Posted 13 days ago

Microsoft’s hardware teams incubate advanced technologies and build deep partnerships with internal research, product planning, and marketing teams. Microsoft ships tens of millions of hardware products every year, including the Xbox, Surface devices, HoloLens, accessories, and much more.


Our opportunities represent a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, design, verification, performance modeling and DevOps supporting the development of custom silicon.


The Silicon Computing Development Team in Raleigh is seeking passionate, driven, and intellectually curious computer/electrical engineers to deliver premium-quality designs once considered impossible. Our team is involved in numerous projects within Microsoft developing custom silicon for a diverse set of systems ranging from traditional computing solutions to artificial intelligence and augmented reality. We are responsible for delivering cutting-edge, custom CPU and SoC designs that can perform complex and high-performance functions in an extremely efficient manner.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop, enhance, and maintain foundational C++ and SystemVerilog/UVM based libraries used by silicon verification teams throughout our organization.
  • Collaborate with customer teams to enhance their verification environment architectures with foundational libraries’ capabilities.
  • Ensure foundational libraries and team submissions adhere to quality, methodology, and testing guidelines such that the libraries are trusted examples of best practices.
  • Define, document, and implement C++ models to check compliance to architectural memory consistency and coherence rules.
  • Grow your scope, skills, and impact as you deliver libraries and tools that drive success across numerous teams.
  • Improve verification tools and methodologies to enhance verification quality and team productivity.
  • Mentor junior team members for a growing team.

Required qualifications

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related degree.
  • 5+ years of software engineering or hardware verification experience involving C++.

Preferred qualifications

  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related degree.
  • Expertise in C++11 or newer
  • Experience with development of foundational software and/or verification libraries
  • Solid background and understanding of computer architecture, including memory hierarchy and cache coherency - L2/L3/Interconnect experience preferred.
  • In depth knowledge of verification principles and testbenches involving SystemVerilog/UVM/OVM.
  • Scripting language such as Python or Perl


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.


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.


Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.





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