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Microsoft Corporation Principal Hardware Engineering Prgm Mgr in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Do you want to be at the forefront of innovating the latest hardware designs to propel Microsoft’s cloud growth? Are you seeking a unique career opportunity that combines both technical capabilities, cross team collaboration, with business insight and strategy? Join our Hardware Strategy and Planning(HSP)team within Microsoft’s Azure Hardware Systems & Infrastructure(AHSI)organization and be a part of theorganization behind Microsoft’s expanding Cloud Infrastructure and responsible for powering Microsoft’s “Intelligent Cloud” mission.

Microsoft delivers more than 200 online services to more than one billion individuals worldwide andAHSIis the team behindourexpandingcloudinfrastructure.We deliverthe coreinfrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft'scloudbusinesses includingMicrosoft Azure,Bing, MSN, Office 365,OneDrive,Skype, TeamsandXbox Live.

The HSP organization within Azure manages hardware roadmap planning and program management from concept through production for all of Microsoft’s current and future on-line services. Well-defined and executed strategic planning ensures products meet the requirements for performance, features, and time-to-market. The ability to draw insights from a deep understanding of the cloud HW Infrastructure landscape and industry trends is critical in informing the roadmap and planning decisions.

As a Principal Strategic Planner, you will drive engagement with technology providers, understand their product portfolio and roadmap, work with internal partners and strategize how 1st and 3rd party technology solutions intercept Azure’s hardware infrastructure roadmap. The role will involve driving requirements with technology providers that enable the growth of the Azure cloud business and give it a competitive edge over other cloud service providers. Join our HSP team and be a part of the world’s fastest growing cloud service!


  • Collaboratewith 1stand 3rdparty technology providers, understand their portfolios, partner withinternal stakeholders inengineering and business groups and drive a competitive and executable hardware roadmap strategy for Azure hardware infrastructure.

  • Deep dive intoGPUtechnologyand Infrastructureofferings and trends, quantitatively compare various offerings anddeveloprecommendations andstrategythat give a unique edge to Azure hardware infrastructure.

  • Performroadmapscenario modeling, financial modeling,andmarket analysisfor therecommended HW platformfactoring inperformance, features, cost, and time-to-market tradeoffs.

  • Drive internal alignment on commodity technology platformplan of record.

  • Recommend internal and external process improvements and excellence conversations cross functionally to ensure we have optimized processes and aligned across partner teams.

  • Create,maintain,and effectively disseminate project communication to stakeholders.


Required Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering,or similar field/experience.

  • 10+ years industry experience inCPU, Memory or Storage technology development,5+ years industry experience in GPU definition, design, development and/or enablement

  • Knowledge of server technology,x86 architectureand GPU architecture

  • Knowledge of cloud datacenter architecture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep technical understanding of GPU architecture,product definition,design,development,and or enabling,with emphasis on power and performance analysis, including software considerations

  • Deep technical understandingofCPU architecture,designand development, with emphasis on power and performance analysis

  • Proven customer obsessionin prior roles where customer requirements were gathered and implemented into a product.

  • Product Planning or Project Management experience.

  • Proven capabilities to drive positive business results by working across multiple organizations.

  • Experience working in HW Infrastructure Engineering Groups

  • Ability to build relationships and influence in a matrix organization.

  • Highly effective written and oral communication skillswith proven ability to present to a wide range of cross-functional partners acrossdifferent teams and levels of the organization.

  • Self-motivated, driven individual who can work in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Ability to work in an ambiguous business environment with competing business tasks.

  • Familiarity and previous experience developing programs through phase gate process

  • Experience working with Microsoft Project or similar project management software.

Microsoft is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the work place.

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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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