Sr Software Engineer, Minecraft

Last updated 14 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Sr Software Engineer, Minecraft

Minecraft inspires millions to create together, connects people across the globe, and brings together a community that is among the most active and passionate in the world. The Minecraft team is looking for a developer to build up our creator scripting capabilities.

Software Engineers take end-to-end ownership for development and quality of products and services that delight customers and add strategic value to Microsoft. They evaluate requirements, estimate costs, and design and implement products and services. They define and implement the quality criteria for their products and services, using measurements and insights to understand and validate the quality of experience for customers. They manage and improve the engineering process, manage risks, dependencies and compromises, and integrate software into broader ecosystems and/or products and services.

As an experienced software engineer you work with peers across disciplines (Art, Design, Production, and Test) to build robust features on a predictable schedule and at high quality. You identify technology opportunities, risks, and prototyping new techniques to create high quality player-focused games.


  • Developing features predictably and at quality
  • Delivering creator APIs and features for Minecraft
  • Working in a scrum environment to cost your work items
  • Writing excellent code that others aspire to achieve


  • Experience with mobile, console or PC entertainment experiences
  • Experience working with the design discipline on UX
  • Strong design and programming knowledge with domain expertise in two or more areas
  • Mastery of code in C++ (at least 5 years) and other languages
  • Strong communicator
  • Desire to be hands on

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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