Senior System Software Engineer
Microsoft Corporation
 Redmond, WA

Are you passionate about developing innovative technologies? The Cryogenic Computing team is chartered to develop technologies and systems necessary to enable practical Quantum Computing as part of Microsoft's mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We are building the future today, and the team needs your insight and creativity!

The Redmond, WA team is building a controls system for quantum computing that is based on a classical computer architecture. The overall system is being developed by a diverse and multi-disciplinary team that includes software and hardware architects as well as physicists and material science experts. The control system is a general-purpose computing platform that can perform complex, high performance computing functions. These systems require the development, implementation, integration, and test of software and hardware systems.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in CS, EE, CE or equivalent
  • 5+ years of C+

    • development in a professional environment

  • Experience with creating or porting drivers, firmware, control or operating systems
  • Experience with project tracking and source control

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years' experience as a software development lead
  • Understanding of computer architecture concepts with respect to CPUs/ASICs/FPGAs etc.
  • Database experience
  • Passionate about learning new technologies
  • Self-motivated with an ability to succeed in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment

In addition, you must meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

  • This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

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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.






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

This Senior System Software Engineer role will help architect and design systems for bare-metal custom hardware verification and bring-up. This implies being hands-on in bare-metal test/verification systems development, bootloader/firmware development, enablement/porting of operating system kernels and device drivers, pre-silicon/post-silicon hardware bring-up, and general porting/prototyping of software for new CPU architecture/technology. Throughout the program you will be collaborating with system architects, design teams, hardware, and other software teams for requirements. Work assignments requires an in-depth understanding of debugging both hardware and software issues.

The ideal candidate for this position must be agile and able to adapt to changing conditions and priorities as the program evolves. Such a candidate will need excellent communication and collaboration skills because they will be working with people from many different teams/companies/backgrounds. They must be able to influence others and work cross-functionally to achieve broad goals. They must be able to work independently, show high initiative to solve complex problems and drive for impact and results. A proven track record of successfully managing projects and stakeholders is a primary skill set needed to be successful in this role. Being at the bleeding edge of several computing technologies will mean they should possess a deep desire to learn, understand, master, and contribute to the overall project goals.