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Microsoft Corporation Senior Cache Sub-System Design Engineer in Raleigh, North Carolina

Microsoft’s hardware teams incubate advanced technologies and build deep partnerships with internal research, product planning, 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 the best and brightest to join us in designing for the future!



The Silicon Engineering and Solutions team is seeking passionate, driven and intellectually curious engineers to join our IP development team covering micro-architecture implementation, RTL Coding, IP integration, Circuit Design and design quality assurance, for our projects. This 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 role, you will:

  • Be part of a design team developing advanced components of the memory sub-system

  • Own multiple blocks within a complex, cache controller with hardware managed coherency

  • Be responsible for all aspects of the design flow including RTL coding, timing closure, and contributions to unit and memory sub-system micro-architecture

  • Collaborate with team members to define interfaces and make optimal design choices

  • Work with the verification teams to develop test plans and ensure functional correctness

  • Interface with performance modeling, physical design, design for test, and other teams to optimize tradeoffs

  • Mentor junior team members and summer interns




  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science

  • 8+ years of experience in digital design of cache controllers, hardware managed coherency, and bus protocols

  • Strong knowledge of the logic design flow including RTL coding, RTL simulation, synthesis, timing constraints, timing closure

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

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

Additional Preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of design clock crossings and power/UPF.

  • 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.

  • Familiarity with Synthesis and STA tools.

  • 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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