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Principal Hardware Architect

This is a senior technical leadership position in Azure Hardware Architecture (AHA) which is part of the Azure Hardware System and Infrastructure (AHSI) organization. The mission of AHSI is to power the world’s computer with the most advanced hardware system & infrastructure.

This role is in System and SoC architecture development. The candidate will be responsible for defining the strategy and capabilities of hardware accelerators and heterogeneous computing of Microsoft’s future silicon solutions for Azure cloud. This work will impact the future of millions of servers running in Azure data centers, being used for both internal and third-party workloads.

The ideal candidate has a mixture of CPU architecture hardware background and software background in datacenter scale environments and can connect the two for vertically optimized solutions.



  • Lead the hardware accelerators domain during the requirements collection, System and SoC architecture definition, and detailed specification development phases.
  • Collaborate with Performance Modeling and Work-Load Analysis team to develop Value proposition for specific Accelerator IPs
  • Collaborate with architecture partners on all overlapping aspects of System and SoC design.
  • Collaborate with Microsoft internal software teams (hypervisor/OS/applications) to understand their requirements and define vertically optimized solutions for Azure.
  • Collaborate with partner teams on System, silicon design and Deployment to Azure.


Required Qualifications:

  • BS/MS/Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • 8+ years of experience (12+ if BS) in a CPU product development environment with track record of shipped products.
  • Extensive familiarity in hardware accelerator integration and heterogenous computing in server-class SoC designs.
  • Experience building consensus and finding solutions with multiple partner teams.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with quantitative performance analysis of proposed solutions.
  • Working with distributed teams.
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical solutions in verbal and written form to management and technical peers.
  • Familiarity with ARM server-class CPU architecture and ISA.

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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