Hardware Verification Engineer Personal Devices, Microsoft Devices Group in Redmond, WA


TitleHardware Verification Engineer Personal Devices
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedDecember 17, 2014
Open Positions1

We are looking for candidates with strong Electrical Engineering fundamentals with design and/or design verification experience. The successful candidate will be a strong communicator, be creative, think critically, and able to analyze & distill complex issues.

Responsible for the design verification of consumer electronics products (hardware, firmware and software)
Participate in test strategy discussions, developing test methodologies, plans & test cases to ensure system performance metrics meet product specifications
Execute test procedures and debug proof of concepts or early engineering units
Ensure the execution of testing and test plans are completed with the highest level of quality
Provide critical analysis and completed summaries of test data and performance metrics driving the right solutions, design changes, and bug fixes that meet the customer experience goals
Develop test methods which ensure robust product qualification with fixtures and tools for automation, stress testing, performance, design margin and corner case variations
Document performance data and use statistical data analysis techniques to summarize results

Qualifications:
Minimum BS in Electrical Engineering or similar field. MS preferred
4-8 years' experience with design and verification testing of onsumer electronics hardware and firmware at component, sub-system and system level
Experience with the full product life-cycle (Concept, Specification, Design, Verification, Manufacturing & Sustaining)
Knowledge of device architectures & performance metrics for consumer electronics devices
Demonstrated ability to create test strategies and plans based on design specs
Experience in hardware bring-up, characterization and failure analysis
Ability to develop test plans, procedures, and reports with concise summaries, graphs or charts
Experience developing test systems and automation using common test equipment
Ability to organize, analyze, summarize and present test result data
Ability to work to schedules and own assigned test areas and deliverables
Strong communication skills to clearly express technical concepts in verbal and written forms
Aptitude to plan and execute work efficiently, adapting to changing requirements
Able to work closely with Electrical, Industrial, Hardware, Software, Component, Reliability, Manufacturing and Compliance Engineers as well as Program Managers
Experience with volume manufacturing, reliability, mechanical engineering, or end user system level product testing
Enthusiastic, motivated, self-driven, and reliable with strong work ethics and interpersonal skills
Desired Experience:
Experience with accelerated and environmental testing
Experience with statistical analysis techniques and DOE (Design of Experiments)
Experience running CAD tools for Circuit Simulation for design, modeling and analysis
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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