CPU Logic Design Engineer at Microsoft (Raleigh, NC)

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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, and 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!ResponsibilitiesThe silicon computing development team is seeking passionate, driven, and intellectually curious computer/electrical engineers to deliver premium-quality designs once considered impossible. Our team is involved in numerous projects within Microsoft developing custom silicon for a diverse set of systems ranging from traditional computing solutions to artificial intelligence and augmented reality. We are responsible for delivering cutting-edge, custom CPU and SoC designs that can perform complex and high-performance functions in an extremely efficient manner.
In this role, you will:
  • As a member of the Core Logic Design team, help define and document micro-architecture for assigned blocks on next generation designs.
  • Be responsible for the logic design/RTL entry and timing closure of multiple blocks in a high performance custom CPU Core.
  • Collaborate with the verification team to ensure the implementation meets both architectural and micro-architectural intent.
  • Interface with physical design, design for test, and other teams to optimize tradeoffs within the design.
  • Mentor junior team members and summer interns and cultivate a growth mindset among the team to encourage collaboration and inclusion.
  • Candidate must have at least a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of industry experience in logic design with a proven track record of delivering complex CPU, GPU or SoC IP's.
  • Proficient communication, collaboration and teamwork skills and ability to contribute to diverse and inclusive teams.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 8+ years of industry experience in logic design.
  • Experience/Specialization in one or more of the following areas: Branch prediction, instruction/data caches, instruction decode, debug architecture, prefetching, Integer and floating point arithmetic, ALU operations, deeply pipelined out-of-order designs, L0/L1/L2 cache topologies, coherent subsystem design, bus interface including industry standard bus protocols and memory ordering models
  • Substantial background in debugging designs as well as simulation environment.
  • Experience with digital timing analysis, multiple clocks, power, synthesis, place-n-route.
  • Knowledge of verification principles, testbenches, UVM, and coverage.
  • Scripting language such as Python or Perl.
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 .
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
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