Critical Environment Electrical Engineer

Posted 15 November 2023
Job type Full-Time

Company's Benefits

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Childcare Facilities

    Childcare Facilities

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

  • Equal Pay Initiatives

    Equal Pay Initiatives

Job Description


In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day and we need you as a Critical Environment Electrical Engineer.

Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. As a CO+I Electrical Engineer, you will perform a key role in delivering the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's online services including Bing, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, and the Microsoft Azure platform. As a group, CO+I is focused on the personal and professional development for all employees and offers trainings and growth opportunities including Career Rotation Programs, Diversity & Inclusion trainings and events, and professional certifications.

Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 200 datacenters in 32 countries and millions of servers. Our foundation is built upon and managed by a team of subject matter experts working to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.

With environmental sustainability and optimization at the forefront of our datacenter design and operations, we continue to grow and evolve as we meet the ever-changing business demands that hold Microsoft as a world-class cloud provider.

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.



  • Develop basic knowledge of industry trends, competitors' products, customer experience, and advances in various engineering fields. Consult with other engineers to help understand and apply advanced concepts.

  • Assist in the creation and execution of robust, scalable, secure, and extensible designs and/or verification plans for the electrical engineering aspects of a well-defined feature or product extension (e.g., a product refresh, or line extension).

  • Participate in creating intellectual property. May file patents within personal area of scope and complete necessary patent documentation.

  • Implement known solutions to common technical and/or design challenges, with some guidance from other engineers.

  • Read device specification sheets and interpret common details required to design and test various hardware features. 

  • Develop design documentation which could include drawings, specifications, schematics, or diagrams for features of well-defined products with guidance and direction from a manager or other engineers.

  • Review supplier or partner technical sheets for available parts and choose appropriate parts needed to support product development.

Testing and Verification

  • Ensure that test requirements are included in documentation and specifications for a feature or product.

  • Determine the appropriate test equipment (e.g., oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers) for measuring a feature of a product according to existing verification plans, with minimal supervision from other engineers.

  • Write design verification test cases using standard templates and test methodologies. 

  • Develop, review, and execute test plans and/or infrastructure for standard features or products.

  • Assist in developing automated testing solutions and independently conduct automated testing on standard feature areas or products.

  • Gather data for external testing supplier or partner selection options.

  • Assist in setting up and breaking down testing environments with guidance and supervision from other engineers. Follow safety guidelines.

  • Participate in the development of dashboards or reports for testing and quality metrics that can be utilized to characterize hardware and hardware performance.

  • Analyze and interpret results of data and statistical analyses to identify common problems or flaws that may affect a feature or product design change and bring them to the attention of other engineers or team leads.

  • Assist in the development of basic test fixtures for use in testing or validation of new product features under guidance from other engineers.

Technical Project Implementation

  • Follow project implementation schedules to deliver the hardware engineering aspects of a well-defined feature or product. Escalate issues to management as necessary.

  • Implement and track product plans, under guidance from other engineers.

  • Highlight potential issues that may affect downstream execution of projects (e.g., performance vs. reliability and manufacturing concerns). 

  • Research new tools, technologies, or processes for project implementation and provide reports to project team members.

  • Assist in implementing risk assessments (e.g., supplier or partner delays, incomplete specs, or tool issues) into project plans.

  • Communicate project progress/status within the project team and escalate issues as necessary.

Reporting and Documentation

  • Follow established procedures to participate in creating detailed reports and functional specifications for a well-defined product feature or extension, based on audits and information from product development and verification processes.

  • Document essential details about materials, components, and/or assemblies for a device via accepted release processes. Accurately record and track changes to designs following established processes with some guidance from other engineers.


  • Embody the Microsoft One culture and values.


Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of technical engineering experience

    • OR Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field AND 2+ years of technical engineering experience

    • OR Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field AND 1+ year(s) of technical engineering experience.

  • Ability to read single line diagrams and interpret them

  • UPS and power generation in DC environment preferred

  • Demonstrated experience in Low/Medium voltage switching operations

  • Ability to remain calm and calculate in high temp environment

  • Experience reviewing/approving MOPs, SOPs, EOPs

  • Ability to establish and review incident reports and root cause analysis

  • Familiar working with BMS + CMMS systems

  • Manage 3rd party vendors with ability to define SOWs and negotiate service agreements + pricing

  • Strong written/verbal communicator

Background Check Requirements: 

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.

  • Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of Australian Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

  • NV1/2, PV Clearance Assessment: This position may require an enhanced background check conducted through the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency.

While not required, we also look for the following Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field AND 5+ years of technical engineering experience

    • OR Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field AND 3+ years of technical engineering experience.