Sr. Graphics Silicon Architect

Main Location
Redmond, WA, United States
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Microsoft is a leader in the design of world-class devices and custom ASICs. Come join our dynamic and collaborative silicon team. We are looking for an architect to grow and make an impact with their experience in GPUs, graphics techniques, hardware modeling, and design/microarchitecture. The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter who will thrive in this highly technical environment, be intellectually curious, and collaborate beyond the specific areas they own, to us help design products that are shaping the future of visual computing.


You will be responsible for a portion of our next-generation graphics architecture, including performance and functional modeling in SystemC/C++, and working throughout all aspects of the architecture, design, and verification process.   You will:

  • Prototype and evaluate algorithms and architecture using software models
  • Work with other architects, designers, and verification teams to contribute to create and provide feedback to relevant specifications and test plans
  • Document and communicate assumptions and conclusions with technical clarity

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science
  • 6+ years of experience in graphics programming and/or GPU design
  • C/C++ coding experience
  • Microarchitecture understanding
  • Track record of cross-team technical leadership & individual technical contribution on challenging projects
  • Excellent communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Microarchitecture and/or HLS/RTL ownership and design experience
  • Image processing and/or digital signal processing experience
  • Ownership and task completion through multiple phases of ASIC project architecture and/or design/implementation modelling or design tasks


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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Sr. Graphics Silicon Architect
Microsoft Corporation