Senior Hardware Design Verification Engineer Personal Devices, Microsoft Devices Group in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior Hardware Design Verification Engineer Personal Devices
CategoryHardware engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

We are looking for candidates with strong Electrical Engineering fundamentals with design and/or design verification experience. The successful candidate will be a strong communicator, be creative, think critically, and able to analyze & distill complex issues.

-Responsible for the design verification and qualification of consumer electronics products (hardware, firmware and software)
-Help lead test strategy discussions, develop comprehensive test methodologies, plans & test cases to ensure all performance metrics meet product architecture/design requirements
- Execute test procedures and debug proof of concepts or early engineering units
- Provide leadership and direction to other Design Verification Engineers and Technicians and ensure the execution of testing and test plans are completed to the highest level of quality
- Provide critical analysis and completed summaries of test data and performance metrics driving the right solutions, design changes, and bug fixes that meet the customer experience goals
- Develop innovative test methods to ensure robust product qualification with fixtures and tools for automation, stress testing, performance, design margin and corner case variations
- Provide critical performance data and use statistical data analysis techniques to set product test requirements and limits


- Minimum BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar field. MS preferred
- 6-12 years' experience with design and verification testing of consumer electronics hardware and firmware at component, sub-system and system level
- Experience with the full product life-cycle (Concept, Specification, Design, Verification, Manufacturing & Sustaining)
- Knowledge of device architectures & performance metrics for consumer electronics devices
- Demonstrated ability to create comprehensive test strategies and plans based on design specs
- Experience in hardware bring-up, characterization and failure analysis
- Ability to develop test plans, procedures, and reports with concise summaries, graphs or charts
- Experience developing complex test systems and automation using common test equipment
- Ability to organize, analyze, summarize and present large sets of test result data
- Project management skills plan and own assigned test areas, deliverables and schedules
- Strong communication skills to clearly express technical concepts in verbal and written forms
- Aptitude to plan work and execute efficiently while adapting as necessary in a rapidly evolving environment with minimal direction with strong organization
- Able to work closely with Electrical, Industrial, Hardware, Software, Component, Reliability, Manufacturing and Compliance Engineers as well as Program Managers
- Experience with high volume manufacturing, reliability, mechanical engineering, or end user system level product testing
- Enthusiastic, motivated, self-driven, and reliable with strong work ethics and interpersonal skills

Desired Experience:

- Experience with accelerated and environmental testing
- Experience with statistical analysis techniques and DOE (Design of Experiments)
- Experience running CAD tools for Circuit Simulation for design, modeling and analysis
- Domestic and International travel may 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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