Microsoft forming ‘top-secret’ Kinect team

Microsoft forming 'top-secret' Kinect team

Microsoft is aiming to take its motion-control Kinect technology to the next level, and is forming an entire new team to “tell the story of what the future of entertainment will look like.”

A job listing (via OXM) at the Redmond technology giant for a software development engineer reveals a successful candidate should be ready to fail in a new high-risk environment.

“Joining this team comes with risks,” the job ad reads. “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.”

The job description makes clear that those seeking a “comfortable” or “standard” role at Microsoft should not apply.

To be considered for the position, a candidate must have shipped at least one consumer-focused product and worked on side projects like Kinect hacks or websites.