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Microsoft Corporation Principal Product/Test Engineer in Redmond, Washington

The Microsoft Silicon team is transforming the ways people communicate, create, and collaborate through the devices and components we develop. We are a growing team of engineers on a mission to develop revolutionary designs and ship first-to-market products. Azure, XBOX, Surface and Hololens incorporate our internally developed silicon components.

Our team is creative and resourceful; we value growth and learning.

We want to amplify your abilities so you can do your best work.

Join us, and together we will turn groundbreaking hardware designs into reality!



The position will have responsibility for product/test engineering for new product development and manufacturing.

  • The position requires someone with experience in semiconductor IC development, IC manufacturing, fabrication, test, and packaging.

  • Successful candidates should have strong project leadership skills to manage external vendors, drive cross functional teams and drive sub-project as part of larger development programs.

  • They should also have excellent knowledge of ATE test program development including test method development, test bring-up, characterization, debug, and yield analysis.

  • The candidate should also be knowledge in DFT, silicon fabrication process, product Q&R, and basic transistor theory.

  • The candidate would benefit from background in various product market area such as high-performance compute, AI, GPUs, telecom.

  • Knowledge of high-speed serial IO test and characterization is a plus.

  • Knowledge of active thermal management at test is a plus.

Customer obsessed

We will learn about our customers and their businesses with a beginner’s mind and then bring solutions that meet their needs. We will be insatiable in our desire to learn from the outside and bring it into Microsoft, while still innovating to surprise and delight our users.

Diverse & inclusive

The world is diverse. We will better serve everyone on the planet by representing everyone on the planet. We will be open to learning our own biases and changing our behaviors, so we can tap into the collective power of everyone at Microsoft. We don’t just value differences, we seek them out, we invite them in. And as a result, our ideas are better, our products are better, and our customers are better served.

One Microsoft

We are a family of individuals united by a single, shared mission. It’s our ability to work together that makes our dreams believable and ultimately achievable. We will build on the ideas of others and collaborate across boundaries to bring the best of Microsoft to our customers as one. We are proud to be part of team Microsoft.

Making a difference

If we commit to being customer obsessed, becoming more diverse and inclusive, and operating as One Microsoft, we will achieve our mission to empower every person and organization on the planet. Beyond that, we will make a difference and find deep meaning in our work. We stand in awe of what humans dare to achieve and are motivated every day to empower others to do more and achieve more through our technology and innovation.

We fundamentally believe that we need a culture founded in a Growth Mindset . It starts with a belief that everyone can grow and develop; that potential is nurtured, not pre-determined; and that anyone can change their mindset.


Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in Developing Integrated Circuits (pre-silicon, first silicon bring-up, new product introduction).

  • 8+ years of experience in product and test engineering, specialize in ATE test program development

  • 2+ years’ experience in large scale and/or high performance (i.e., AI, machine leaning, neural nets, CPU’s) and/or high power SoCs/chips on advanced process nodes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong presentation and communication skills.

  • Experience in

  • Leading cross functional teams and understands program/project management.

  • Managing supply chain, vendors / partners, and Integrated Circuit production.

  • Experience in system/customer requirements gathering and interfacing.

  • Strong probability and statistics background including DOE’s.

  • Knowledgeable in DFT and DFM techniques.

  • Good understanding of bring-up/debug, characterization/manufacturing test (on ATEs).

  • Ability to drive development and bring up test content on mixed signal IP’s is a plus.

  • Device physics background.

  • Adaptability (responds, explores, constructive attitude)

  • Growth Mindset (It starts with a belief that everyone can grow and develop)

  • Trusted Computer architecture fundamentals/background

  • Great unit/integration testing skills

  • Fantastic Linux skills

  • Background in debugging and optimizing software

  • Customer Focus (anticipates needs and proactively meets expectations)

  • Drive for results (actively pursues outcome, delivers on commitments)

  • Influence for impact (communicates, networks, persuades, influences)

  • Judgement (scope problem, builds & applies knowledge)

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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