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Microsoft Corporation SoC RTL Design Engineer in Portland, Oregon

Microsoft's hardware teams incubate advanced technologies and build deep partnerships with internal research, product planning, business and marketing teams. Microsoft ships tens of millions of hardware products every year, including the Xbox, Surface devices, HoloLens, accessories, and much more. Our opportunities represent a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, design, verification, performance modeling, and DevOps supporting the development of custom silicon. Microsoft’s hardware teams are also expanding into new technologies such as quantum computing! We are looking for engineers to join us in designing for the future!



The Silicon Computing Development team is seeking passionate, driven and intellectually curious engineers to join our front-end RTL development team covering micro-architecture implementation, RTL Coding, IP integration and design quality assurance, for our projects. This new team will be involved in numerous projects within Microsoft developing custom silicon for a diverse set of systems. We are responsible for delivering cutting-edge, custom SoC designs that can perform complex and high-performance functions in the most efficient manner.

In this high impact role on the team, you will be responsible to:

  • Implement the micro-architectural specification in Verilog or System Verilog.

  • Continue to grow your micro-architectural knowledge of your own blocks as well as other blocks in the SoC.

  • Continue to assess and then refine the implementation for area, power and performance.

  • Integration of a various functional blocks into SoC.

  • Exercise the functionality of the block by writing basic tests and debug for various features at IP and SoC levels as deemed necessary.

  • Perform design quality checks such as Lint, CDC, Low Power Intent.

  • Automate tasks using scripting for efficiency.

  • Collaborate with highly energetic cross functional team members with respect and with One Microsoft mentality to establish synergies.

  • Collaborate with IP providers where necessary.

  • Delight your customers who receive your deliverable by providing high quality functional block on schedule and with professional integrity.

  • Challenge the status quo with growth mindset.


Required Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering.

  • MS with 2 years of experience or BS with 4 years of experience.

  • Demonstrated expertise in Computer Architecture, Digital Design, CPU/SoC design and verification principles as part of CPU, SoC and/or IP development.

Additional Preferred Requirements:

  • Applied understanding of low power design principles.

  • Highly Proficient in Verilog/System Verilog coding constructs.

  • Knowledge of front-end tools (Verilog simulators, Connectivity tools, CDC checkers, low power static checkers, linting)

  • Strong understanding in clock crossing techniques

  • Strong understanding in UPF (Low power intent).

  • Ability to write scripts using Perl, Tcl, Python etc.

  • Experience in building and integrating any of the IPs such as Cores, PCIe, USB, Memory Controllers and DDR, Security engines.

  • Experience in building functional fabrics using Coherent and Non-Coherent protocols.

  • Familiarity with Industry standard interface protocols is a plus.

  • Experience in designing power management controllers.

  • Experience in designing for testability, debug and manufacturing.

  • Familiarity with Synthesis and STA tools is a plus.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

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

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