Senior Software Engineer

Last updated one month ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Do you want to help deliver cutting edge technology to Azure? Do you enjoy detailed, system-level software both on Linux or Windows? Do you like collaborative solutions? Does helping to create the infrastructure that powers Microsoft's online services excite you?

In the CSI Drivers & Enablement development team, you will design and implement software components to enable and optimize the Azure fleet. As part of a team, you help enable specialized storage and networking device hardware, and customized offloading hardware in our servers. The software components you deliver include Windows and Linux device drivers, diagnostic tools, libraries, telemetry services and comprehensive testing.


You will be an integral member of the extended team that brings new hardware designs (accelerators, custom silicon, machine learning offload etc) from concept to production. We collaborate with internal business groups across Microsoft to deliver cutting edge, innovative hardware that enables new customer value in the competitive cloud market. You will partner with internal EE and PM team members and external partners on activities to design, develop, bring-up, debug, test, deploy and monitor hardware in production. This role requires strong communication skills, excellent troubleshooting and debugging skills, knowledge of system software and a deep understanding of the space where hardware and software meet. As an SDE, you have strong design and coding skills, quick learning abilities, and confidence to ship reliable software.


Required experience:

  • Bachelors required. MS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering desired
  • 5+ years of System SW/Device Driver development and debug.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience with C/C++
  • A proven track-record of shipping products and having been through at least one development cycle
  • Experience in the design, implementation, debugging and testing of operating system drivers (Kernel mode and User mode)

Desired experience:

  • SW development experience for H/W acceleration of storage or networking technologies
  • Ability to handle the debugger well to quickly identify and resolve issues spanning multiple subsystems
  • Understanding of FPGA devices architecture and tools
  • Familiarity with low level hardware interfaces and protocols e.g DMA, GPIO, PCIe, I2C, NVMe, SPI buses
  • High tolerance to ambiguity and ability make progress when situations are in flux

We in the Cloud Server Infrastructure (CSI) team within Azure are responsible for the definition, design, and development of the hardware that is delivered into Microsoft Datacenters. We work closely with Microsoft product groups, researchers, suppliers, and industry partners to architect, develop and build hardware solutions and deliver new technology innovation (Machine learning hardware, new storage paradigms, CPU architectures). We focus on delivering solutions required for our cloud service platforms at the lowest possible cost of ownership (TCO). We are industry-leading in developing custom device solutions to accelerate production workloads in the datacenter. 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: 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.

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