Senior Hardware Engineer - Microsoft Research, Technology and Research in Redmond, WA


TitleSenior Hardware Engineer - Microsoft Research
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionTechnology and Research
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

The industry is increasingly investing in hardware accelerators to improve efficiency, both in client and cloud systems. The Microsoft Research Client and Cloud Apps Team is focused on building research prototypes of novel hardware+software accelerators for large-scale datacenter services, targeted at 3-5 years out. We are uniquely positioned for this charter with its combination of prominent researchers and top-notch engineers with years of experience of shipping products and services.

We are looking for a talented scientist/engineer with a proven track record of building systems that combine hardware and software in interesting ways. Since Microsoft's scale services are traditionally written in software, without considering hardware acceleration, we are looking for engineering leadership in building prototypes that demonstrate improvements in Microsoft's services with hardware acceleration, both in terms of porting services to hardware designs, as well as building more general hardware infrastructure to accelerate datacenter services.

We are looking for someone passionate about building hardware, logic design, FPGA architecture, and overall systems design. With these skills, we will be able to build industry-leading services that leverage novel hardware and hardware acceleration to achieve unprecedented scale, efficiency, cost, and performance.

In this role you will:
- Work with the talented team of researchers and engineers on designing and building research prototype hardware accelerators for datacenter services,
- Work with researchers and engineers to specify new logic blocks, infrastructure, and systems that have a disruptive effect on our services
- Drive your own ideas and features that expand the general vision

Qualifications:
- 5+ years of systems building and/or hardware design experience
- Self-motivated, knowledge-seeking attitude with a strong desire for business impact
- Strong design and development skills in C++ and Verilog, particularly targeted at FPGAs
- Effective problem solving and analytical skills
- Strong inter-personal skills for efficient interactions within a flat organization and with product group partners

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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