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Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Senior SW/FW Development Engineer

Are you passionate about building cool devices and technologies? The Surface Team focuses on building devices that empower every person and every organization to achieve more. A fundamental part of our strategy is having desirable and powerful devices that enable the experiences people want, and elicit their excitement. Creating these devices involves a close partnership between hardware and software engineers, designers, and manufacturing. We are currently building the next generation and Surface needs you!



We're looking for talented Software/Firmware engineers to deliver great customer experiences . As a SW/FW engineer you will take customer outcomes to feature definition, platform selection, and code implementation delivering product designs that are optimized for high volume consumer products.

Senior SW/FW Firmware Engineers work with electrical engineers, system engineers and architects to determine the core SW/FW strategy for the roadmaps of our products.


Desired Skills:

Minimum BS in Computer/Software Engineering or related field.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience contributing to the software and/or embedded firmware development for products in the consumer PC or consumer electronics industry.

C lang development experience ( C++ and other higher level languages as well as host level application programming a plus)

Proven SW/FW architecture skills showing a deep understanding of embedded systems, 8-32 bit microprocessors, IO's, I2C/SPI and other interconnect buses

Strong problem solving and debugging skills for modern-day multiprocessor systems (able to write/debug code, use HW level code debuggers and diagnostics tools) .

Ability to use hardware debugging tools such as logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, JTAG, Flash emulators, ICE, etc. during the firmware development process.

Strong communication skills required, including the ability to clearly express technical concepts in verbal and written forms. Able to scale conversations from block diagrams to code explanations.

Must be able to plan work, and work to a plan adapting as necessary in a rapidly evolving environment.

The ability to comprehend and assimilate technical concepts across multiple disciplines is a plus.

Enthusiastic, motivated and self-driven.

Some travel may be necessary.

Preferred skills:

Experience with ARM64 platforms is preferred

Experience in the development of PC based drivers and interface applications/scripting etc.

Experience working with Silicon partners

Experience working with development partners in bringing high volume consumer electronics devices to the market.

Experience working with Asian high volume manufacturers.

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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