Microsoft AR/VR Job | CPU Microarchitect / Logic Design Engineer (Floating-Point Execution)

Job(岗位): CPU Microarchitect / Logic Design Engineer (Floating-Point Execution)

Type(岗位类型): Hardware Engineering

Citys(岗位城市): Austin, United States | Raleigh, United States

Date(发布日期): 2022-3-3


Microsoft’s hardware teams incubate advanced technologies and build deep partnerships with internal research, product planning, 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, and 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 the best and brightest to join us in designing for the future!



  • Candidate must have at least a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related degree or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years of industry experience in logic design with a proven track record of delivering complex CPU, Graphics, Machine Learning, or SoC IPs
  • 5+ years working on complex computer architectures, with a focus on Floating-Point, Multiply, and/or Divide Execution microarchitecture
  • Strong familiarity with the IEEE Standard for Floating-Point Arithmetic (IEEE 754)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of verification principles, testbenches, UVM, and coverage; particularly applied to Floating-Point
  • Experience/Specialization in the following areas are strong pluses:
  • Out-of-order execution pipeline, register rename, hazard management, and flush recovery design in a high-performance CPU
  • Knowledge and interest in CPU level debug features, DFT and RTL design methodology
  • 12+ years of direct design experience
  • Experience with digital timing analysis, multiple clocks, power, synthesis, place-n-route
  • Scripting language such as Python or Perl
  • Proficient leadership skills
  • Proficient communication, collaboration and teamwork skills and ability to contribute to diverse and inclusive teams
  • Experience building and optimizing simulation, emulation, and/or FPGA verification environments, tools, flows, and methodologies

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.

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The silicon computing development team is seeking passionate, driven, and intellectually curious computer/electrical engineers to deliver premium-quality designs once considered impossible. Our team is involved in numerous projects within Microsoft developing custom silicon for a diverse set of systems ranging from traditional computing solutions to artificial intelligence and augmented reality. We are responsible for delivering cutting-edge, custom CPU and SoC designs that can perform complex and high-performance functions in an extremely efficient manner.

In this role, you will:

  • As a member of the Core Logic Design team, help define and document the CPU (Floating-Point, Multiply, and Divide Execution) micro-architecture for next generation designs
  • Be responsible for the logic design/RTL entry and timing closure of multiple blocks in a high-performance custom CPU
  • Collaborate with the verification team to ensure the implementation meets both architectural and micro-architectural intent
  • Interface with physical design, design for test, and other teams to optimize tradeoffs within the design
  • Mentor junior team members and summer interns and cultivate a growth mindset among the team to encourage collaboration and inclusion