Microsoft AR/VR Job | Senior CPU Architecture Verification Engineer

Job(岗位): Senior CPU Architecture Verification Engineer

Type(岗位类型): Hardware Engineering

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

Date(发布日期): 2021-10-15


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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related degree.
  • 8+ years of experience in test plan conception, and verification with a proven track record of verification leadership.
  • 5+ years of experience working on complex CPU architectures and general computer architectures.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to generate a comprehensive test plan and lead a team in execution per the plan.
  • In depth knowledge of verification principles, test benches, assembly languages, stimulus generation, SystemVerilog, UVM/OVM and coverage.
  • Extensive experience debugging designs as well as creating and using various simulation environments.
  • Proficient experience writing scripts/software with industry standard languages like Python or C/C++.
  • Have successfully developed and driven verification technical strategy and capabilities in a particular area.
  • Demonstrated success in running cross-disciplinary taskforces.
  • 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.
  • Experience with Agile software practices.

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.



In this role, you will:

  • Establish yourself as an integral member of a pre-silicon verification team for the development of custom CPU.
  • Define, document, and implement from-scratch test plans based on architectural specifications for targeting various functions and features.
  • Work with a team to write, execute, enhance, and debug pseudo-random and directed assembly-based test code.
  • Implement an automated process to generate and compile native and third-party test code.
  • Develop regression strategy to execute test code as needed for design releases and compliance requirements.
  • Oversee the development of UVM components to interface between test code and verification simulation environments.
  • Collaborate across verification teams on vertical and horizontal reuse of components.
  • Define and implement functional coverage and drive coverage closure.
  • Debug hardware and testbench simulation fails.