Hardware Engineering Program Manager 2, Microsoft Devices Group on the Surface product in Redmond, WA

TitleHardware Engineering Program Manager 2
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedJanuary 23, 2015
Open Positions1

Role & Opportunity:
Are you passionate about building cool devices and technologies? The 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!

We are seeking a Program Manager who has a proven track record through several product cycles. You will be responsible for leading the definition and development from concept to prototype to implementation for technologies in Surface products. You will work with internal / external partner teams, product management, architects, development, quality assurance, and user experience teams to align objectives, create functional specifications, implement a plan, and ultimately deliver a high-quality product. The successful candidate will have effective written and oral communication skills, excellent cross-organizational and project management skills and thrive in a highly innovative, evolving and ambiguous environment.

Minimum of 5 years working as a technical program manager or other engineering discipline defining, driving, and shipping products or services through multiple ship cycles
Held responsibility for the creation of functional specifications, project schedules and building plans to deliver
Enthusiastic, attention to detail, results oriented, organized, motivated and self-driven
Strong leadership and analytical skills
Solid critical thinking and questioning skills
High degree of flexibility - willing to fill in the gaps rather than relying on others
Strong technical background with a passion for shipping product
Experience in one or more of the following: Release management, power and memory technologies, wireless technologies (WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE), Touch and or Displays.
Experience with UI design is a plus
Experience with hardware design is a plus
Experience with hardware partner development is a plus
Bachelor Degree Required

Justify and prioritize the feature set against the product vision and strategy
Write detailed functional or requirement specifications that enable product engineering to execute
Align investments with internal / external partner teams
Evangelize the feature set across engineering, business and senior leadership
Drive the execution and delivery using common engineering tools, triage, tracking and reporting aligning to product milestones
Anticipate risks; assess, mitigate, and manage accordingly
Organize and present program reviews/status to engineering, business, and senior management
Develop and protect intellectual property
Domestic and international travel 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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