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

TitlePrototyping Manager
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
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.

Roles and Responsibility :

As a Lead Model Maker, you will work closely with our Design and Engineering teams to deliver models and prototypes that communicate our design 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 on the status of the projects. You will apply and develop best practices for transforming concepts and ideas into models and prototypes to communicate with our stakeholders. 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.

- 10+ years of experience in creating Class A appearance models and Engineering prototypes
- Accredited 4-year Engineering or Industrial Design degree or related experience
Desired Skills:
- Expert CAM/CNC programming and machining capability
- Expert abilities creating 3D CAD models and fixtures using Pro/E and/or Solid Works
- Machining skills using Vertical Mills, Lathes and other machine tool equipment
- Finishing skills including painting and coatings
- 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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