Microsoft Remote Jobs

Job Responsibilities : Principal Firmware Architect

Salary : 133000 per YEAR

Company : Microsoft

Location : Remote US

Microsoft Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering (CHIE) is the team behind Microsoft’s expanding Cloud Infrastructure and responsible for powering Microsoft’s “Intelligent Cloud” mission. CHIE delivers the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft’s over 200 online businesses including Bing MSN Office 365 Xbox Live Skype OneDrive and the Microsoft Azure platform globally with our server and data center infrastructure security and compliance operations globalization and manageability solutions. Our focus is on smart growth high efficiency and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide and we are looking for passionate high energy engineers to help achieve that mission.

The Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering Firmware Development team is responsible for design and development of Server and Rack Infrastructure Firmware for Microsoft’s online services. We work closely with Microsoft product groups industry partners and researchers to architect and develop server hardware solutions that meet the requirements for our cloud services platforms at the lowest possible cost of ownership (TCO). We need to be always learning and insatiably curious. We need to be willing to lean into uncertainty take risks and move quickly when we make mistakes recognizing failure happens along the way to mastery. And we need to be open to the ideas of others where the success of others does not diminish our own.

Open to 100% remote in the U.S.



  • This role is for a highly motivated Firmware Engineer with a background in Firmware development for embedded systems.
  • You will be contributing to all phases of product development from design through manufacturing and productization.
  • You will create the firmware architecture for key systems and work closely with hardware teams to ensure hardware integrates well with the firmware.
  • You will contribute to design of various firmware components including driver interface system libraries needed for SoC bring-up protocol and feature development of low-level hardware.


Required Qualifications:
  • 6+ years of professional experience designing and architecting developing software solutions.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline AND 6+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including but not limited to C C++ C# Java JavaScript or Python OR equivalent experience.
  • Experience with firmware architecture.
  • Ability to debug and resolve issues spanning multiple subsystems.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 12+ years of professional experience designing and architecting developing software solutions preferred.
  • Collaboration (aligned with team across teams).
  • Passionate about coaching team members and helping them grow.
  • Wants new technological challenges and able to deal with ambiguity.
  • Strong problem solving advanced design and development skills.

Software Engineering IC5 – The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $133600 – $256800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $173200 – $282200 per year.

Microsoft has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets (see below). The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role (except as noted below); the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors in addition to primary work location such as complexity and responsibility of role job duties/requirements and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.

At Microsoft certain roles are eligible for additional rewards including merit increases annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with Microsoft and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to medical dental and vision insurance a 401(k) plan and company match short-term and long-term disability coverage basic life insurance and wellbeing benefits among others. U.S.-based employees also receive up to 10 paid holidays accrue up to 15 paid vacation days and receive up to 80 hours paid sick time (front-loaded) per calendar year.

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