Hardware Validation Engineer

Last updated 3 days 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 Hardware Validation Engineer to join the team.

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  • Work in laboratory environment to validate design and correlate measurement with simulation using VNA, TDR and Oscilloscope.
  • Provide development input to design teams, create electrical product models and documentation
  • Sponsor in-house and independent lab testing or additional connector/cable assembly qualification testing
  • Perform high-speed empirical and analytical signal integrity evaluation of interconnects, PCBs, and chip packages.
  • Experience in failure analysis and troubleshooting skills in a laboratory environment
  • Experience with prototyping solutions and bench testing methodology.
  • Experience with board level validation
  • Experience with test automation with background in scripting
  • Work closely with SI simulation teams to ensure a robust interface design
  • Define and Execute validation test plans for functional, signal and power integrity
  • Must be able to understand circuit schematics and hardware data sheets
  • Strong board and system troubleshooting skills, must be able to work well with board level hardware engineers, software engineers, and mechanical engineers
  • Hands on lab skills including rework, troubleshooting with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and specialized test equipment such as PCI analyzers, in-circuit-emulators and traffic generators/analyzers, operating thermal chambers


  • BS in Electrical Engineering
  • Fundamental knowledge of the following HW design principals: Signal Integrity, Power, Analog and Digital Design, Computer Architecture
  • 5+ years of overall experience in test validation and automation experience
  • Able to navigate in layout tools used for PCB and Packages
  • Understanding of s-parameters, Smith Chart and frequency domain analysis
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent communication skills and teamwork abilities
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects at the same time

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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