Senior Electrical Engineer Xbox Hardware Development, Microsoft Devices Group on the Xbox Gaming product in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior Electrical Engineer Xbox Hardware Development
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
ProductXbox Gaming
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

Job description - RF Design Engineer

As part of the Xbox Hardware Development team, the RF Design Engineer is responsible for implementation of wireless functionality within all devices in the Xbox 360 and Xbox One product lines. Candidates for this position must have experience in board-level RF hardware design for commercial wireless products, and have up-to-date working knowledge of the wireless chipsets and product landscape. Position responsibilities will cover all phases of product development, including concept definition, solution evaluation, design implementation & verification, and transfer to manufacturing.

Candidates must also be able to interface effectively with internal and external partner teams, including embedded firmware, software, test, program management, sourcing, and manufacturing. Experience with external vendor and contractor management is highly desired. Experience is required with board design (schematic & PCB layout); prototype bring-up, test, debug, and characterization; certification & regulatory testing; design for manufacturability and test; and transfer of designs to high volume manufacturing.

Desired Skills and Experience
Job Requirements

- 10+ years of board-level RF design experience for commercial wireless products
- Has shipped commercial wireless products before
- Up-to-date knowledge of the Wi-Fi chipset and product landscape
- Experienced with Antenna design for mobile embedded products
- De-sense engineering evaluation and debug
- Knowledge of 802.11 RF parametric specifications
- Board-level schematic & PCB layout design for RF applications
- Understanding of RF front-end, transceiver and system architecture, components, and specifications
- Hands-on experience with current industry standard RF measurement equipment
- Board level debugging skills and ability to oversee the PCB layout process.
-Understanding of antenna design & integration principles and concept


- B.S. from a four-year college or university; or equivalent training, education and experience (MS preferred)
- Travel Requirements
- Ability to travel domestically (U.S.) and internationally.

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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