Mixed Reality and AI Research Scientists and Engineers


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 diverse ground-breaking 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 Windows devices, including Microsoft HoloLens, the Internet of Things, phones, tablets, desktops, and Xbox. We believe there has to be a better way. If you do too, we need you!


The new Microsoft lab in Zurich will be located near ETH Zurich, the top technical school in continental Europe, enabling close collaboration in multiple areas. The city of Zurich, Switzerland, is centrally located in Europe and consistently ranks among the top cities in the world for quality of life. 


The Microsoft Mixed Reality lab in Zurich, Switzerland, is a new research team building the future of mixed reality. We are passionate about using computer vision to map and understand the environment, recognize and track relevant objects, and assist the user in performing the task at hand.  The team aims at building up a diverse expertise across computer vision, graphics, machine learning, robotics, interaction and software engineering. 


We are looking for talented computer vision and machine learning researchers and software engineers: people who love to invent and build new stuff that really works and can be deployed to millions of users.



  • Must be passionate about incubating new ideas, solving problems, and building working systems.
  • Must be self-motivated, proven collaborators, good communicators, attentive to details, and keen to learn.
  • Should hold
    • a PhD or similar degree in computer vision, machine learning
    • or roboticsor have suitable alternate expertise and experience
  • Must be strong programmers with software engineering experience and good debugging skills.  Experience in the following would be advantageous:
    • C++ (esp. C++11 and newer), Python, C#
    • GPU programming (esp. CUDA)
    • Graphics programming (esp. DirectX)
    • High- and low-level code optimization
  • Should have hands-on experience working on at least one of:
    • 3D computer vision
    • Machine learning, esp. deep learning
    • 3D graphics, especially geometric modelling
    • Probability and statistics
    • Numerical algorithms, e.g. nonlinear optimization
    • Robotics and control systems
    • Novel sensing hardware
  • Should have strong mathematical skills
  • Ideally have practical experience working in an academic or industrial research environment.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.



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