Lead Quality Engineer

Redmond, WA, United States

Does the idea of a fast-paced, continually-evolving, customer-centric environment focused on making amazing gameplay experiences excite you?


The Studios Quality team at Microsoft is looking for an experienced Software Engineer with a history in, and a real passion for, software quality that wants to make a big impact on the future of the Minecraft Franchise.  Minecraft inspires millions to create together, connects people across the globe, and features a community of the most active and passionate players in the world.  Our customer base grows every day and our technology, methods, and frameworks need to grow with it. To continue being the best we must hire the best.



Ideally, you’ll have a background in driving quality into game features and processes, influenced by telemetry and data science principles.  You’re a veteran in the field with a quality-first mindset, strong technical aptitude, and the ability to communicate and collaborate across a variety of disciplines to meet the needs of our players.


As we continue to evolve our support for the games and studios of tomorrow, we’ll use telemetry and data to scale more effectively, build quality into the product rather than test it in, and embrace and encourage a culture where everyone in the organization is responsible for product quality rather than just a select few.  As a member of our team, you’ll embed within a set of scrum teams working to drive a data centric, quality-first perspective into our core features, ensuring excellent player experiences and helping us build a sustainable development process.  In addition to Minecraft, you’ll drive your successes, failures, and learnings into the broader Studios Quality organization, helping to improve not just Minecraft, but all of Microsoft Studios.



  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years in software quality (preferably games or entertainment)
  • Self-directed, take initiative to drive issues to conclusion, regardless of organizational structure and team boundaries
  • Ability and flexibility to work effectively on a worldwide team spanning multiple time zones
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a love for collaboration
  • Customer-first and data-centric mindset
  • Experience leading teams and working in an agile/scrum based environment a plus

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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