Senior Electrical Product Engineer, Microsoft Devices Group in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior Electrical Product Engineer
CategoryHardware engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedMarch 27, 2015
Open Positions1

The Microsoft Manufacturing & Supply Chain (MSC) Product Engineering (PE) team is looking for a Senior Product Engineer. The PE team is responsible for supporting the launch and production of Microsoft's innovative consumer electronic products; including Surface, Microsoft Band and Surface Accessories in volume manufacturing.

This team is the go to group for complex product failure characterization, root cause analysis, yield improvement, test plan creation and driving product improvements. This includes understanding factory failures, customer returns as well as reliability failures. The PE team partners with the development, manufacturing, test engineering and quality teams to improve the cost of manufacture as well as the overall quality of the product.

This is a senior level position that will require the candidate to be recognized as the product expert in manufacturing, test, failure analysis and data analysis as well as collaborate with members across the Manufacturing, Product Development, System Architecture, Quality, Reliability and Supply Chain organizations to deliver innovative and valued results that will ensure our hardware products continue to delight our customers and meet volume manufacturing cost and quality goals.

The successful candidate understands the architectural, design implementation and test concepts of computer systems, has a thorough understanding of system design verification requirements and ensures that they are met before the product is released to manufacturing. The candidate must be skilled in a wide range of activities from designing experiments, performing root cause analysis to managing multiple technical activities at outsourced global contract manufacturers.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in:

o Circuit concepts and standard board design practices.
o Capacitive touch display design and manufacturing.
o Manufacturing test flows, plans and negative path testing to ensure product quality.
o Debugging failure modes and performing root cause analysis of electronic products.
o Bench evaluation and bring-up of consumer products.
o Mentoring a team of electrical engineers in the interaction of architecture, design, test and manufacturing.
o Demonstrating understanding of the problem and solutions through the analysis, review and debug of new and existing systems.
o Independently performing characterization, data analysis, providing conclusions and generating actionable reports.
o Both common and more complex test equipment and methodologies in use.
o Developing system level diagnostics from system verification environments and deploying tools and debug guides for high volume manufacturing environments.
o Understands entire product development and manufacturing processes related to high volume consumer electronics.


o BS in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (MS preferred).
o A solid understanding of core engineering principles (electrical, mechanical, materials), circuit design and analysis are required.
o Eight to ten years of experience of designing, implementing, or validating hardware products of medium to hiplexity.
o Understands entire product development and manufacturing processes related to high volume consumer electronics.
o Familiarity with PC, embedded system architectures hardware and software is a significant plus.
o Knowledge of typical PC interfaces such as SATA, PCIe, DDR, Ethernet, HDMI, etc.
o Strong communication skills and must be able to clearly express technical concepts in verbal and written forms.
o This position will be located in Redmond, Washington; however, some overseas 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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