Software Engineer II

Last updated 4 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

The Graphics Interfaces team delivers world-class graphics technologies ranging from low-level system APIs and software rasterization platforms to modern end-to-end user experiences. Through close collaboration with industry leaders, the team is also deeply committed in our mission to take Microsoft’s driver ecosystem to the next level in empowering our customers’ innovation worldwide. The team has a range of experience levels from new to the industry through 10+ years working in high performance graphics development. It’s a highly collaborative culture with everyone’s contributions valued. We are looking for an engineer with experience and a strong desire to build cutting-edge graphics systems. This important role offers significant potential to positively impact Microsoft and the broader graphics and gaming industry.


  • Design, build and support key features for graphics systems that delight customers
  • Execute feature delivery with a focus on quality and maintainability
  • Engage in co-engineering efforts with industry leaders to deliver scalable graphics driver infrastructure
  • Work effectively across teams to address problems and collaboratively arrive at solutions


Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience delivering broadly released, commercial quality consumer or enterprise software.
  • 3+ years of experience with C/C++ coding and debugging skills.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Driver development experience, especially for Graphics systems, is a strong plus.
  • Knowledge of GPU architecture and low-level graphics APIs such as Direct3D, OpenGL/Vulkan, or Metal, is a plus.
  • The ideal candidate has good communication/customer interfacing skills, ability to deal with ambiguity, and ability to prioritize software development tasks.

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 Screen: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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.

  • Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.