Sr Product Engineer

Last updated 5 days ago
Location:Sunnyvale, California
Job Type:Full Time

The Microsoft Silicon team is transforming the ways people communicate, create, and collaborate through the devices and components we develop. We’re a growing team of engineers on a mission to develop revolutionary designs and ship first-to-market products. Azure, XBOX, Surface and Hololens incorporate our internally developed silicon components. Our team is creative and resourceful; we value growth and learning. We want to amplify your abilities so you can do your best work. Join us, and together we’ll turn groundbreaking hardware designs into reality!



The position will have responsibility for product engineering, with a focus on post silicon performance optimization via correlations across platforms, characterization, tuning and data analysis.

The position requires someone with experience in semiconductor IC development, specifically in ATE, bench, platform correlations. The position also entails generating and leveraging correlation, characterization and performance data, to develop per part voltage setting methodologies in order to optimize in-system power and quality. Candidate should have strong leadership skills to manage external vendors in a lab environment and interface closely with product, test, design engineers, and drive sub-project as part of larger development programs.

Candidate should have excellent knowledge of IC characterization and validation, with ATE test development and characterization experience being an asset. Data analysis, report generation is an asset; Test case/bench mark selection, execution is an asset; It is beneficial to have understanding of IC design and IC verification.

The candidate would benefit from background in various product market area such as high performance compute, AI, GPUs, telecom.


Additional Qualifications/Required experience and skills:

  • 5+ years of experience in product validation, characterization, optimization.
  • Experience in Developing ICs (pre-silicon, first silicon bring-up, new product introduction)

Preferred qualification

  • Experience with system level test cases (SLT) definition/generation/selection/execution and data analysis.
  • Experience with performance (ie. power management features, mode optimization) tuning
  • Experience with per-part definitions for voltage and frequency run in manufacturing test.
    • Experience in pre-silicon requirements definition to support post silicon performance optimization, including in supporting optimized voltage setting in mfg, would be an asset;
  • Good software skills, especially in scripting languages
  • Experience in AI, machine learning, digital neural networks would be an asset;
  • Experience in data collection automation would be an asset;
  • Probability and statistics background including DOE’s would be an asset.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
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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