Sr Hardware Engineer

Last updated 5 hours ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering (CHIE) is the team behind Microsoft’s expanding Cloud Infrastructure and responsible for powering Microsoft’s “Intelligent Cloud” mission. CHIE delivers the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's over 200 online businesses including Bing, MSN, Office 365, Xbox Live, Skype, OneDrive and the Microsoft Azure platform globally with our server and data center infrastructure, security and compliance, operations, globalization, and manageability solutions.

Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide and we are looking for passionate, high energy engineers to help achieve that mission. As Microsoft's cloud business continues to grow the ability to deploy new offerings and HW infrastructure on time, in high volume with high quality and lowest cost is of paramount importance. To achieve this goal, the Cloud AI & Advanced Systems Engineering (CAASE) team is instrumental in defining and delivering operational measures of success for hardware manufacturing, improving the planning process, quality, delivery, scale and sustainability related to Microsoft cloud hardware. We are looking for seasoned engineers with a strong passion for customer focused solutions, insight and industry knowledge to envision and implement future technical solutions that will manage and optimize the Cloud infrastructure.

We are looking for a Sr Hardware Engineer to join the team. Our team collaborates across different organizations in Azure to build in-house custom hardware focused on AI. 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.



  • 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
  • Design awesome hardware.


  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with high volume production.
  • Experience with cost/time/risk tradeoff analysis relative to time to market.
  • Experience with bleeding edge hardware design.

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.

Abilityto meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirementsarerequired for this role. These requirementsinclude, butare 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.

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