Microsoft Is Hiring Engineer for “Top Secret” Project

New job opening hints at new entertainment project developed by Microsoft

By on December 13th, 2012 17:31 GMT

Microsoft has recently published a new job opening for a software development engineer, as the company is trying to form a new team in the entertainment division.

The job ad reveals some very interesting details about Microsoft’s future plans, as the new team is supposed to work on a “top secret” project expected “to revolutionize entertainment.”

“Joining this team comes with risks. Most of what we work on is top-secret; you may not know what your new project is until you’ve accepted an offer. Not all of our ideas will fly. We will fail, and fail fast, on some projects. We will celebrate those failures because they are vital to making sure the right ideas take off in a big way,” Microsoft said in the job description.

Of course, Microsoft is keeping everything secret on this new project, but we do know that it’ll involve the Kinect technology, as experience with the Kinect for Windows SDK or similar Kinect development technologies is required.

The future development engineer will have to “develop implementation plans and software according to functional requirements and feature specifications,” Microsoft said, and must be passionate about gaming.

“In this role your technical skills and creativity will be pushed to their limits as you weave together disparate technologies to tell the story of what the future of entertainment will look like. You’ll learn more than you even knew existed about machine vision, data mining, AI, voice recognition, and embedded systems. You’ll become an expert in one or more of those areas. You will work on a truly agile team to build and iterate on prototypes to evolve and demonstrate our creative vision,” Microsoft explained.

Information on this new project will most likely be kept secret for the next year or so, especially because it’s a top secret plan, but Microsoft has already developed a special affinity for secrecy since it started work on the Surface tablet.

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