Devices Program Manager, Microsoft Devices Group in Redmond, WA

TitleDevices Program Manager
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedJanuary 6, 2015
Open Positions1

The XBOX team within Microsoft Devices envisions, creates and manufactures the award winning XBOX gaming and entertainment platform. The team that revolutionized the gaming and entertainment world by designing and delivering the XBOX ONE Kinect and Accessories is a progressive, diverse, and exceptionally creative group of professionals. We pride ourselves on a high energy, high impact work environment that empowers everyone to do their very best work
The Xbox Devices Team is looking for an experienced technical Program Manager who has a proven track record of leading multi-disciplinary teams in the development of innovative consumer or commercial devices. Are you up for the challenge?
As a device program manager, you are responsible for leading a cross-functional engineering team of Electrical, Mechanical, Firmware, Test, and Operations from initial concept to high volume production. At the same time, you are challenged to meet program goals for product performance, quality, safety/compliance regulatory requirements, product cost, schedule, and development budget. You will collaborate with Product Marketing, Industrial Design, and Engineering to solidify the product concept, layout the business case, and complete the product specifications.

Primary responsibilities include:
- Define and manage the Product development plan.
- Manage and execute the program to deliver in spec, on schedule, under budget, a safe, reliable, compliant, high-quality, secure product for mass production
- Team leadership and collaboration of cross functional and cross-organizational product development team.
- Applying best practices and formal processes of Program management and Engineering Excellence.
- Create statement of work and manage development partners & contract manufacturers.
- Lead component and supplier selection and qualification, including contract negotiation and supplier management.
- Organize, present, and document technical and program reviews/status to Senior Management.
- Develop and protect intellectual property.
- Organize and lead development builds at the contract manufacturers.
- Explore and understand competitive landscape in both product and business terms.
- Domestic and international travel required.

- 6+ years program management experience for hardware products in a fast paced environment.
- Program management responsibility for at least two significant delivered-to-market product development cycles in high volume, consumer products industries.
- BS/MS Electrical or Mechanical Engineering degree.
- Product development experience in an engineering role.
- Familiarity with broad range of technologies such as USB, Video, Audio, Wi-Fi, Optics, ASICs, etc...
- Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and collaboration skills.
- Experience with team building, collaboration, and managing resources.
- Self-motivated, results driven.
- Demonstrated experience working as part of a team to solve technical, quality, cost, and schedule challenges

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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