Principal Mechanical Engineer - Microsoft Band, Microsoft Devices Group in Redmond, WA

TitlePrincipal Mechanical Engineer - Microsoft Band
CategoryHardware engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedFebruary 19, 2015
Open Positions1

Join the Personal Devices Group and make your mark on the coolest wearable device: the Microsoft Band. We are looking for an experienced and creative Principal Mechanical Engineer who has a proven track record of managing and developing complex high volume consumer products.

As a successful candidate, you will be leading system-level designs through fast-paced product development cycles. A strong mix of technical breadth and vision allow you to work cross-functionally to tie electronics, optics, 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 seven 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 high volume manufacturing processes such as injection molding, die casting, stamping/forming, metal injection molding and machining. You are knowledgeable with various plastic resins, metal alloys and part decoration and finishing processes. 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 project management of outside development partners, mechanical support for production qualification and ongoing process enhancements through part and process consolidation, technology integration, tool qualification, design support and cycle time enhancement.

Excellent communication skill is required and travel internationally at times to support design and manufacturing activities will be needed for this position.

Qualification Summary:

- B.S. Mechanical Engineering
- Seven years of mechanical product development experience, with at least five years designing mechanical systems for high-volume consumer electronic devices
- Extensive experience designing complex assemblies for high volume manufacture
- Design experience on at least two consumer electronics products that successfully reached volume production
- Proficiency in Creo 2.0, Pro/Engineer, Creo Elements/Direct or equivalent mechanical design software
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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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