Hardware Design Verification Engineering Lead - Xbox, Microsoft Devices Group in Redmond, WA


TitleHardware Design Verification Engineering Lead - Xbox
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 Sensor 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.

We are looking for an experienced hardware design verification engineering lead. The qualified candidate will draw upon their experience in leading validation of embedded hardware and real time firmware/software to deliver world class high volume consumer products. The primary responsibility is to lead the development of test cases for device level function and performance testing, including validating the electrical stress test, embedded firmware validation and device robustness for product acceptance. You will work closely with engineers in your validation team, as well as the EE and FW development team to deliver the product testing framework design and to develop the test cases to ensure 100% result correlation with the design requirements. You will also need to manage the project cross functional test progress, identify critical test paths, provide test status reporting, and be directly or indirectly involved in the troubleshooting process.
The qualified candidate must have a track record verifying/testing or designing embedded hardware devices for high volume consumer electronics products. It is expected that you are very familiar with electrical high speed parallel/serial buses and standard communication protocols such as USB, I2C, I2S, SPI, etc. You must have hands on experience in test environments and tools such as ICE, oscilloscope, signal generator, network analyzer etc. Strong experience in scripting language/C++ programming is desired. Bluetooth and WiFi wireless experience is a big plus.
In addition, a successful candidate should have excellent lead project management skills, validation personnel management experience, very good cross-organizational collaboration skills and profound technical knowledge including test process/case design and development.
Target qualifications:
- BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering (MSEE preferred)
- 8+ (MSEE) or 10+ (BSEE) year experience in designing and testing modern electronics hardware at component, device, and system levels.
- Extensive experience in leading testing and troubleshooting, especially on USB, Ethernet, Bluetooth, WiFi, etc. at device level. Proficient in using standard testing equipment.
- Excellent project technical leadership skills, with proven personnel management competency.
- Track-record in hardware device level prototype bring-up, debug, fault detection, failure analysis, and yield improvement.
- Proven capability to define successful test plans, procedures, and reports which drive product decisions.
- Proven experience in test automation
- Demonstrated experience in integrating with cross functional groups including EE, FW, ME, optics and software, internally and externally.
- Strong English oral and written communication skills.
Position requires international travel

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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