Microsoft Corporation Electrical Engineering Researcher in Redmond, Washington

Do you have a strong inventive spirit? Are you passionate about research and making it a reality through product development? Are you excited about straddling the line between research and engineering? Join the Applied Sciences Group and help imagine and create the future of Microsoft’s hardware and software businesses.


For this opening, we are looking for an Electrical Engineering Researcher. The candidate must have a demonstrated research background and be adept at developing embedded hardware, including sensors, circuits, and algorithms. He or she will work with a multi-interdisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in hardware, sensors, signal processing and computer vision. The goal is to create the next generation of devices and user experiences.


Required qualifications, demonstrated with a portfolio of previous work:

  • Embedded hardware development

  • Analog and digital circuit design, with excellent understanding of circuit theory

  • Schematic capture and multilayer PCB layout with ECAD tools (e.g., Altium Designer, Cadence Allegro)

  • Design of custom devices containing microprocessors, microcontrollers or SoCs and components such as ADCs, DACs, sensors, cameras and microphones.

  • Proficiency with C and programming for microcontrollers

  • Circuit simulation and board-level simulation

  • Design verification, bringup and troubleshooting with laboratory equipment (oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc.).

Highly valued qualifications:

  • Excellent spoken, written and presentation fluency in technical English.

  • A strong drive to experiment, prototype and improve.

  • The ability to clearly communicate what work you have done, why it was important, and how it was different from other projects.

  • Creativity coming up with ideas and clever solutions to problems, as well as turning around and building them.

  • Ability to be applied: passion for both engineering and research.

  • Ability to work in ambiguous uncharted areas and having the experience, creativity and technical depth to pick the right direction.


  • Ph.D in electrical engineering, computer science or related field

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 .

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