CPU Verification Engineer at Microsoft (Raleigh, NC)

| Raleigh-Durham, 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:
  • Establish yourself as an integral member of a pre-silicon verification team for the development of custom CPU Core and Cache components with focus on micro-architectural based functions and features.
  • Work with a team to write, execute, enhance, and debug constrained random stimulus.
  • Develop UVM components to interface between test code and verification simulation environments.
  • Collaborate across verification teams on vertical and horizontal reuse of components.
  • Define and implement functional coverage and drive coverage closure.
  • Triage and debug testbench, simulation, and emulation fails.
  • Provide technical leadership through mentorship and strong teamwork.
QualificationsQualifications
  • Candidate must have at least a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Solid background and understanding of computer architecture.
  • 4+ years design verification experience as a part of a CPU, Graphics or SoC development team.
  • In depth knowledge of verification principles, testbenches, stimulus generation, UVM/OVM, and coverage.
  • Experience debugging designs as well as creating simulation environments.
  • Experience with analyzing complex systems and developing detailed test plans.
  • Experience with scripting language such as Python or Perl and EDA Verification tools.
  • Proficient communication, collaboration and teamwork skills and ability to contribute to diverse and inclusive teams.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 8+ years design verification experience.
  • 5+ years working on complex CPU architectures.
  • Deep working knowledge of various CPU related architectural and micro-architectural concepts:
    • Branch prediction, instruction caches, fetch and decode, interrupts, debug, prefetching.
    • Integer and floating-point operations, pipeline hazards, out-of-order execution, general purpose registers, instruction completion, write-back concepts, trace, performance profiling, and hardware debug functions.
    • Data caches, memory coherence, virtualization, address translation, load & store operations, atomic instructions, data fault, memory management concepts.
  • Experience delivering complex high-quality CPUs and/or cache designs proven in silicon.
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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Microsoft operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Redmond, WA. Microsoft was founded in 1975. It has 206870 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 541 open jobs at Microsoft, click here.
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