Software Engineer - Rendering


Location: Mountain View, California, Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Studio Alpha is Microsoft’s Serious Gaming Studio. We empower organizations to solve complex, planet-scale, massive data problems using game-based technologies in the cloud. We are on an exciting journey transforming critical decision making and helping commercial industry and government organizations solve complex problems with trusted results.

Through integration of geospatial services, large scale distributed simulation, artificial intelligent frameworks and 3d visualization on the cloud, we empower developers to extend the capabilities for specific use cases,

 Be part of an exciting new business and help us bring strategic gaming into the cloud age!


You will be engaged in designing and implementing game rendering and visualization work for Studio Alpha, including pipelines, shaders, and visual effects. You will collaborate with our design and creative teams to help bring innovative UI and visual effects into our Unreal client, and help the team hit a high visual quality bar.

We are looking for a candidate with solid software and systems engineering skills ready to build and learn new technologies in the 3D GIS, gaming, and modeling and simulation space.

You will be responsible for working with Azure, Unreal, and DirectX to deliver rendering services that are simulation-aware, accurate, and of high visual quality.



  • 2+ years of experience in commercial game engines
  • 2+ years of experience with C++


  • Experience working in Azure, GCP or AWS
  • Experience working with containerization technologies (Docker or Kubernetes)
  • Experience with 3D GIS data simulation and modeling
  • Experience creating APIs or SDKs
  • Strong familiarity with Unreal 4.x or 5.x
  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills
  • Strong 3D Graphics or Math understanding




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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