Principal Hardware Engineer

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Redmond, WA, United States
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The AI and Advanced Architectures team is looking for a Principal Hardware Engineer 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 someone experienced in application acceleration with FPGAs.  Candidates should have experience analyzing existing workloads to identify acceleration opportunities and then be able to architect and implement those accelerators.  


We are a cross-discipline team in the 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 Brainwave of driving deployment of programmable hardware (FPGAs) to Microsoft data centers worldwide and we are looking to expand the scope of our impact. 


Analyze workloads and identify kernels for acceleration. Design, develop and debug FPGA based hardware accelerators for a variety of workloads. Work with partner teams to ensure alignment of roadmaps and successful delivery of projects.  


Required Qualifications: 

  • B.S or higher in computer engineering, computer science, or related fields 
  • 5+ years' experience with Verilog and/or HLS. 
  • 5+ years C/C++ experience.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Cross stack, hardware/software codesign experience highly desired.   
  • Strong communication skills and the desire to collaborate in a team of engineers. 









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.


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Principal Hardware Engineer
Microsoft Corporation