Principal Software Engineering Lead

Redmond, WA, United States Posted 16 days ago

Excited to work on the latest cutting-edge graphics and effects?  Love the challenge of optimizing rendering engines, writing shaders, and creating amazing visuals?  The Xbox Advanced Technology Group (ATG) provides deep technical consultation and integration services to game developers world-wide as they create cutting-edge experiences for Microsoft game platforms and services.  The team is seeking an experienced Lead Software Engineer with a passion for graphics and a deep understanding of the process and experience of game development.  As a Lead Software Engineer in ATG you would be leading, managing, and contributing directly to the creation and innovation of graphics in both 1st and 3rd party titles and game engines, as well as working with various internal and external teams.  In this role you will be a key part of leading and defining Microsoft gaming platforms and graphics.



  • Lead a team to deliver on all graphics features
  • Collaborate closely with external development teams and internal technology teams on features and problem solving
  • Partner with team leads to provide a long-term plan and vision for graphics
  • Develop and grow engineers to reach higher potential
  • Aid in the architecture and implementation of various game engines, middleware, and technologies
  • Present and educate at various industry events


  • At least 7 years of C++ professional experience
  • Experience shipping AAA current generation games on console or PC
  • Experience with compute, DX11, DX12, or 8th generation console GPU programming
  • Graphics, mathematics, debugging, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Bonus Qualification-Experience Unity, Unreal, or other AAA rendering engines
  • BS degree or 3+ years of work experience

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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