Senior CAD Engineer, Microsoft Devices Group on the Xbox Gaming product in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior CAD Engineer
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
ProductXbox Gaming
Date AddedJanuary 14, 2015
Open Positions1

Microsoft's Hardware teams consist of progressive, diverse, and exceptionally creative professionals who design, test and manufacture some of the best-loved entertainment devices in the world. Our teams ship tens of millions of hardware products every year including the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Kinect, a full accessories lineup, and more. Microsoft is the destination for the brightest minds in entertainment device design. Come be part of what's next.
This position is for a CAD Engineer to support PCB product development for Xbox, Xbox Accessories and Kinect development teams. The position involves working closely with a cross functional team of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, test engineers, CAD engineers, component engineers, manufacturing engineers, and program managers in multiple locations.
Creation, maintenance, and enhancement of multilayer, high pin count, high performance printed circuit boards of the highest quality.
Routing/breakout studies, component placement, setting up design constraints, routing and post processing of complex, high speed, multilayer printed circuit boards (Allegro) with considerations for design for manufacturability, test, assembly, RF, EMC and EMI.
Ten years of CAD layout experience designing and implementing PCBs and shipping products of medium to hiplexity.
Extensive knowledge of PCB and FPC manufacturing processes, including controlled impedance modeling, aspect ratios, lamination constructions, fine pitch SMT and wire bonding processes and associated mfg techniques, materials and specifications.
Prior design and implementation of PC motherboards, analog/digital circuit design, test vehicles, high speed busses (PCIe, SATA, USB, DDR3, DDR4, GDDR3, Hyper Transport, etc.) are required.
Layout design supporting RIGID, HDI, FPC, RFPC, COB, Any-layer via manufacturing.
Design for manufacturing and test by adhering to relevant internal DFM/DFT guidelines, IPC and/or ANSI standards are required
Working knowledge of complete design flow process using the following tools: Cadence ver. 16.6 Concept, Allegro, Constraint Manager, Valor Enterprise 3000 or equivalent.
Experience in development, integration, maintenance of CAD tools, custom tool scripts and tool upgrades is a plus
Enthusiastic, motivated and self-driven.
Strong communication skills with the ability to clearly express technical concepts in verbal and written forms
Domestic and international travel will be 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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