Principal Electrical Engineer - Microsoft Band, Microsoft Devices Group on the Microsoft Health/Microsoft Band product in Redmond, WA

TitlePrincipal Electrical Engineer - Microsoft Band
CategoryHardware engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
ProductMicrosoft Health/Microsoft Band
Date AddedFebruary 10, 2015
Open Positions1

Join the Personal Devices Group and make your mark on the exciting new wearable product category and a product that customers love! We designed and built the Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health: a sensor platform capable of continuous collection of biometrics data and a cloud-based analytics platform to extract actionable insights for millions of users.

We are hiring across most disciplines and specifically looking for cutting edge EE and ME's to join the team.

Candidates must have a passion for engineering, be self-driven, and possess excellent critical thinking skills. A fundamental part of our strategy is having desirable and powerful devices that enable the experiences people want. Creating these devices involves a close partnership between and hardware and software engineers, designers, and manufacturing.

We are looking for a Principal Engineer. You will be responsible for the Power Architecture, Power management activities, and selection of sensor technologies and associated algorithms that will be used in a highly dense form-factor consumer electronics device. This requires knowledge of sensors as well as skills in prototyping, firmware, and algorithms; the ability to use power models that drive battery life predictions, experience with battery management circuitry, and an understanding of system-on-chip and related support chips to compare different compute and power efficiency. You will provide critical analysis on prototype data and drive the right solutions, design changes, and trade-off in the context of business priorities

The position involves working closely with electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, industrial designers, software engineers, component engineers, and program managers. These span across teams with component vendors, manufacturing test, and reliability organizations. The candidate is expected to understand current and future industry technology trends and insight into competitive products.

In addition to meeting the technical qualifications, the individual must be able to influence and negotiate across electrical engineering team, cross-functional peers, and senior Management through constructive methods.


? Bachelors or Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

? 10+ years experience designing and developing modern consumer electronics hardware and firmware at component, board, and system levels

? Proven capability with electrical mixed signal(analog and digital)circuitry, PCB design and standard communication protocols such as USB, I2C, I2S, MIPI, PCIe, eMMC, LPDDR, and wireless standards, and low-level firmware

? Excellent track record for root cause analyses/debugging of product issues

? Strong communication skills 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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