Microsoft Corporation Graduate Hardware Engineer in Cambridge, United Kingdom

The role is initially offered on a 1,5 year fixed term. Due to this we will be unable to apply for a visa for this role and will only accept candidates who are already elgible to work in UK without the need for working visa.

Salary: £40000-£45000 per year

Are you a recent graduate and ready for a unique opportunity in a leading industrial research environment? Are you keen to work with world class engineers and researchers inventing solutions that revolutionize the future’s cloud infrastructure?

This stimulating environment is the ideal place to grow your practical skills and challenge your ingenuity. Please learn more about the exciting projects you will be working on:


You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge, learn and practice

  • Analogue, digital, high frequency and optoelectronic design, from paper study to simulation and ECAD.

  • High speed electronics (>25Gbps), FPGA’s, optical transceivers, photonic IC design and fabrication, precision analogue control systems and complex board integration.

  • Bench debugging (e.g. electronic debugging with oscilloscopes or logic analyser).

  • Simple mechanical design and use of MCAD tools.

  • PCB assembly and hand soldering of surface mount components.

  • Work on Microcontroller firmware for embedded applications.

  • Use higher level software for automation, integration, or demonstration (e.g. Python, C#, Matlab).


  • Ideally 1st in Electronic engineering, or other related degree such as physics, computer science.

  • Experience with manual and automated workshop tools and equipment such laser cutting, 3D printing and light machining.

  • Have designed, simulated, and built electronic circuits.

  • Practical skills including soldering.

  • Demonstrable attention to detail, pride in their work, and self-teaching.

  • Strong theoretical grasp of their field, but also a demonstrable ability for hands-on engineering, and an appetite to learn new skills.

  • Keen to explore multiple designs, take an open-minded approach to solutions, use a combination of skills to follow an idea through to the realization of a research prototype.

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 at .

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