DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING, Microsoft Devices Group on the Surface product in Redmond, WA

CategoryTesting (engineering)
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

Are you passionate about building cool devices and technologies? Microsoft's Surface Team focuses on building devices that fully express the Windows vision. A fundamental part of our strategy is having desirable and powerful devices that enable the experiences people 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!

Role & Opportunity:
The Microsoft Surface Team is seeking qualified candidates to lead a team of Software Engineers as part of the Design Verification team. You will be leading the team responsible for the design verification, characterization, tuning and qualification of software and firmware for different Surface devices. You will build a team that will develop comprehensive verification and characterization strategies, tools and plans that bridge high-level use cases to product architecture/design to effectively and systematically reveal and screen out defects. Part of the role of the team and your role will be to provide critical analysis of data and to drive the right solutions, design changes, optimizations and trade-offs in the context of business priorities. The position involves working closely with other leaders in the team, marketing, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, software engineers, hardware verification engineers, manufacturing test engineers and program managers.

BS/MS in Computer Science or similar with more than five years of experience managing teams in charge of designing, developing and\or testing low level software and firmware for high-volume consumer electronics.
Great coding and debugging skills with proven experience with drivers and\or embedded software
Demonstrated ability to design comprehensive verification strategies with supporting documentation including test plans, procedures, and reports.
Very strong communication skills required, including the ability to present to executives and to clearly express technical concepts in verbal and written forms.
Must be able to plan work, and work to a plan adapting as necessary in a rapidly evolving environment.
The ability to comprehend and assimilate technical concepts across multiple disciplines is a plus.
Enthusiastic, motivated and self-driven.
Domestic and international travel may be required.

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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