Lead Firmware Development Engineer

Last updated 4 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

The Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering Firmware Development (CHIE-FW) team is responsible for design and development of Server and Rack Infrastructure FW engineering for Microsoft's online services. We work closely with Microsoft product groups, industry partners and researchers to architect and develop server hardware solutions that meet the requirements for our cloud services platforms at the lowest possible cost of ownership (TCO).


This role is for a highly motivated Firmware Engineer with a background in Embedded and Firmware development. You will be leading a team involved with all phases of product development, from design through manufacturing and productization. At the design phase, you will lead the architecture and design and responsible firmware development, including; driver interface, SoC bring-up, protocol and feature development of low-level hardware.

The candidate should have strong coding skills, debugging and troubleshooting abilities, with experience in firmware development. The successful candidate should have experience with some or all of the following: firmware development, embedded development, bootloaders, platform initialization, board support package porting, peripherals such as PCIe, I2C, eMMC, SPI, USB, UARTs. OS primitives, memory management, scheduling, interrupts, threading.


  • 8+ years of professional experience designing, developing software solutions.
  • 2+ years of professional experience leading a team with 4 or more.
  • Passionate about coaching team members and helping them grow.
  • Proven and demonstrable skill in C, C++.
  • Experience with GIT, and ADO are an added plus.
  • Wants new technological challenges and able to deal with ambiguity
  • Experienced with firmware development
  • Ability to debug and resolve issues spanning multiple subsystems
  • Strong problem solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills, advanced design and development skills
  • MS in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent industry experience

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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