Microsoft – Principal Software Engineer

August 11, 2023
Microsoft – Principal Software Engineer

Job Description

Azure CHIE’s (Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering) Platform Firmware Engineering team is responsible for definition, design, and development of Server and Rack Infrastructure firmware that manages Microsoft’s Data-Center / cloud hardware. We 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).

We are looking for highly motivated System integration and validation Engineers with background in Firmware development, integration and validation in embedded systems.

BS or MS in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent industry experience
12+ years of professional experience in design/development, integration, validation, or system level debugging in embedded systems
Strong problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills.
Hands on experience in programming in Python or C

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in system level Integration, validation (including validation infrastructure setup), automation framework (such as Robot Framework), and debugging of system software.
Experience in validation / development in server space is big plus.
Experience in creating validation test plans, developing test content to achieve the validation plan and automating the execution of test content.
Experience in creating or working with automated testing pipeline aka CI/CD (integration + validation)
Experience of system level debugging (including customer issues) with good understanding in managing and triaging production level issues.
Excellent communication and inter team collaboration skills.

Owns coordination, Integration, validation (including validation environment), and debugging of system software comprising of different domains within server architecture (BIOS, BMC etc.)
Ability to see system level “big picture” to validate integrated firmware/system software for the architectural goals of product.
Create validation plans, develop, automate & execute test cases along with debug/triage of observed/reported failures.
Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills with the aim to become point-of-contact for platform level issues. Ensure systematic closure of issues for subsequent releases.
Deeply collaborate with architect, firmware, program management and component development teams for day-to-days operations as well as for long term roadmap improvements by feeding back key learnings
Passionate about exploring and deploying noble methods to improve test coverage, release/test automation, and efficiency of our FW releases.