SoC Project Lead


Location: Mountain View, California

Job Type: Full time


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Microsoft's hardware teams incubate advanced technologies and build deep partnerships with internal research, product planning, and marketing teams. Microsoft ships tens of millions of hardware products every year, including the Xbox, Surface devices, HoloLens, accessories, and much more. Our opportunities represent a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, design, verification, and performance modeling, and DevOps supporting the development of custom silicon. Microsoft's hardware teams are also expanding into new technologies such as quantum computing! We are looking for the best and brightest to join us in designing for the future!


In this role you will collaborate with various cross functional teams to drive definition and delivery of accelerator SoC from concept to production. We are looking for a strong technical leader who communicates well and possesses great collaboration skills to join our team. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead the end-to-end SoC development from the concept phase, to overseeing the execution all the way through to silicon productization.
  • Work in close collaboration with various cross functional teams including architecture, design, technology, platform, software, post-si and manufacturing to drive cost/schedule/capability trade-offs
  • Organizational management responsibility for some silicon development functions.


  • BS/MS in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, OR equivalent work experience 
  • 15+ years’ experience of silicon engineering
  • Hands-on experience in leading silicon development projects
  • Breadth of knowledge of various phases of silicon development process, platform planning and design, product level architectural trade-offs, advanced packaging technologies, product level power-performance trade-offs and optimizations, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills to build and scale up highly skilled teams, bring in design execution efficiency through improvement in design execution processes.
  • Working with ambiguity and lead the teams to develop clear vision and strategy for product development.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

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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