This is your chance to work on the future of computing by working on cutting-edge accelerated hardware, software and distributed systems. Our team's solutions are used by customers to build and run larger artificial intelligence models more efficiently and at lower cost every day.
The AI and Advanced Architectures team is looking for hardware engineers to join us. We innovate using a mix of algorithmic innovation, custom hardware, and framework-level software that interfaces to the hardware. We're looking for a motivated hardware engineer to contribute to our core software and hardware stack. Day to day tasks for this may include optimizing deep neural network operators and layers to make efficient use of the hardware, optimizing device memory usage and data paths, studying the latest DNN models to map them to the hardware, and contributing back to open source projects. You'll need to be comfortable working in C/C++ and Verilog and have computer science and digital system design fundamentals.
We are a cross-discipline team of highly capable and motivated people in the new Azure Hardware Systems Group with a collaborative culture and a strong track record of delivering strategic impact to Microsoft. We have a proven history with Project Catapult of driving deployment of programmable hardware (FPGAs) to Microsoft data centers worldwide. Through Project Brainwave the team is innovating on that hardware to break new ground in deep learning and artificial intelligence.
* B.S or higher in computer engineering, computer science, or related fields
* 2+ years' experience in Java, Python, C#, or related languages
* 1+ years' experience with C/C++
* 2+ years' experience with Verilog or VHDL
* Strong intellectual curiosity and passion about learning new technologies
* Knowledgeable in linear algebra, computer arithmetic, processor and accelerator architecture, or compiler design
* Exposure to Deep Neural Network training and inference and experience in one or more deep learning frameworks (PyTorch, Tensorflow, Keras, CNTK, etc)
* Strong communication skills and the desire to collaborate in a team of engineers
Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
Software engineering and design in C/C++, Python, and other languages.
Hardware design on FPGAs using Verilog or VHDL
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