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Software for Hardware Software Engineer: Intern Opportunities for University Graduates

  • Internship
  • Mountain View, CA
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Microsoft profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


Every year, we welcome thousands of university students from every corner of the world to join Microsoft. You bring your aspirations, talent, potential—and excitement for the journey ahead.

We’re a company of learn-it-alls rather than know-it-alls and our culture is centered around embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Does this sound like you?

Come build community, explore your passions and do your best work at Microsoft with thousands of University graduates from every corner of the world.

This opportunity will allow you to work with Software concepts that directly interact with the HW they run on – memory management, working on chip peripheral, debugging code running on live hardware, etc. Interns might also could create software designs based on product requirements and use software engineering principles to produce executable code fulfilling design and feature requirements. These roles work with electrical engineers, system engineers, architects and software engineers to determine the core firmware strategy for our product roadmaps.

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. Learn more about our cultural attributes.

At Microsoft, Interns work on real-world projects in collaboration with teams across the world, while having fun along the way. You’ll be empowered to build community, explore your passions, and achieve your goals. This is your chance to bring your solutions and ideas to life while working on cutting-edge technology. The internship is designed not only for you to do great work with the opportunity to learn and grow, but to experience our culture full of diverse community connections, executive engagement, and memorable events.


  • Applies software engineering principles to solve complex problems on product HW and Operating systems – accomplished through sound and creative engineering.
  • Quickly learns new engineering methods and incorporates them into his or her work processes.
  • Seeks feedback and applies internal or industry best practices to improve his or her technical solutions.
  • Demonstrates skill in time management and completing software projects in a cooperative team environment.
  • You will problem solve and debug for modern-day multiprocessor systems.
  • You will demonstrate an understanding of how to write/debug code.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer engineering, software engineering, computer science or related field.
  • Must have at least one additional quarter/semester of school remaining following the completion of the internship

Additional Or Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 months – 1 year of experience in Software that works hand in hand with the HW it runs on – this can include Firmware showing understanding of embedded systems, 8-32 bit microprocessors, IO’s, I2C/SPI and other interconnected buses, OS drivers interacting either directly with HW and/or the through the operating system
  • Ability to read schematic and translate into code (i.e. IO/Pin assignments, etc.) is a plus
  • At least 3 months of experience in scripting is a plus.
  • At least 3 months of experience outside of the classroom environment like an internship, hackathon, research project or related experience preferred.
  • Ability to read schematic and translate into code (i.e. IO/Pin assignments, etc.) is preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate how to use hardware level code debuggers and diagnostics tools.

Visit our Careers FAQ Page to learn more about the interview process and answers to commonly asked questions.

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.

The salary for this internship in the state of Colorado is $7,890 per month.

Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. US-based interns gain access to healthcare benefits and software discounts.

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