Mechanical Engineer - XBOX Kinect and Accessories, Microsoft Devices Group in Redmond, WA

TitleMechanical Engineer - XBOX Kinect and Accessories
CategoryHardware engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedMarch 17, 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 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.

The XBOX Kinect and Accessories Development Team is looking for an experienced and creative mechanical engineer who has a proven track record of developing complex high volume consumer products.

As a successful candidate, you will be a contributor to system-level and sub-system mechanical designs through fast-paced product development cycles. A strong mix of technical breadth and vision allow you to work cross-functionally to tie electronics, software and mechanical assemblies into compelling consumer experiences. You are highly motivated and enjoy bringing technical and tactical leadership to cross-disciplinary teams.

Your work experience includes a minimum of 5 to 7 years of mechanical product design, with at least five years in the area of consumer electronics. This includes designing parts for a wide variety of mid to high volume manufacturing processes such as injection molding, die casting, stamping/forming and machining. A track record of innovation and experience in selecting material and components to achieve cost targets is desired. The establishment of specifications and written test plans, including the development of test procedures to verify your mechanical designs are integral to the position.

Additional responsibilities include :
- Engagement with outside development partners, mechanical support for production qualification and ongoing process enhancements through part and process consolidation, technology integration, technical support for component price negotiations, injection mold and metal stamping tool qualification.
- Excellent communication skill is required and international travel to support design and manufacturing activities is required.

Qualification Summary:
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree or experience level.
- Five to seven years of mechanical product development experience, with at least five years designing mechanical systems for mid to high-volume consumer electronic devices.
- Experience designing complex assemblies of injection molded and sheet metal parts for high volume manufacture. Experience with mechanisms preferred.
- Direct experience in a wide range of manufacturing processes, materials, and finishes (minimum: injection molding, sheet metal forming, forms of prototyping).
- Knowledge of thermal analysis, structural finite element analysis, mechanical tolerance analysis and Lean Six Sigma techniques.
- Understanding of and experience with PCBA mechanical interface definition.
- Experience in integrating with cross functional groups including manufacturing, Electrical Engineering, test, reliability, quality, ID, and compliance.
- Proven ability to apply critical thinking in complex situations.
- Project lead experience (using internal or external contract design resources) on consumer electronics products that successfully reached volume production a plus.
- Strong know-how with a common engineering CAD package (Creo, Pro/Engineer, or equivalent).

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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