Senior AI System Drivers - Passionate - CSI / Azure - Cloud Server Infrastructure

Microsoft Corporation Sunnyvale , CA 94085

Posted 5 months ago

Seeking an engineer with strong system driver experience particularly in the area of PCIe and network hardware accelerators such GPUs and high-performance ASICs. The driver has to run on multiple OS platforms including Windows, Linux, and hypervisor, and it needs to be well-crafted for high performance and reliability. The driver also has API and management responsibilities. A strong prior expertise in CUDA or OpenCL device drivers is essential.

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

  • At least a B.S. in Computer Science or Math or related fields with 10+ years experience.

  • Direct experience in drivers and operating systems, particularly in CUDA or TPU or OpenCL device drivers.

  • Experience with multiple OS platforms including hypervisors.

  • Understanding of frameworks such as TensorFlow and PyTorch.

  • Understanding of HW interconnects (PCIe/ethernet), memory, CPUs.

  • Strong C and kernel-level coding experience and skills.

  • Additional nice-to-have skills: Python, Frameworks.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Positive attitude.


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.

  • System driver design for hardware accelerators, in particular for AI acceleration.
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Senior AI System Drivers - Passionate - CSI / Azure - Cloud Server Infrastructure

Microsoft Corporation