Hardware Engineering IC4

Last updated 25 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft Azure is building the fastest network in public cloud.We are seeking candidates who can span the stack from hardware to systems to applications, turning ideas into production systems at a rapid pace. Join us as a Senior Software Engineer to build the world's fastest public cloud and make a difference to millions of people across the planet.

As a developer in the network datapathFPGAteam, you willbe responsible forbuilding,testingand deploying networking acceleration on Azure, and the largest deployment of FPGA SmartNICs in the world.You will develop the infrastructure for next-generation Software-Defined Networking (SDN), including arbitrary packet manipulations, reducing virtualization overhead, and improving performance withRDMAand custom network protocols.You should be able to drive projects with both hardware and software teams, and both inside and outside of Microsoft.


This is a unique opportunity for hardware developers to see their RTL code go to production within weeks instead of years, or for software developers to tap into the performance and efficiency of customized hardware. Come help build one of the few truly hyperscale global clouds with innovations possible at every level of the computing stack.


  • Design, propose and oversee the analysis/evaluation of hardware architectures
  • Design and codeRTLmodules written in Verilog / SystemVerilog and targetingFPGAs
  • Simulate and perform hardware-based testing,debug, and verificationof FPGA designs
  • Scripting and basic software development in support of hardware design
  • Apply Agile development methodologies including code reviews, sprint planning, and frequent deployment
  • Handle a DevOps role with occasional on-call responsibilities for resolving customer issues in production



  • 7yearsprofessionaldigital logic design, development, and verificationexperience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in digital logic designand verificationin Verilog, SystemVerilog, or VHDLhighly preferred
  • Developing and deploying cloud applications for cloud hardware (NICs,GPUs,etc) highly preferred
  • Deep experience with FPGA programming including timing closure, resource management, and usingIPlibrarieshighly preferred
  • B.S,M.S, orPh.Din Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science
  • Strong knowledge of Verilog or SystemVerilog
  • Ability to read and write code in C, C++, C#,SystemC,Powershelland/or Python
  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals, including RDMA,SR-IOV,TCP,UDP, and IP

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,regulationsand ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you needassistanceand/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 arerequiredfor this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will berequiredto pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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