Microsoft Corporation Senior SoC Firmware Engineer in Portland, Oregon
Microsoft's hardware teams incubate advanced technologies and build deep partnerships with internal research, product planning, business 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, 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 engineers to join us in designing for the future!
The Silicon Computing Development team is seeking passionate, driven and intellectually curious engineers to join our SoC firmware team covering firmware architecture, development, integration and quality assurance, for our projects. This new team will be involved in numerous projects within Microsoft developing firmware for custom silicon on a diverse set of systems. We are responsible for delivering cutting-edge, custom SoC designs that can perform complex and high-performance functions in the most efficient manner. In this high impact role on the team, you will be responsible to:
Develop, document, review, and maintain low-level SoC firmware code in partnership with hardware and software teams.
Analyze, architect, and develop firmware based on SoC specifications.
Cross multiple firmware disciplines and domains during the development cycle.
Perform firmware integration and releases to partners and stakeholders.
Automate tasks and enable validating partners with maximum code and collateral sharing.
Participate and role-model an Agile development and execution culture emphasizing quality, team accountability, continuous integration, improvement and deployment.
Coordinate priorities and activities with engineering stakeholders to deliver committed milestones.
Collaborate with highly energetic cross functional team members with respect and with One Microsoft mentality to establish synergies.
Collaborate with IP providers where necessary.
Delight your customers who receive your deliverable by providing high quality functional firmware on schedule and with professional integrity.
Challenge the status quo with growth mindset.
BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering.
MS with 5 years of experience or BS with 8 years of experience.
Background and understanding of Computer Architecture, embedded systems, off-the-shelf RTOS, and validation/quality principles.
Experience in low level firmware and microcode development cycle.
Experience developing firmware for standard hardware interfaces (UART, DDR, USB, PCIe, I2C).
Experience using industry standard hardware debug tools (TLAs, Oscilloscopes, Multimeters).
Experience driving firmware side bring-up of new silicon.
Familiarity with industry standard OS interfaces, data structures, and handoffs (ACPI, UEFI, SMBIOS, FSP, Device Tree)
DevOps process, strategies, tools, and execution.
Applied understanding of firmware and hardware contracts.
Highly Proficient in embedded coding constructs.
Knowledge of GNU and Microsoft toolchains.
Good understanding of low power runtime firmware requirements and constraints.
Good understanding of modern software development such as object-oriented design and verifiable interface design.
Ability to comprehend the software stack from high level code to representative assembler instruction streams at runtime.
Ability to write scripts using Perl, Ruby, Python etc.
Good verbal and written communication 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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .
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