Senior Software Engineer, Minecraft Mojang

Reference: 17303 - Redmond, Washington, United States

At Mojang Studios, the creators of Minecraft, we are on a mission to build a better world through the power of play.

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.

Are you passionate about using games for learning? Are your technical skills strong and you want an opportunity to lead others? The Minecraft China EDU team is looking for a development lead with strong design and communication skills. You will define architecture, document designs, and lead development and validation of Minecraft features to enable these scenarios along with a small vendor team under your direction.


  • Work with a partner company to define work split and interfaces
  • Create feature designs taking into account internal and external feedback
  • Federate implementation across a small team
  • Track plan completion and represent project plan and status


  • Has 5+ years of experience developing client software (Bonus: in C++)
  • Understands the architecture and development of client software (Bonus: games client software)
  • Experience designing and developing features
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-directed and takes initiative to drive progress

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!

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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