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

TitleSenior Electrical Engineer Microsoft Band
CategoryHardware engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
ProductMicrosoft Health/Microsoft Band
Date AddedFebruary 19, 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 looking for an experienced and creative senior electrical engineer who has a proven track record of developing complex high volume consumer products.

You will be responsible for the bringing ideas from initial concept to production. Candidates must have the knowledge to develop a variety of sensor solutions and associated algorithms. This requires hands-on skills to include prototyping, design, and layout of highly dense form-factor consumer electronic devices.

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 other electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, industrial designers, firmware 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.


- Bachelors or Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
- 7+ 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
- Managing PCB layout design
- Standard communication protocols such as USB, I2C, I2S, MIPI, and wireless standards, and low-level firmware
- Prototyping bring-up and debugging
- Functional verification and characterization
- Working with and managing suppliers/manufacturing partners
- 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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