A few months ago, Microsoft launched the Xbox One, but as early as now, the company is looking at the future. Redmond?s company revealed this and they?ve posted a new career opportunity, seeking an Industrial Designer.
?The Xbox Industrial Design studio is building a world class in house team. We love entertainment. We live for building transformative entertainment experiences that resonate with consumers.?We are looking for passionate designers who want to help us create next generation entertainment hardware for Microsoft.?
?This is a design position within the Xbox industrial design studio.?You will be joining a team that drives vision and product development for Xbox hardware programs. The right candidate will be a ?hands on? individual contributor that will bring thought leadership, inspirational creative output, and passion to the Xbox entertainment space. In essence, this position requires nothing less than a ?super creator?.?
?As an industrial designer you will collaborate with design team and bring inventive ideas which will have large impact across the Xbox Entertainment Business.?
?We expect a spontaneous and innovative creative process that takes advantage of consumer insight harvesting, inspiration way-finding, 3d sketching, prototyping, thoughtful consideration?of business needs, and understanding of technical considerations. Above all the candidate should have a portfolio that demonstrates the ability to design soulful product experiences that delight consumers.?
The post also lists ?intrinsic passion for seamless hardware/software experiences? and ?proven track record delivering award winning design? as prerequisites.
Even if Microsoft already begins to plan for their next-gen console, there?s nothing to be surprised about, really. Hardware designers are never really inactive, and most of the time, preliminary research begins once the previous generation of hardware has been launched; sometimes earlier. And we?re pretty sure that Sony and Nintendo are doing the exact same thing.
And in addition, the company is also said to be seeking a Senior Software Development Engineer, which means that they aim to improve the current game development tools utilized by first and third parties to make their titles on ?Xbox platforms.
?The Xbox Platform Developer Experience team is hiring! We own the core development tools for the Xbox console platform, and we serve as a driving advocate for the end-to-end developer customer experience across the program.We are looking for an exceptional SDE to help us take game development tools to the next level.?
?Game developers, from AAA studios to Indie shops, have unique and exacting needs. Just think about the factors involved: Game titles are only growing in cost and complexity with each new generation. These days the projects will involve scores of engineers and hundreds of artists. They have budgets and production values that rival Hollywood blockbusters. They have 10?s of gigabytes of content, code tuned to get the utmost from our platform, and holiday release dates that won?t move.?
?The Xbox ecosystem only thrives if these partners succeed.?Our goal is to help them make better games, faster.?
Of course, these career opportunities from Microsoft is just the tip of the iceberg, and it doesn?t in any way equate to official announcements. Let?s just wait for more clearer signals before we begin to speak too loudly about the ?Xbox Two?.
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