Senior Firmware Engineer - Passionate - CSI / Azure - Cloud Server Infrastructure

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Redmond, WA, United States
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The Cloud Server Infrastructure Firmware Development (CSI-FW) team is responsible for server hardware definition, design and development of Server and Rack Infrastructure engineering for Microsoft's online services. We work closely with Microsoft product groups, industry partners and researchers to architect and develop server hardware solutions that meet the requirements for our cloud services platforms at the lowest possible cost of ownership (TCO).



This role is for a highly motivated Firmware Engineer with a background in Linux Embedded and Firmware development.   You will be involved with all phases of product development, from design through manufacturing and productization. At the design phase, you will lead the architecture and design and responsible firmware development, including; driver interface, SoC bring-up, protocol and feature development of low-level hardware.

The candidate should have strong coding skills, debugging and troubleshooting abilities, with experience in driver development.   The successful candidate should have experience with some or all of the following: firmware development, driver development, bootloaders, platform initialization, board support package porting, peripherals such as PCIe, I2C, eMMC, SPI, USB, UARTs. OS primitives, memory management, scheduling, interrupts, threading.

  • 5+ years of professional experience designing, developing software solutions.
  • Proven and demonstrable skill in C, C++ or Java. Experience with GIT, Yocto and Jenkins are an added plus.
  • Experienced with Linux driver development
  • Familiar with PCIe , I2C, SPI, USB and UART buses
  • Ability to debug and resolve issues spanning multiple subsystems
  • Strong problem solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills, advanced design and development skills
  • MS in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent industry experience


Microsoft is a highly innovative company that collaborates across disciplines to produce cutting edge cloud technology that changes our world. The Cloud Server Infrastructure (CSI) team in Microsoft’s Azure C+E division is responsible for delivering server infrastructure for Microsoft’s online services. The hardware for operating these services (over 200 and counting), comprises of hundreds of thousands of servers spread globally and applications that reach hundreds of millions of users every day. Our customer-base is growing rapidly, our infrastructure investments are multiplying, and the size of our global infrastructure is increasing by the day - along with the scale of our challenges. Learn more about our team and projects here Azure Hardware Infrastructure


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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Senior Firmware Engineer - Passionate - CSI / Azure - Cloud Server Infrastructure
Microsoft Corporation