Senior MECHANICAL ENGINEER, Technology and Research in Redmond, WA


TitleSenior MECHANICAL ENGINEER
CategoryHardware engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionTechnology and Research
Date AddedJanuary 22, 2015
Open Positions1

Your body is a machine (we thought that might catch your eye), and like other machines, you need consistent maintenance, constant monitoring, periodic debugging, and the occasional upgrade. Here at Microsoft Research, we're leveraging our expertise in sensors, wearables, and data science, to create health technologies and grow new businesses that fundamentally improve the way we do healthcare and save lives.

We are set up to combine the best properties of a small startup company and a large multinational corporation, and are in search of a mechanical engineer deeply skilled at your craft, who thrives in creatively navigating risky and uncertain environments, and who craves the fast moving, full contact, rough and tumble research, development, and business creation cycle. We expect that you are extremely impatient and that you always prefer acting over deliberating, but are also an ardent perfectionist who will stop at nothing short of awesome. You'll be working within a very tight team, so as independent as you are, it's important to us that you play well with others and are ready for some serious fun. Finally, you should be able to see into the future (or at least be willing to intelligently guess at it).

We invite you to show us how you satisfy the above and below qualifications (or convince us why some of it doesn't matter):

Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering (or related field). Advanced degree (MS or PhD) a strong bonus.

7+ years of product development experience, ideally with health, wearables, and/or consumer devices. Experience with small, complex, and flexible assemblies and work on electronics products in volume production a bonus. Startup/entrepreneurial experience a bonus.

Able to quickly take ideas from concept to prototype, and then to plan, develop, implement, verify and support in production.

Ability to think outside the box and create innovative electrical solutions and to learn new skills where necessary.

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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