Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Redmond


We are the Base Platform Team in Windows. What do we do?
It’s in our name- we are the base platform layer of the windows kernel. Partner teams build their technologies on top of our team's code base and rely on the integrity of our code base.
We're responsible for the lowest layers of the operating system:
where the processors and most core system hardware components interface with Windows
where the heart of power management occurs
where the code lives to turn the whole system on in the first place
As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work on features that advance the Windows platform to be more performant, scale better across the wide spectrum of Windows hardware and even consider new hardware scenarios. Our team has a number of dependent teams, internal and external, which allows you to work with a diverse set of individuals across Windows, Microsoft and the industry.
We work directly with Silicon partners and OEMs to ensure that Windows can start and run the latest processors and chipsets coming down the pipe.  Members of our team work on the core firmware that ships in first party products.  Others work on the most critical of system components such as PCI, boot, and the hardware abstraction layer (HAL).  We also work with the industry on what new hardware or features are in the works on future silicon, and how we might best leverage those in future iterations of Windows.
What our team offers:
Teammates who are some of the best engineers in the world.
Opportunities to take on interesting technical challenges that directly impact the millions of customers that use Windows.
Incredible mentorship. We are looking to groom and grow the next set of leaders on our team.
Teammates that come from an array of diverse backgrounds and experiences who really love what they’re working on. You can look forward to friendly faces that are ready to help you get you up to speed.
Our team might be a good fit if:
You have a genuine passion and interest in the technical challenges our team tackles.
You are looking to commit to 3+ years at your next job.
You have a growth mindset (really, we mean it!) and are eager and ready to learn.
You care deeply about doing the right thing for your customers.
You are a team player that approaches communication and collaboration with empathy and compassion.
You have experience with hardware and/or C programming.

About the company

At Microsoft, we aim to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more — and we empower our employees the same way.

Everyone who works here has the power to build on. Those two little words show the way we think. They’re a challenge to go beyond what’s thought possible, and they’re how we help billions of people use technology to get more out of each day.

We build on the work of others and invite them to build onto ours, always striving for ways to make great ideas even better.

What can you build on?

Here at Microsoft, you’ll build on your curiosity, your passions and your drive to make a difference.

You’ll have access to world-class tools, some of the industry’s brightest minds and a nearly infinite range of opportunities across a truly global organization. You’ll have the opportunity to build on the company’s wide-ranging accomplishments to do something even more incredible.

You’ll have the freedom to collaborate, explore, set your own rules and take your career wherever you want it to go.

Feel the inspiration that comes from working with wildly talented people and the rush that comes from doing work that makes a lasting impact. Recent projects like HoloLens provide just a glimpse of the remarkable things we will accomplish.

There has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Come build on Microsoft’s far-reaching momentum. Build on your career. Build on what we do and how we do it.

Specialties: Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Entertainment Products, Hardware, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Servers, Windows Operating System, Windows Applications & Platforms, Smartphones, Cloud Computing

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