Senior Mechanical Engineer, Microsoft Devices Group on the Microsoft Surface product in Redmond, WA


TitleSenior Mechanical Engineer
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
ProductMicrosoft Surface
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

About Us:
Are you passionate about building cool devices and technologies? The Surface Team focuses on lighting up Microsoft experiences with touch first computing. A fundamental part of our strategy is having desirable and powerful devices that enable the experiences people want, and elicit their excitement. Creating these devices involves a close partnership between hardware and software engineers, designers, and manufacturing. We are currently building the next generation and Surface needs you!

Role & Opportunity:

We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer who is charged-up by leading system-level and sub-system designs through fast-paced product development cycles. A strong mix of technical breadth and vision allow you to work cross-functionally to tie mechanical assemblies, optics, electronics and software and into compelling experiences. You are highly motivated and enjoy bringing technical and tactical leadership to cross-disciplinary teams.

Your work experience includes a minimum of seven years of mechanical product design, with at least five years in the area of medium to high volume electronics. This includes designing mechanical parts and assemblies for manufacture. You are knowledgeable of the material properties of various plastic resins and metals. You have experience in both tolerance analysis and CAD design and you have demonstrated the ability to deliver a solution to the customer's need through your design.

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 designs are integral to the position.

An ability to manage projects and design rigor against development timeline needs is required, and your excellent communication skills allow you to work seamlessly with teams across various engineering functions and geographies. As such, you are willing to travel internationally at times to support design and manufacturing activities. You must be able to work well with international contract manufacturers.

Qualification Summary:

B.S. Mechanical engineering, M.S. or PhD in related engineering discipline preferred.

Seven years of product development experience, with at least five years designing assemblies for medium or high volume electronic devices.

Strong understanding of injection molding / plastic part design

Experience in metal part design and CNC machining

Knowledge of mechanical tolerance analysis and Designed Experiment Techniques.

Experience in the design of complex assemblies on at least two electronics product or subsystem that successfully reached volume production.

Know-how with a common engineering CAD package (ProE a plus).

Experience with thermal management and electronics cooling a plus.

Experience with mechanisms preferred.
Understanding of touch display architecture and experience in mechanical integration of touch displays into electronics products that successfully reached volume production preferred.
Understanding of and experience with PCBA mechanical interface definition and power supplies preferred.

Basic understanding of RF related to mechanical integration a plus.

Some domestic and international travel experience 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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