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Senior Software Engineer - OS/Platform/Firmware


Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time


Azure Edge + Platform brings together Edge platforms, devices, and services to deliver Edge solutions, operating systems, and engineering systems. Driven by its customers’ needs, Azure Edge + Platform seeks to accelerate growth for Azure, E&D, and Microsoft’s customers worldwide.

The organization’s portfolio spans the Cloud Edge Stack, Azure Engineering Systems, Azure Media Services - for end-to-end media workflow and analytics - and Microsoft’s Operating Systems including the Azure Host OS and Windows. This portfolio impressively powers the world with more than one billion monthly active devices.

Our team spans the lowest layers of the Windows OS and the platform firmware, contributing to silicon enablement technologies like OS power management, device enumeration, resource arbitration, interrupt management, UEFI and ACPI firmware.  As a member of the team, you will have the opportunity to work on products and features that showcase the best of Windows and Microsoft technologies.  The team is uniquely situated at the junction between the hardware platform and system software providing great opportunities for innovation and collaboration.  Our team has a number of dependent teams, internal and external, which allows you to work with a diverse set of individuals across Windows, Microsoft and the industry. If you are a systems developer, there is really no other group to work in!


In this position, you will work with a team of engineers to design, implement, and maintain features across a variety of hardware, ranging from Azure to IoT, which will be leveraged by the rest of the OS or platform firmware.  You will have the opportunity to develop strong design skills as you drive innovation in the hardware platform.  You will work closely with internal and external partners to ensure that software abstractions are flexible while remaining simple. You will improve and monitor telemetry to assess the health of the product in both pre-release as well as released software, using this data to drive improvements into the quality of the product. Excellent communication and cross group collaboration skills will be needed to find solutions that are favorable to multiple teams.


Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • 3+ years industry experience with C and / or C++ programming languages
  • 3+ years industry experience working on operating systems and/or firmware codebase

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills 
  • Background in operating system and hardware architecture internals 
  • The aptitude and motivation to learn low-level details of operating systems and firmware  
  • Familiarity with hardware and software debugging 

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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