Prototyping Engineer, Microsoft Devices Group on the Surface product in Redmond, WA

TitlePrototyping Engineer
CategoryHardware engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedMarch 14, 2015
Open Positions1

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!
The Advanced Prototyping team is looking for a highly skilled, curious and creative person to directly contribute to the realization of our future products.

Specific Skills
Roles and Responsibility
As a Prototyping Engineer, you will work closely with our Design and Engineering teams to deliver prototypes that communicate our design and engineering intent. You will be part of the product development team that drives innovation and finds solutions to complex problems. Excellent interpersonal skills are critical to allow you to succeed in our highly collaborative environment. You must also be highly organized and flexible to manage multiple projects to meet business needs, as well as successfully communicate to stakeholders the status of the projects. The ideal candidate will contribute to the Advanced Prototyping Center through a deep understanding of tools, materials and processes and the application of that knowledge to hardware innovation at Microsoft.

- 2+ years of experience in creating models and prototypes
- Accredited 4-year Engineering or Industrial Design degree or related experience
Desired Skills:
- Experience with CAM/CNC programming and machining capability
- Experience creating 3D CAD models and fixtures using Pro/E and/or Solid Works
- Machining skills using vertical mills, lathes and other machine tool equipment
- Computer skills required, including Windows, MS Office Suite
- 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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