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Senior Hardware Engineer


Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time

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Microsoft CHIE (Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering) is looking for a Power Hardware/Firmware Engineer who will be responsible for power product development, quality, test, analysis to performance specifications for IT rack systems, storage systems and servers. The candidate will work in a collaborative environment across many teams and organizations: quality, development, system qualification, supply chain, and sourcing.

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+AI division is responsible for delivering server infrastructure for Microsoft’s online services. The hardware for operating these services comprises of more than a million servers spread globally and applications that reach hundreds of millions of users every day. Azure’s customer-base is growing rapidly resulting in corresponding daily growth of global infrastructure and the challenges that come with scale. Learn


  • Support hardware design teams throughout the product life cycle with emphasis on power systems, AC/DC, DC/DC, EMC, Energy Efficiency, System FW integration and test and completing testing/verification of the hardware platforms
  • Design and construct benchtop test fixtures.
  • Coordinate with operations teams to sustain power system qualification through the hardware’s product lifetime
  • Actively participate in design, reviews and compliance meetings, providing effective input and feedback.
  • Participate in, and approve, thermal, mechanical and electrical design reviews, requirements are properly documented.
  • Troubleshoot and investigation power system issues experienced in deployed hardware.


Basic Qualifications

  • BS or Higher preferrably witih a concentration in Electrical/Computer Engineering (or equivalent work experience)
  • 5+ years of experience in developing power component functional specifications, design verification plans, root cause analysis, and resolution
  • 5+ years of experience in server power system design with emphasis on AC-DC PSUs
  • 5+ years of experience with analog power electronics, power supply circuitry, and circuit protection

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Power Electronics Engineering or related field
  • 10+ years of experience in server power for cloud or enterprise applications
  • Strong expertise in AC-DC PSU design/selection, circuit protection, power electronics
  • Experience with I2C, PMBUS, SVID, sensors, and monitoring
  • Experience developing detailed specifications, selection criteria, test plans, analyzing component reliability and creating design flows
  • Strong organizational, planning, writing, and communications skills
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment with interdisciplinary teams to execute product design from concept to production

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.

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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