The Socio-Digital Systems (SDS) group at Microsoft Research in Cambridge is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary team focused on the creation of a broad set of new experiences enabled by novel technology, and driven by research into real people and real human needs. It is currently seeking a Research Software Development Engineer (RSDE) who will help the group develop, design, and test concept prototypes and probes. The work will entail participation in research problem definition, in rapid hardware development and software engineering, and will combine the use of bespoke solutions with the appropriate use of off-the-shelf technology. The work will require flexibility and collaboration with non-technical specialists.
The successful applicant will be a developer with experience in software design and implementation; self-motivated and capable of working independently; and have the ability to manage the full software development life cycle, including gathering requirements, design, implementation, writing and running tests, and creating professional-level product documentation. At the same time, they will need to be capable of quickly bringing together robust working prototypes.
Experience in working with geographically distributed and inter-disciplinary teams would also be helpful. It is assumed that they will have BS level education or equivalent, in a technical field such as mathematics, computer science, or electrical engineering.
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