Research Intern -AI and Advanced Architectures

Redmond, Washington, United States

Full Time

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Microsoft

Computer Software

Company Type: Privately Held                                            Size: 10,001+ employees

Participate in the future of computing by working on cutting-edge accelerated hardware, software and distributed systems. Our team’s solutions are used by customers to build and run larger artificial intelligence models more efficiently and at lower cost every day.

AI and Advanced Architectures is looking for interns to join our multi-disciplinary team. We innovate using a mix of algorithmic innovation, custom hardware, and framework-level software that interfaces to the hardware. Projects on which you’ll work may include optimizing deep neural network operators and layers to make efficient use of the hardware, optimizing device memory usage and data paths, studying the latest DNN models to map them to the hardware, and contributing back to open source projects. You’ll need to be comfortable working in C/C++ and have computer science fundamentals.

AI and Advanced Architectures is a cross-discipline team of highly capable and motivated people in the new Azure Hardware Systems Group with a collaborative culture and a strong track record of delivering strategic impact to Microsoft.

Responsibilities

Interns put inquiry and theory into practice. Alongside fellow doctoral candidates and some of the world’s best researchers, interns learn, collaborate, and network for life. Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to exciting research and development strides. During the 12-week internship, students are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other interns and researchers, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant life of the community. Research internships are available in all areas of research, and are offered year-round, though they typically begin in the summer.

Qualifications

After you submit your application, a request for reference letters may be sent to your list of references on your behalf. Note that reference letters cannot be requested until after you have submitted your application, and furthermore, that they might not be automatically requested for all candidates. You may wish to alert your letter writers in advance, so they will be ready to submit your letter.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled in a college/unversity program in Computer Science or a related STEM field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • For software projects, 2+ years’ experience in Java, Python, C#, or related languages and 1+ years’ experience with C/C++
  • For projects involving hardware and distributed systems, 1+ years’ experience with C/C++ and 2+ years’ experience with Verilog or VHDL
  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with other researchers and product development teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-group, and cross-culture collaboration.
  • Ability to think unconventionally to derive creative and innovative solutions.

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.

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Posted: November 8, 2019

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