Senior Research Software Engineer at Microsoft

Senior Research Software Engineer

Redmond, Washington, United States
  • Redmond, Washington, United States

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  • Job number 722128
  • Date posted Oct 17, 2019
  • Travel 0-25 %
  • Profession Research
  • Role type Individual Contributor
  • Employment type Full-Time

From being able to log you in with face recognition, correct your gaze during a video chat to maintain eye contact, to the exciting possibilities in augmented reality, are you itching to play a part in bringing applications of computer vision to millions?
The Microsoft Applied Sciences Group incubates disruptive technologies for Microsoft’s next-gen hardware products and is working on several exciting projects that will shape how computers and other devices perceive the user and the user’s environment. Operating as a startup within the company, this team works closely with several research and product teams to bring compelling new experiences to the market. A lot of these experiences will be powered by computer vision – and as part of this team, you will have the unique opportunity to work on almost every aspect of a shipping vision system: camera optics, sensors, data pipeline and of course, developing and implementing the algorithms that make magic happen!


We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to closely collaborate with researchers in our group, to drive and streamline adoption of novel DNN solutions into mainline products. We expect you to learn and deeply understand low level compute architecture for any given silicon solution, well beyond available conversion and porting tools published by silicon providers. This deep understanding will enable you to work together with researchers on making architectural tradeoffs that will ensure best customer experience for any specific device family. Naturally, the opportunity for you to push the state of the art in this field is huge.


Expertise in porting and optimizing deep learning techniques (RNN’s, CNN’s, reinforcement learning) for dedicated silicon, e.g. Qualcomm’s cDSP/HVX and HTA, Intel’s Myriad, or similar.
Familiarity with DNN porting and optimizing SDKs, e.g. Hexagon, SNPE, MDK.
Basic Familiarity with TensorFlow, Torch, CNTK, or similar.
Strong Computer Science knowledge and ability to understand and implement complex algorithms.
Master's degree in Computer Science or related field.
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 .
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Benefits and Perks

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away


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