Senior Mechanical Engineer Decoration Specialist, Microsoft Devices Group in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior Mechanical Engineer Decoration Specialist
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedJanuary 6, 2015
Open Positions1

The XBOX team within Microsoft Devices envisions, creates and manufactures the award winning XBOX gaming and entertainment platform. The team that revolutionized the gaming and entertainment world by designing and delivering the XBOX ONE Kinect and Accessories is a progressive, diverse, and exceptionally creative group of professionals. We pride ourselves on a high energy, high impact work environment that empowers everyone to do their very best work.

The XBOX Kinect and Accessories Development Team is looking for an experienced and creative mechanical engineer who has a proven track record of developing complex high volume consumer products.

As a successful candidate, you will be a contributor to system-level and sub-system mechanical designs through fast-paced product development cycles. A strong mix of technical breadth and vision allow you to work cross-functionally to tie electronics, software and mechanical assemblies into compelling consumer experiences. You are highly motivated and enjoy bringing technical and tactical leadership to cross-disciplinary teams.

Your work experience includes a minimum of 7 to 10 years of mechanical product design, with at least seven years in the area of consumer electronics. This includes designing parts for a wide variety of mid to high volume manufacturing processes such as injection molding, die casting, stamping/forming and machining. A track record of innovation and experience in selecting material and components to achieve cost targets is desired. The establishment of specifications and written test plans, including the development of test procedures to verify your mechanical designs are integral to the position.

Additional responsibilities include project management of outside development partners, mechanical support for production qualification and ongoing process enhancements through part and process consolidation, technology integration, component price negotiations, injection mold and metal stamping tool qualification.

Excellent communication skill is required and international travel to support design and manufacturing activities is required.

Qualification Summary:
B.S. Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree or experience level.
Seven to ten years of mechanical product development experience, with at least five years working with decoration of parts for mid to high-volume consumer electronic devices.
Extensive experience working with global paint suppliers on paint development and paint qualification on various plastic substrates
Direct and extensive experience in a wide range of plastic and metal decoration techniques including pad printing, NCVM, PVD, laser etching, hot stamping, anodizing, painting, ED Coatings, anti-fingerprint coatings.
Experience and knowledge of decoration techniques and their effects on RF performance
Thorough knowledge of suppliers and processes for color matching plastic resins
Deep knowledge of decoration dependencies on manufacturing processes of substrates (Injection molding, Stamping, MIM, Extrusion)
Excellent understanding of reliability requirements and tests associated with qualification of decorative finishes
Demonstrated experience in integrating with cross functional groups including manufacturing, Electrical Engineering, test, reliability, quality, ID-CMF, and compliance.
Proven ability to apply critical thinking in complex situations.
Project lead experience (using internal or external contract design resources) on at least two consumer electronics products that successfully reached volume production. Proven ability to deliver projects on-time and adherence to deadlines.
Expert know-how with a common engineering CAD package (Creo, Pro/Engineer, or equivalent).

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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