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Job title: Software Engineer II

Company: Microsoft

Job description: The DirectML Platform Team in the Core OS organization places Microsoft’s best innovations in machine learning and AI in the hands of millions of Windows developers worldwide. The DirectML Team is responsible for driving platform innovations for machine learning across GPU, CPU, and NPU on various hardware architectures at the scale of the Windows ecosystem. Our platform, built on the DirectML core operating system stack, is at the heart of the Windows Copilot Runtime. It helps power countless machine learning workloads from computer visions, audio and video to the latest generative AI models. Our mission is to realize the Windows Copilot+ PC vision and make Windows an AI-first PC for developers by delivering breakthrough technology that will help drive Microsoft’s leadership in AI for years to come. We are a learn-it-all team with passion and specialty in designing high-performance systems and tools that leverage cutting-edge hardware capabilities from optimized GPU compute kernels to dedicated AI processor architectures on the NPU and SIMD instructions on the CPU.We are looking for a Software Engineer II with a desire to learn and be immersed in this fundamental platform shift that AI brings by helping the team to build highly efficient execution engines and tools in a fast-moving but highly collaborative environment. This role offers a significant potential to positively impact Microsoft and the future of the tech industry.In Core OS, we are responsible for the Operating Systems that power Azure, Microsoft’s Linux OS, the platforms for Windows Client and Xbox, and our Windows Server ecosystem – through all of these, we support every one of our cloud businesses and billions of customers around the world. In this era of ubiquitous computing, systems software excellence has never been more important for Microsoft. High quality, high-efficiency operating systems and platform components underpin everything we do as a company, from making our systems more reliable for our customers, to increasing our competitiveness by reducing COGS, to delivering new features and capabilities to delight customers – that’s all us!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.Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with engineers from the hardware vendor, customer, and partner teams to maintain and evolve the DirectML platform and relevant tools on various frameworks and silicon.
  • Develop and maintain highly reliable and scalable performance benchmark systems that run across frameworks and diverse hardware.
  • Maintain and extend the system compatibility test suite to ensure that the DirectML platform and related technologies continue to reliably produce accurate and consistent results across diverse supported frameworks and hardware.
  • Monitor daily builds of the platform components and keep the automated monitoring system in reliable state.
  • Work with open-source engineers to help further our platform missions and facilitate related work with the open-source community.


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andQualifications:Required Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 2+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or PythonOR equivalent experience. * 2+ years of experience delivering commercial-quality software products for consumers or enterprises.

  • 2+ years of debugging 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 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python
  • OR equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing machine learning compilers or kernels.
  • Demonstrated-on experience in training or fine-tuning language models.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of GPU compute architecture and experience writing high-performance compute shaders for machine learning operations in any language.
  • Proficient communication/customer interfacing skills, ability to deal with ambiguity, and ability to prioritize software development tasks and a proven record of customer successes.

Software Engineering IC3 – The typical base pay range for this role across Canada is CAD $83,600 – CAD $159,600 per year.Find additional pay information here:Microsoft will accept applications and processes offers for these roles on an ongoing basis.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. 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 .#CoreOSJobs#AEPJobs

Expected salary: $83600 per year

Location: Vancouver, BC

Job date: Wed, 03 Jul 2024 23:02:45 GMT

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