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Microsoft Corporation Hardware Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Microsoft’s cloud services' infrastructure supports more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses around the world every day. We opened our first data center in 1989 and since then we have invested over $15 billion in our cloud infrastructure to support the growing customer demand for our cloud services.

Do you want to be at the center of the next largest IT industry? Are you looking enhance your expertise and grow within a dynamic team of world-leading cloud professionals? If so, then you are looking in the right place!

We are seeking a candidate with hardware test experience who can work with Microsoft’s internal teams as well as suppliers to develop and implement qualification plans and test cases for Microsoft's CHIE Server Systems. Testing will target all aspects of the server environment (BIOS, BMC, Power, Memory, Storage, FPGA, Network, Performance, Stress, etc.) across multiple operating systems.


  • Drive build out and documentation of qualification test bed environments (KVM/IP, 40/50/100GbE, InfiniBand, Rack management, Power, Remote access, etc.)

  • Build out of Virtualization infrastructure to support qualification test bed environments

  • Work with CSI Systems engineering and Automation teams to develop/enhance test cases for current and new technologies.

  • Debug and drive to resolution issues related to the qualification of Microsoft’s CSI servers

  • Work with suppliers and internal teams on resolving issues

  • Interact with multiple teams inside and outside of Microsoft


  • Bachelor’s degree in EE, Computer Engineering

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • 2+ years of experience in hardware validation (planning, documentation, development, execution, and debug)

  • Knowledge of server system architectures

  • Knowledge of networking, power, rack management and remote access environments

  • Experience integrating and validating PCBAs, hardware components and/or systems

  • Familiar with and able to develop scripts (Python, PowerShell) and routines to enable and accelerate data collection and data reduction via automation

  • Self-motivated individual, must be able to work collaboratively in team environment and across internal divisions and industry (OEM, ODM), demonstrate technical leadership in driving successful product development

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 at .

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.