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Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Frameworks team at Microsoft develops AI software that enables running AI models everywhere, from the world’s fastest AI supercomputers, to servers, desktops, mobile phones, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and internet browsers. We collaborate with our hardware teams and hardware partners to build the software stacks for novel AI accelerators like the Maia 100. We work closely with Machine Learning (ML) researchers and developers to optimize and scale out model training and inference and we are looking for a Software Engineer to join our team!

The team operates at the intersection of AI algorithmic innovation, software, systems, and purpose-built AI hardware. We are a cross-discipline team with a collaborative and inclusive culture. We also work with and contribute back to the open-source community.

As a Software Engineer on our team, you will have the opportunity to work on the fundamental abstractions, programming models, compilers, runtimes, libraries, and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that enable large scale training and inferencing of the world’s most advanced AI models on novel AI hardware.

This is a technical role: it requires hands on software design and development skills. We’re looking for a Software Engineer who has a demonstrated history of solving hard technical problems and is motivated to tackle the hardest problems in building a full end-to-end AI stack. An entrepreneurial approach and ability to take initiative and move fast are essential.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.


  • Apply engineering principles for defining robust and maintainable architecture and designs.
  • Collaborate broadly across multiple disciplines from hardware designers to ML developers
  • Perform software development in C/C++, Python, and other languages.
  • Identify requirements, scope solutions, estimate work, schedule deliverables.
  • Other: Embody our Culture and Values


Required/Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline with proven experience coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python
    • OR equivalent experience.
Other Requirements

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.

Preferred/Additional Qualifications

  • 1+ years’ experience with Python
  • A technical background and solid foundation in software engineering principles and architecture design
  • Deep intellectual curiosity and passion about learning new technologies
  • Exposure to Deep Neural Network training and inference and experience in one or more deep learning frameworks (PyTorch, Tensorflow, ONNX, etc)
  • Cross-team collaboration skills and the desire to collaborate in a team of researchers and developers

Software Engineering IC2 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $76,400 - $151,800 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 $100,300 - $165,400 per year.

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Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.