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Hardware Engineer Microsoft
Redmond, WA

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Did you know that Microsoft delivers more than 200 online services to more than one billion individuals worldwide? The Cloud Server Infrastructure (CSI) team defines and develops the hardware that powers these services, and we're looking for passionate, high-energy individuals to come join us!

Microsoft is a highly innovative company that collaborates across the industry to produce cutting edge technology that changes our world. The CSI Custom silicon system development team is responsible for definition, development and deployment of custom silicon accelerators for cloud and AI applications. We work closely with Microsoft product groups, industry partners and researchers to architect and develop server hardware solutions that meet the requirements for our cloud services platforms at the lowest possible cost of ownership (TCO).

Learn more about our team and projects here


A solid computer engineering background (MS in computer engineering or equivalent degree preferred).

* 3+ years of development experience for new hardware
* Previous software development experience in all stages of a release cycle (design, implement, and test) with ability to cover multiple job roles.
* Professional experience in at least one of these languages: C#, C/C++, Powershell, Javascript, Python, TCL, .NET/.NET Core, Entity Framework/EF Core, ASP.NET/ASP.NET Core, RazorPages
* Good communication skills
* Solid debugging, testing, and problem-solving skills


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.


This is an opportunity to leverage and grow your software and hardware systems experience in an innovative and highly collaborative environment where the results of your work will matter to Microsoft and Microsoft's customers. This role offers a wide variety of challenges and incredible learning opportunities across multiple areas of Cloud services such as Networking, Storage, AI, and other teams beyond our own. The right candidate for this role is a highly motivated hardware Engineer with understanding of software.

The candidate should have good coding skills, with some understanding of driver development and firmware development. The successful candidate should have familiarity with some or all of the following: firmware development, driver development, network sockets, platform initialization, peripherals such as PCIe, I2C, SPI, USB, UARTs.

Primary responsibilities include:

* Develop and run system level test cases for these hardware components both in lab and production cloud environments.
* Lead cross-functional team root-cause investigations. Experience with lab debug will be a plus
* Drive cross-functional quality improvements focused on robust design
* Ability to work effectively both autonomously and in teams.

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