Senior Software Engineer

Redmond, WA, United States

Experiences & Devices – Mixed Reality Studios – AAIS Studio


Design, develop, and deliver software components and services that capture audio, process audio byte streams, and synthesize audio for output. Work with creative, science, and program management teams to build and manage schedules for software engineering. Drive digital audio strategy for mixed reality.


Are you looking to be part of an exciting team on one of the most promising new businesses for Microsoft? Do you want to craft the future of virtual reality, augmented reality, and everywhere in-between?


The Mixed Reality Studio, part of the company's new Experiences & Devices Group, is poised to transform our lives. If you want to be part of a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape the next computing paradigm to emerge, we need you! We are looking for a passionate Senior Software Engineer well-versed with audio, digital signal processing, and spatial sound to join our dynamic, tightly-knit team to be a key contributor as we realize our ambitious plans.

Joining the Mixed Reality Studio, you will be customer-obsessed just like we are. As a Senior Software Engineer on the team, you will be responsible for building systems and components that are tight, performant, exciting pieces of an overall audio offering for Mixed Reality. You will also work on devices large and small, harnessing the network powers of the intelligent cloud as well as the immediate and efficient benefits of running code on the intelligent edge.

Our team is highly collaborative and pulls together top talent in the engineering, science, program management, and creative disciplines. You will dive into the great energy we have in the team and harness your love to imagine, prototype, harden, and ship experiences all inspired by our customers and our shared vision. We also actively invest in our team and value an always-learning growth mindset to all of our work.

You will design, evangelize, develop, deliver, and support components that capture audio as well as render audio byte streams, employing DSP techniques to transform audio for information extraction as well as to synthesize audio. You also will be central in contributing to the emerging field of audio in Mixed Reality, helping power the audio experiences necessary for the exciting devices, experiences, and software of tomorrow.


  • You have 5+ years software engineering in C, C++, C#, or related language
  • You have 3+ years developing digital signal processing or audio engine software


  • You have a solid working knowledge of digital audio production techniques
  • You want to work with a highly capable, cross-discipline team
  • You embrace the innovation mindset and love learning from successes and failures
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You have worked with 3D/spatial audio in the past and have used techniques like head-related transfer functions
  • You have built software which includes an interactive audio engine
  • You enjoy reading academic literature from AES, ICASSP, ISMIR, IEEE, etc.
  • You understand how to build systems for audio and other multimedia in gaming



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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