Research Intern - ML Systems

Last updated one month ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Virtual Internship

Participation in the Research Internship Program requires that you are physically located in the United States or Canada for the duration of the internship.

Research Internships at Microsoft provide a dynamic environment for research careers with a network of world-class research labs led by globally-recognized scientists and engineers. Our researchers and engineers pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges in diverse fields, including computing, healthcare, economics, and the environment.

This is your chance to work on the future of computing by working on cutting-edge accelerated hardware, software and distributed systems. Our team's solutions are used by customers to build and run larger artificial intelligence models more efficiently and at lower cost every day.

The AI and Advanced Architectures team is looking for hardware engineers to join us. We innovate using a mix of algorithmic innovation, custom hardware, and framework-level software that interfaces to the hardware. We're looking for a motivated hardware engineer to contribute to our core software and hardware stack. Day to day tasks for this may include optimizing deep neural network operators and layers to make efficient use of the hardware, optimizing device memory usage and data paths, studying the latest DNN models to map them to the hardware, and contributing back to open source projects. You'll need to be comfortable working in C/C++ and Verilog and have strong computer science fundamentals.

We are a cross-discipline team of highly capable and motivated people in the new Azure Hardware Systems Group with a collaborative culture and a strong track record of delivering strategic impact to Microsoft. We have a proven history with Project Catapult of driving deployment of programmable hardware (FPGAs) to Microsoft data centers worldwide. Through Project Brainwave the team is innovating on that hardware to break new ground in deep learning and artificial intelligence.

Responsibilities

Interns put inquiry and theory into practice. Alongside fellow doctoral candidates and some of the world’s best researchers, interns learn, collaborate, and network for life. Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to exciting research and development strides. During the 12-week internship, students are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other interns and researchers, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant life of the community. Research internships are available in all areas of research, and are offered year-round, though they typically begin in the summer.

Qualifications

In addition to the qualifications below, you’ll need to submit a minimum of two reference letters for this position. After you submit your application, a request for letters may be sent to your list of references on your behalf. Note that reference letters cannot be requested until after you have submitted your application, and furthermore, that they might not be automatically requested for all candidates. You may wish to alert your letter writers in advance, so they will be ready to submit your letter.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled in a PhD program in Computer Science or a related STEM field.
  • Must have at least 1 year of experience working on research systems for deep learning.
  • Participation in the Research Internship Program requires that you are physically located in the United States or Canada for the duration of the internship

Preferred Qualifications

Background in neural networks, high performance computing, operating and distributed systems design, processor and accelerator architecture.

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.

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