Director of Electrical Engineering, Microsoft Devices Group on the Surface product in Fort Collins, CO

TitleDirector of Electrical Engineering
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationFort Collins, CO
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

Touch/Display Technology Director
Are you passionate about consumer and entertainment products and technologies? The Surface Team focuses on lighting up Microsoft experiences with touch and pen first computing. A fundamental part of our strategy is having desirable and powerful devices that enable the experiences our consumers want, and elicit their excitement. Creating these devices involves a close partnership between hardware and software engineers, designers, and manufacturing. We are currently building the next generation and Surface needs you! You will lead the technology team that designs, develops and launches next generation Display, Touch and Pen technologies across Surface product-lines. You will define and deliver innovative technology that are pivotal in the user experience with Surface. You will work with mechanical, electrical, industrial design, and software engineers as well as manufacturing to deliver the technologies. In addition, you will work with a variety of industry partners for sensor design, ICs, displays, etc.
Technology identification and characterization of touch ICs, pen ICs, sensors, displays
Specifications for Touch, Pen and Display (Display partner with Optical/Mechanical Display team)
Optimizations for Touch/Pen architecture and electronics for Displays
Define and create prototypes to prove viability and de-risk product programs
Engineering Rigor (design reviews schematics/layout, FPCs, characterization, etc.)
Leading and managing the team

Required skills:
Strong system background (strong electrical engineering background in analog, signal processing, embedded controllers, etc.) desired
Experience in design, development and launching of high volume consumer products desired
Experience with manufacturing partners and suppliers
Experience with Touch, Pen and/or Displays Desired
15+ years of product development experience desired
BSEE with MSEE or PhD preferred or industry experience equivalent
Management Experience in leading technology teams from incubation, design, delivery/ramp
Excellent communication Skills
Demonstrated partnering skills with internal and external partners

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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