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

TitleSenior Electrical Engineer - Xbox
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
ProductXbox Gaming
Date AddedJanuary 6, 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.

The Xbox One console development team is seeking experienced, versatile engineers with a broad range of experiences in the design and manufacture of world-class consumer electronics. As a Senior Engineer you will face the most challenging problems in high-performance digital circuits, component design, firmware, as well as system-level integration at the electro-mechanical, electro-optical, and thermo-mechanical fields. The Senior Engineer position is responsible for analysis, design, integration, and validation of core product technologies. A disciplined engineering approach is applied to design for quality, reliability, and performance. A breadth of experience and range of expertise will be utilized to successfully integrate these technologies in world-class, high-value consumer products. The range of product technologies the Senior Engineer will have the opportunity to work with include RF data transceivers, high-performance digital busses, thermal management, advanced power conversion, and mechanical integration.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a solid understanding of core engineering principles, analytical process, disciplined methodology, superior problem-solving skills, and a passion for developing technologies and products with a broad scope of impact. A breadth of experience spanning multiple disciplines including electrical, mechanical, and industrial engineering is required. Experience must include significant contribution to the development of world-class consumer electronic products such as video game consoles, set-top boxes, desktop PCs, and laptop/tablet PCs. Strong technical leadership, communication skills, and a willingness to tackle big challenges are necessary for success in this position.
Developing a holistic system-level solution for complex, integrated entertainment devices
Specifying, designing (schematic capture, PCB layout, BOM, cost analysis), implementing and verifying electrical subsystems on the motherboard
Development of subsystem requirements by working with team members to evaluate different solution options for functionality, cost and risk
Developing electrical solutions, implementing, verifying and supporting in production.
Working with other engineers across disciplines to design, test and debug complex hardware technologies for product development, to meet aggressive cost and schedule goals.
Learn, analyze and implement new interfaces and subsystems, break down complex issues and collaborate across cross-functional teams to resolve issues in a timely manner.
Must be able to plan work and work to a plan, adapting as necessary in a rapidly evolving environment.
A BS in Electrical Engineering is a minimum requirement; post-graduate or additional degrees in mechanical engineering, optics, physics, or mathematics preferred.
A solid understanding of core engineering principles, circuit design and analysis is required.
Experience with a variety of lab equipment, including but not limited to oscilloscopes, electronics loads, Venable, DMM's, automation equipment
5-7 years of experience designing, implementing, and shipping consumer electronics products.
Prior design and implementation, familiarity with PC, embedded system architectures hardware and software
Design for manufacturing and test experience is required
Knowledge of high volume consumer electronics design and manufacturing is desired.
Strong bench evaluation and in-lab debugging skills are required.
Strong communication skills and must be able to clearly express technical concepts in verbal and written forms.
Enthusiastic, motivated and self-driven.
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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