Silicon CAD Engineer

Last updated 4 days ago
Location:Sunnyvale, California
Job Type:Full Time

Do you have both technical knowledge of silicon development process from specification to release to fabrication? Do you have the passion to want to assist other team members in achieving the highest productivity possible? You will be part of a community responsible for delivering the latest EDA tool infrastructure to the silicon teams within Microsoft. As part of this position you would pave the way for the design team by supporting, deploying, and enhancing the various infrastructure components necessary for our EDA and design team partners.


  • Develop, enhance, and support a wide variety of EDA tool infrastructure and flows
  • Automation via script and tool writing for data gathering and tool deployment
  • Enhance the tool, flow, and design collateral release process for predictable and quality silicon development


  • Minimum of BS + 2 majoring in digital and analog IC design or computer science
  • Technical background in various aspects of silicon engineering including RTL and physical design
  • Strong programming background in C++, Java, or equivalent objected oriented programming language.
  • Strong communication skills, self-motivated, and proven debug skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

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.

This position requires access to export-controlled information, hardware, software, or services. Candidates must have U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or be eligible to receive a U.S. Government export authorization. If the candidate will require a U.S. Government export authorization, any offer of employment for this position is contingent upon Microsoft receiving approval for that authorization from the U.S. Government.

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