experiences, and we are eager to maintain and grow that diversity. Our varied backgrounds and unique experiences enable us to be better at building the best solutions for our customers and make for dynamic and joyful collaborations with colleagues!

We are looking to hire a Senior Software Engineer. If you are passionate about groundbreaking Mixed Reality technology and want to work on a team dedicated to a culture of inclusion, growth mindset and collaboration, we need you! Our products incorporate ground-breaking technologies, from HoloLens, the Holographic Processing Unit (HPU), to image/video processing, depth sensing, computational photography, computer vision, graphics, machine learning, human-computer interaction, gesture recognition, eye tracking, hand tracking and biometrics. We bring these technologies to HoloLens and other future devices.

The Calibrations team's charter is to provide accurate mathematical characterizations of sensors and displays to enable simultaneous localization and mapping, scene understanding, and presentation of holograms. We are a mix of computer vision experts and engineering aficionados that pioneer calibration techniques for Mixed Reality. We are looking for a software engineer who is comfortable with C++ and/or Python, computer vision, and image processing, to help us create next-gen calibration solutions for the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (contract awarded by the United States Army) and other upcoming products.

Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years of professional experience developing and shipping software in C++ or Python.
  • Familiarity with fundamental concepts of computer vision/image processing, e.g., pinhole cameras, rigid transformations, operations on images and filtering, feature detection, through either professional exposure or self-learning.

Other Requirements:

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:
  • This role will require access to information that is controlled for export under export control regulations, potentially under the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations or Export Administration Regulations, the EU Dual Use Regulation, and/or other export control regulations. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of citizenship, U.S. permanent residency, or other protected status (e.g., under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) for assessment of eligibility to access the export-controlled information. To meet this legal requirement, and as a condition of employment, the successful candidate's citizenship will be verified with a valid passport. Lawful permanent residents, refugees, and asylees may verify status using other documents, where applicable.
  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Academic or professional experience with applications of computer vision, image processing, machine learning, robotics, computer graphics, or related disciplines.
  • Experience with mathematical packages in C++ and Python, e.g., ceres, Eigen, numpy, scipy, and numeric computing platforms such as Matlab/Octave or Jupyter.
  • Experience with non-linear optimization and numerical algorithms.

Software Engineering IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,000 - $218,400 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $145,800 - $238,600 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

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.


  • Implement and advance calibration solutions for mixed reality devices, with focus on calibration of cameras and displays, and evaluate their performance.
  • Solve computer vision, image processing, and optimization problems arising in geometric calibration of mixed reality devices.
  • Support manufacturing and factory calibration of mixed reality devices.
  • Evaluate requirements, estimate development costs, design and implement software, review implementation, improve the development process, perform unit testing, integrate software into larger systems, communicate status, analyze risks and compromises, or diagnose and resolve issues.
  • Embody our culture and values .