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Why play? Well, play is at the heart of everything we do. It’s the blocky backbone of our games, the core of our development philosophy, and even the origin of our name. From the relentless experimentation of our endlessly inspiring community to the classrooms where Minecraft has become an essential teaching tool, play is the bedrock of our existence. We enable millions to create and play together, connect people across the globe, and foster a community that is among the most active and passionate in the world. Our community is global and incredibly diverse. When we are developing anything within our franchise, we keep this in mind. We want everyone to not only feel included in Minecraft, but also to see themselves in what we make. Our goal is for the Mojang Studios team to be as diverse as our community.

We’re seeking an ambitious, results-driven Software Engineer with a passion for education to join us in our mission to empower teachers and students to do more with Minecraft: Education Edition. Attention to detail, self-motivation, and an ability to create results in an agile environment are a must.

Responsibilities

  • Works on all aspects of Software Development including design, implementation, testing, maintenance, documentation and delivery

  • Collaborate across disciplines to refine and iterate on game features

  • Optimizes, refactors and reuses code to improve performance and maintainability – ensuring maximum efficiency, effectiveness, and return on investment.

  • Leads design and code reviews across the feature area, understands the root causes of issues, and finds ways to resolve them.

  • Optimizes team processes to improve quality, engineering productivity, and responsiveness to feedback and changing priorities.

Qualifications

Required:

  • 4+ years software engineering experience

  • Strong problem solving and algorithm development skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to quickly prototype, iterate, and take initiative to drive progress.

Preferred:

  • BS degree in Computer Science

  • C++, cross platform (Windows/Android/iOS/macOS)

  • Educational software development or teaching experience a plus

In the end, it’s the people of Mojang Studios that make this place truly special. When you join, you’ll find yourself in the company of incredibly bright, warm, and creative individuals – all united and working toward a single goal. Come help us reach it!

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.

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