Hardware Development Engineer

Microsoft Corporation Redmond , WA 98053

Posted 2 months ago

Our team collaborates across different organizations in Azure to build in-house custom hardware such as Microsoft's SmartNIC. We immensely value culture, mentorship, and acting as a unified team. This is an opportunity to leverage and grow your existing HW design experience in an innovative and highly collaborative environment where the results of your work will matter to Microsoft and Microsoft's customers.


  • BS / MS Electrical Engineering

  • Experience with Cadence EDA tools

  • Experience with analog and digital circuit design

  • Experience developing HW component and system level specifications

  • Experience developing HW verification and functional test plans

  • Experience working across disciplines and organizations to resolve complex issues

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Fundamental knowledge of the following HW design principals: Signal Integrity, Power Design, Computer Architecture

  • Excellent Team Player

Microsoft is a highly innovative company that collaborates across disciplines to produce cutting edge cloud technology that changes our world. The Cloud Server Infrastructure (CSI) team in Microsoft's Azure C+E division is responsible for delivering server infrastructure for Microsoft's online services. The hardware for operating these services (over 200 and counting), comprises of hundreds of thousands of servers spread globally and applications that reach hundreds of millions of users every day. Our customer-base is growing rapidly, our infrastructure investments are multiplying, and the size of our global infrastructure is increasing by the day - along with the scale of our challenges. Learn more about our team and projects here Azure Hardware Infrastructure



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.


  • Schematic Entry

  • PCB Layout

  • BOM Creation

  • Collaborate with partners to ensure systems meet significant quality, reliability, and service level requirements for a cloud environment

  • Work with internal and external partners to define and specify HW solution requirements

  • Collaborate with partner ODM/OEM companies

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