Microsoft Corporation Senior Platform Power and Performance Systems Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Microsoft Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering is the team behind Microsoft’s expanding Cloud Infrastructure and responsible for powering Microsoft’s “Intelligent Cloud” mission. Cloud AI & Advanced Systems Engineering (CAASE) team is instrumental in defining and delivering operational measures of success for hardware manufacturing, improving the planning process, quality, delivery, scale, and sustainability related to Microsoft cloud hardware. We are looking for a phenomenal Systems Engineer with a strong passion in Platform Performance and Power.
As a Senior Hardware Systems Engineer, you will be the technical voice to the program collaborating across several functional teams from Silicon to customers within Microsoft. You will be leading the system level power and performance validation, defining the KPIs (key performance indicators) for the platform, investigating new workloads and benchmarks, and influencing architecture decisions to deliver high quality solutions to the customers. This is an excellent opportunity to work on next generation architectures and provide innovative solutions to customers.
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Collaborate with several cross functional teams across silicon, platform, and customer teams to build hardware solutions for Microsoft Azure’s data center deployments.
Design and validate the power and performance of Microsoft’s next generation hardware platforms, from silicon to data center cluster. Build validation plans and strategies to be executed by Microsoft’s ODMs and other 3 rd
Develop guidelines and KPIs for system and solution power and performance. Collaborate with silicon, hardware design, and architecture teams to align on landing zone targets.
Investigate, analyze, and drive automation of new benchmarks and workloads to reflect customer use cases and scenarios.
Use statistical analysis methods to identify performance bottlenecks that may affect the platform’s TCO. Identify possible solutions to complex problems and drive to closure.
Provide technical leadership and collaborate across teams to come up with the best solution possible using the “One Microsoft” mindset.
BS in Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering.
7+ years of relevant experience in power and performance design, validation, and optimization on SoCs, servers, storage, and/or network platforms.
Understanding of SoC or embedded system architecture, design lifecycle, and tools is a must.
Experience with popular workload measurement methodologies including SPECcpu, Linpack, and FIO.
Understanding of AI/ML workloads and how to validate software stacks, such as tensorflow.
Experience with hardware, firmware, & software (system & application stack) interfaces and understanding dependencies and impact to power and performance.
MS or PhD in Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering.
Knowledge of high-volume server design and manufacturing is desired.
System engineering process & practices – requirements definition, architecture, implementation, and validation.
Experience working across disciplines and organizations to resolve complex issues.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
Knowledge of high-speed networking and system interconnect technologies.
Demonstrated ability to perform in a high paced product development environment.
Demonstrated ability to lead design, test, and debug complex hardware technologies for product development.
Knowledge about datacenters & operations at scale.
Experience managing hardware programs through the entire product lifecycle.
ual 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) .
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.
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