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Hardware Analyst and Planner

Company: Microsoft
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

Do you want to be at the forefront of innovating the latest hardware designs to propel Microsoft's cloud growth? Are you seeking a unique career opportunity that combines both technical capabilities, cross team collaboration, with business insight and strategy? Join our Hardware Strategy and Planning---(HSP)---team within Microsoft's Azure Hardware Systems & Infrastructure---(AHSI)---organization and be a part of the---organization behind Microsoft's expanding Cloud Infrastructure and responsible for powering Microsoft's "Intelligent Cloud" mission.------ -Microsoft delivers more than 200 online services to more than one billion individuals worldwide and---AHSI---is the team behind---our---expanding---cloud---infrastructure. We deliver---the core---infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's---cloud---businesses including---Microsoft Azure,---Bing, MSN, Office 365,---OneDrive,---Skype, Teams---and---Xbox Live.------ -The HSP organization within Azure manages hardware roadmap planning and program management from concept through production for all of Microsoft's current and future on-line services. - Well-defined and executed strategic planning ensures products meet the requirements for performance, features, and time-to-market. The ability to draw insights from a deep understanding of the cloud HW Infrastructure landscape and industry trends is critical in informing the roadmap and planning decisions. -Microsoft is looking for multiple candidates to join the hardware strategy and planning team, an influential group within the Azure Hardware Systems & Infrastructure organization responsible for driving end-to-end hardware strategy. You will be responsible for workload performance and cost analysis in cloud and datacenter, to enable achieving the right hardware and product strategy for Microsoft Azure cloud business. Our teams invent, design, and sustain the most scalable, secure, and efficient platforms and systems to power Azure now and into the future, building the best hardware systems that can power this platform - a vertically integrated hardware and software stack from silicon to servers, racks and clusters, up through the datacenter infrastructure. -As a Hardware Analyst and Planner, you will own evaluation and communication of workload KPIs ensuring optimal understanding of their impact to performance and value across different product families and business segments.--- You will partner with key suppliers, as well as engineering teams, finance, and execution teams on improving product performance understanding, reducing overall cost of goods, and optimizing working capital.--- You will leverage your creativity to solve complex performance and cost optimization problems in a scalable way and drive continuous improvement of technology and hardware planning processes by benchmarking against best practices. -ResponsibilitiesCore Responsibilities: -Business Intelligence and Analytics: Perform analyses & build 'what-if' scenario models to support decision making; work to improve data systems and develop new reporting tools to improve model visibility and accuracy. -Workloads and Performance Comparisons: Fundamental understanding of cloud and datacenter workloads. Ability to comprehend and utilize industry tools to project and model performance on variety of CPU architectures. Manage and monitor inventory key performance KPIs for general purpose compute, high performance compute, and internal Microsoft customers. Clear understanding of Spec CPU benchmarks and micro-benchmarks (SIR, SFR, Spec JBB, etc.), artificial intelligence and machine learning benchmarks for inference and training (BERT, BERT-3, GPT, Resnet, etc.) Identify problem areas and drive appropriate actions to achieve performance targets for the KPIs.--- Define process and predictive analytics to align consensus on server and datacenter workload and performance models. -New performance and workload analysis capability development: Identify and evaluate new cloud workloads. Recommend how to improve server performance models and drive analysis for planning new platforms, systems, and processes to achieve greater efficiency and scale within Microsoft for quantitative and qualitative analysis. Deep dive into---CPU, Memory,---and---Storage technology offerings and trends, quantitatively compare various offerings and---develop---recommendations and strategy that give a unique edge to Azure hardware infrastructure.------ -Cost plan management: Lead creation of new plans and scenarios for optimizing cost ensuring goals are achieved. Publish and build plan to engineering groups, planners, execution team and track cost indicators' performance against plan, proactively managing all deviations and mitigating risks to meeting the commitment. Partner with supply chain, finance, business groups and engineering teams to determine and execute on an optimal cost plan. - -QualificationsBasic qualifications -BS in engineering, operations management, mathematics, physics, applied sciences or similar STEM field, OR corresponding technical experience. -3+ years industry experience in hardware technology development (CPU, GPU, Storage, Memory) or cloud product development -Experience in building complex analytical models in Microsoft Excel -Preferred Qualifications: -5+ years' experience in hardware technology development (CPU, GPU, Storage, Memory) or cloud product development -Strong knowledge of server hardware performance modeling and analysis e.g.: CPU, Memory, and other components -Strong knowledge of cloud hardware and software ecosystem, including workloads and their affinity to different hardware architectures -Strong knowledge of supply chain with prior experience in product planning, performance analysis or manufacturing operations -In depth knowledge of MS Office Applications, including advanced knowledge of Excel along with a solid analytical capabilities and experience with statistical tools (Regression analysis, advanced Excel / VBA, Power BI is a plus) -Strong process/system background and proven ability to rapidly understand, use and drive improvements in new processes/systems and drive to a consensus for recommendation to senior leadership and executives -Critical thinking, analytical skills and ability to drive resolution in ambiguous situations -Good business judgment & exceptional communication/presentation skills -Master's in engineering or STEM a plus -#MicrosoftRaleigh #MicrosoftAustin #MicrosoftPDX #MicrosoftSVC #MicrosoftRedmond---#HSP #AHSI #AzureHWJobs -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. -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. -Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. -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.Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.Benefits and PerksIndustry leading healthcareSavings and investmentsGiving programsEducational resourcesMaternity and paternity leaveOpportunities to network and connectDiscounts on products and servicesGenerous time awayJob SummaryJob number: 1281521Date posted : 2022-06-04Travel: 0-25%Profession: Product ManagementRole type: Individual ContributorEmployment type: Full-TimeExperience: Experienced professionals

Keywords: Microsoft, Sunnyvale , Hardware Analyst and Planner, Professions , Sunnyvale, California

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