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Principal Software Engineer - Microsoft

Redmond, United States
Metaverse c++ rest

We are building the Intelligent Conversation and Communications Cloud (IC3). We power Microsoft’s first-party real-time conversation products, notably Skype and Teams with many millions of users, by providing reliable and high-quality audio and video calling, meetings, and chat services that work every time, from anywhere, on any device. And we expose our core capabilities to third-party partners, with which they can bring conversations to life in their own products. With IC3, we will enable customers to do more by making conversations on our platform more intelligent, surfacing useful information in real-time and taking actions on the customers’ behalf during the conversation.

And, we will learn from each conversation. Every call, meeting, or chat will make the next one better.

Building and running services at scale for Microsoft 365 for hundreds of million consumer and enterprise users is very challenging, but it is a lot of fun and rewarding. We are looking for smart, passionate engineers at many levels to help us do just that to power and deliver on IC3 mission.  This opportunity will allow you to make a broad positive impact across many critical IC3 domains such as chat, audio/video calling, meetings, service and data engineering, and service management. We want you because you have an insatiable passion for technology, your constant intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn, your ability to communicate well in a team environment, your desire to make our team better with your contributions and of course your ability to deliver the right results at the right time.

The team is working on the next generation of immersive meeting experiences in the Metaverse to make online meetings more personal, engaging and fun. A new vision of the internet, one where people gather to communicate, collaborate and share with personal virtual presence on any device.

The IC3 media team is responsible for the research and development of the core real time media stack components enabling the Skype and Teams family products to work across the variety of platforms as well as enabling highly scalable media servers running in the cloud. We are looking for a talented developer with strong interest and potentials in building highly reliable and scalable network services, highly dependable mission critical meeting/calling products as well as applying large data and machine learning techniques for competitive innovations. He/she will be designing and implementing the client and server media streaming/communication components, interfacing with other teams in Teams/Skype to improve and extend existing functionalities, analyzing production telemetry for areas of improvements, and working with the partner teams on improvements in testing and benchmarking the core media services.

• Excellent C++ and/or C skills

• Experience with programming for networking, multi-threaded systems, and/or real time media

• Good understanding of system software including OS and networking

• Excellent communication skills

• 7+ years of industry experiences in software development, preferably in real-time media development

• Bachelors/master’s degree in computer science or Engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

• Hands-on experience with real time communication protocols like RTP/SRTP/RTCP

• Hands-on experience with streaming protocols like HLS/DASH

• Hands-on experience with WebRTC stack

• Hands-on experience with application of big data, machine learning techniques to improve systems.

• Practitioner of the latest engineering methodologies; Unit testing, TDD, Agile etc.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: Microsoft Cloud Background Check


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. 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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Published on: 11/10/2022

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