Microsoft is apparently looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer to help it further boost the performance of both its new Xbox One console and the older Xbox 360 model, GamingBolt reveals, speculating that the company wants to further improve and optimize the performance of the consoles’ processors.
“[Microsoft is] seeking a Senior Software Development Engineer with deep technical expertise in networking, multiplayer, cloud compute, and game/service interactions, as well as significant game development experience overall,” the job listing says. “You can be a key part of making Microsoft gaming platforms – including Xbox One, Xbox Live, Kinect, Xbox 360, Windows, and future offerings – a success.”
Furthermore, the job listing says that experience in the following areas is a “plus,” including “low level debugging on Windows platforms; CPU performance tuning on one or more platforms; C/C++ compiler architecture; assembly languages; digital signal processing; Direct3D and general 3D graphics concepts.”
“Working directly with game developers to understand and address their technical problems; researching and developing incubations, samples, and white papers that illustrate advanced techniques” are also some of the primary responsibilities of Microsoft’s future Senior Software Development Engineer.
It’s not clear, however, what steps the company will take to further increase the performance of its consoles, and whether Microsoft plans to overclock the Xbox One’s CPU in the future. The only thing the company confirmed so far is the Direct X12 update, which will significantly upgrade the performance of the Xbox One console, as well as of Windows-based devices.