Senior Software Engineer

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C Azure Rust Microsoft C++

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Microsoft Silicon and Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering (SCHIE) is the team behind Microsoft’s expanding Cloud Infrastructure and responsible for powering Microsoft’s “Intelligent Cloud” mission. SCHIE 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 its server and data center infrastructure, security and compliance, operations, globalization, and manageability solutions. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide and we are looking for passionate engineers to help achieve that mission.

Are you passionate about working on cutting edge technology in a team that embodies the growth mindset? Are you hoping to join an organization which is built on a mission “To empower every person and organization on this planet to achieve more”?

The Firmware Center of Excellence is responsible for Hardware/Firmware for Azure Infrastructure. We are working on the next generation Hardware/Firmware for server, silicon, and rack infrastructure with a focus on innovation in firmware technology to secure Azure infrastructure for Microsoft and their customers.

We are looking for highly motivated Senior Software Engineers with background in Firmware development in embedded systems.


  • You will contribute to the architecture and design of various firmware components, including driver interfaces (PCIe, SPI, I2C, I3C), system libraries needed for SoC bring-up, protocol and feature development of low-level hardware.
  • You will be contributing to all phases of product development, from design through manufacturing and productization.
  • Perform system-level debugging and troubleshooting to identify and resolve complex hardware/firmware-related issues.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including hardware architects and engineers, software developers, validation & integration and product managers to define firmware requirements and specifications.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and advancements in cloud firmware technologies and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Work closely with Microsoft product groups, industry partners and researchers to architect and develop server hardware solutions that meet the requirements for our cloud services platforms at the lowest possible cost of ownership (TCO).


  • Bachelors or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or similar.
  • 10+ years of Experience in FW and or Embedded SW development experience, particularly in a multi-core platform environment
  • 8+ years of Programming experience in C/C++/Rust
  • Solid understanding of computer architectures including processors, buses, and memories.
  • Responsible for collaborating with cross-functional teams to debug the issues at the cross section of multiple sub-systems.
  • Demonstrated experience of hardware and firmware architecture, design, and coding for solutions at scale
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Experience working with multiple teams on Root cause analysis, troubleshooting, and debugging skills resulting into solving complex Hardware/Firmware interface issues.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with working from early concept of Platform Architecture & design
  • Prior experience of working in one or more of the following areas:
  • Any kind of hardware accelerator software design and development
  • Secure boot, platform security protocols, secure firmware updates, attestation, secure recovery, and secure debug workflows
  • Architecting or implementing industry-standard security protocols, including secure communications, cryptographic algorithms, public key infrastructure, key management technologies
  • Security primitives, security ciphers, threat vectors, security mitigation strategies to close identified vulnerabilities.
  • CPU Execution modes, security model, cache, coherency, Memory management and protection, interrupt controller, virtualization, and other related concepts
  • PCIe driver/firmware development in virtualized environment
  • Platform initialization, board support package (UEFI/U-Boot/ATF) Development & integration, low level drivers for peripherals such as I2C, I3C, eMMC, SPI, USB, UARTs etc,
  • Driver development for RAS, Debug, Logging
  • (RT)OS Scheduling and firmware development in multithreading SMP as well as in heterogeneous computing environment
  • Vulnerability assessment in the Firmware

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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