Senior Firmware Development Engineer


Location: Austin, Texas

Job Type: Full time


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Microsoft Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering (CHIE) is the team behind Microsoft’s expanding Cloud Infrastructure and responsible for powering Microsoft’s “Intelligent Cloud” mission. CHIE delivers the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's over 200 online businesses including Bing, MSN, Office 365, Xbox Live, Skype, OneDrive and the Microsoft Azure platform globally with our server and data center infrastructure, security and compliance, operations, globalization, and manageability solutions. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide and we are looking for passionate, high energy engineers to help achieve that mission.

As Microsoft's cloud business continues to grow the ability to deploy new offerings and infrastructure on time, in high volume with high quality and lowest cost is of paramount importance. We are looking for seasoned engineers with a strong passion for customer focused solutions, insight and industry knowledge to envision and implement future technical solutions that will manage and optimize the Cloud infrastructure.

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Roles are for highly motivated Firmware Engineers with background in Firmware development for embedded systems. Successful candidates should have experience with some or all the following: Define system architecture and specifications for cutting edge features related to server infrastructure management. Participate in all stages of product development from bring-up, validation, productization, and sustenance. Firmware development, SOC bring-up, bootloaders, platform initialization, board support package porting, peripherals such as PCIe, NVMe, I2C, SPI, USB, UARTs. OS primitives, memory management, scheduling, interrupts, threading. Provide technical leadership and guidance to internal developers or external partners to deliver serviceable, reliable, and scalable solutions. Stress on modular design and code reuse to achieve maintainability. Collaborate with internal and external teams to find solutions that are leverageable across multiple architectures and generations. Contribute to product vision and roadmap by bringing innovation to server manageability ecosystem. Work effectively in an Agile environment following and practicing Scrum processes.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent industry experience.
  • 8+ years of professional experience designing, developing software solutions.
  • 5+ years of experience and skills in C/C++, Embedded Linux, and U-Boot.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of unit test and SOLID design principals.
  • Strong problem solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience in collaborating with internal and external partners to understand their requirements and translating them into solutions.
  • Understanding of schematics, I2C/I3C, SPI, USB, UART communication protocols is an added advantage.
  • Detailed knowledge of Server Power Capping, core networking protocols and REST API frameworks is an added plus.
  • Experience with GIT, JTAG, JSON, Python, Jenkins, XML is highly desirable.

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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