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Austin, TX

$66.25 - $133.27 per hour

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Microsoft Silicon Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering (SCHIE) is the team behind Microsoft’s expanding Cloud Infrastructure and responsible for powering Microsoft’s “Intelligent Cloud” mission. SCHIE 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, highly dedicated team members to help achieve that mission. As Microsoft's cloud business continues to grow the ability to deploy new offerings and hardware infrastructure on time, in high volume with high quality and lowest cost is of paramount importance. We are looking for trusted engineers with a passion for customer focused solutions, insight and industry knowledge to envision and implement future technical solutions that will manage and optimize the Cloud infrastructure.

We are seeking a Senior Director of Test Engineering to develop, test, and qualify leading technology solutions for the Cloud. You will partner with outstanding suppliers, technology partners, and Azure Engineering teams across Microsoft to develop and qualify innovative hardware Cloud infrastructure that can perform complex and high-performance functions in the most efficient manner for a wide range of workloads.

Successful candidate will have experience managing and leading hardware and software engineering teams with a proven track record of delivering leading edge technology infrastructure combined with business acumen, organizational skills, culture and change management experience with the ability to execute in a fast-paced environment.

Come join this exciting and growing team on our monumental evolution of Microsoft Azure Silicon Cloud Hardware Infrastructure!


  • Team Leadership: Manage and mentor a team of hardware and software engineers, providing guidance, support, and technical expertise. Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment, encouraging professional growth and development.

  • Team Management: Define goals, objectives, and timelines for the test and qualification engineering team. Coordinate with cross-functional teams, such as system engineering, software engineering, and program management, to ensure alignment and timely execution of Commodity, Rack, and Cluster cloud infrastructure qualification.

  • Design and Development: Develop the test and qualification processes needed to support the growth of the Azure Cloud business and to ensure high quality products are deployed to the production data centers. Develop and leverage automated test processes for quality and effeciency.

  • Collaboration and Communication: Foster great partnerships with cross-functional teams to ensure smooth collaboration throughout the product development lifecycle. Effectively communicate project updates, technical insights, and recommendations to senior management and stakeholders.

  • Continuous Improvement: Foster a culture of continuous improvement by promoting innovation, implementing engineering best practices, and driving efficiency initiatives. Encourage the use of data analysis techniques to enhance the design process and optimize performance.

  • Vendor Management: Evaluate and select external vendors and suppliers for test and qualification services. Build and maintain great relationships with vendors to ensure timely delivery, quality control, and cost-effective solutions.

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