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Microsoft Corporation Principal ML Floating-Point Silicon Architect in Mountain View, California

Microsoft is a leader in design of world-class devices and silicon. Come join our dynamic and collaborative silicon team. We are looking for a passionate machine-learning floating-point silicon architect to make an impact with their experience in high-performance machine-learning and arithmetic pipelines. The successful candidate must be highly motivated who will thrive in this cutting-edge technical environment, collaborates beyond the block/tasks they own, has a passion for learning, and brings diverse perspectives to us help design products that are shaping the future of computing.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. Difference makes us better.


You will be on the leading edge of computing, building lasting relationships with various cross-functional groups to deliver high-performance and innovative machine-learning and floating-point hardware pipelines, using your extensive experience to develop hardware architectures and features. You are expected to work with limited direction, have attention to detail and be able to provide crisp status of progress, issues, and risks on the program to the management team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop optimal and innovative high-performance floating-point silicon architectures for machine-learning and other applications.

  • Develop hardware models in C/C++.

  • Provide leadership in micro-architecture development and physical design.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Electrical, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or 4+ years of equivalent work experience in Engineering.

  • 3+ years of experience in floating-point architecture and/or micro-architecture.

  • Experience with C/C++.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Machine-learning expertise / architecture experience

  • Previous experience with start-to-finish high-frequency (2+ GHz) floating-point pipelines leading development from architecture all the way through design, verification, physical design, and silicon bring-up phases.

  • Deep understanding of arithmetic pipeline optimization for power/perf/area.

  • Multi-format vector arithmetic expertise.

  • Transcendental function expertise.

  • SIMD / VLIW experience.

  • 2-4 years’ experience developing hardware models in C/C++.

  • Team player with excellent communication skills and a growth mind set.


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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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