Sr Hardware Engineer

Last updated 26 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

The Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering (CHIE) is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to conduct development of complex mechanical and thermal server and infrastructure designs. The candidate will support both in-house and ODM/OEM designs at all levels from cards to full systems and directing investigations for Root Cause Analysis (RCA). The Mechanical Engineer will create and deliver mechanical designs, direct design partners, and support testing, prototyping and manufacturing of Microsoft’s future products.

Microsoft is a highly innovative company that collaborates across disciplines to produce cutting edge cloud technology that changes our world. The CHIE 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 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


  • Responsible for design of mechanical assemblies centering around computer hardware and using CAD software to relay these designs
  • Responsible for directing the mechanical design efforts of partners and contract manufacturers.
  • End-to-end Ownership of designs
  • Responsible for interfacing with multi-discipline teams in development of computer hardware
  • Presentation of information to other teams and management
  • Responsible for carrying out testing on mechanical components
  • Working with high volume manufacturing to produce components at scale


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in the electronics design industry with a proven track record
  • Proficient at PTC CREO Elements/Pro Engineer CAD software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in structural design and analysis tools
  • Experience in tolerance analysis and first article analysis
  • Experience in sheet metal design, PCA mechanical design, plastic design
  • Experience with prototyping and high volume manufacturing methods

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.

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.

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