"As part of a next generation team, you'll be instrumental in helping to lead the development of the engine that will power future experiences for the next generation of gaming platforms," reads the vacancy, which invites applications for a Program Manager at Microsoft's Redmond headquarters. The phrase "next generation of gaming platforms" likely refers to a future console to succeed the Xbox 360 alongside future developments on PC.
"You will have the opportunity to collaborate with artists, designers, and other creative functions within [Microsoft Game Studios] to ensure that we are building the best possible platform for content creators," it continues.
The position does not involve day-to-day programming work but rather "work[ing] closely with the software architect and the senior development team." That software architect may well be former Gearbox technologist Corrinne Yu, who sparked rumors of Microsoft's next-gen development work with her departure to join the Halo Studio.
The Halo Studio is currently at work on a new entry in the Halo series in collaboration with film director Peter Jackson. The project was announced two years ago.