Senior Optical Engineer, Microsoft Devices Group on the Microsoft Health/Microsoft Band product in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior Optical Engineer
CategoryHardware engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
ProductMicrosoft Health/Microsoft Band
Date AddedMarch 4, 2015
Open Positions1

Do you want to be a part of Microsoft's next generation devices and services? Have a desire to bring your customer focus and technical expertise to an exciting and growing business at Microsoft? Come join the Personal Devices Group! The same team that brought you Microsoft Health and Microsoft Band.

We are looking for a highly-motivated Senior Optical Design Engineer with a proven track record to come help us define, develop, and light up innovative experiences in a new and exciting space for Microsoft.

Specifically, this position is focused on designing, building, and verification optical systems to enable and enhance our sensor capabilities.

These responsibilities include the following;

-Designs compact optical systems with specific characteristics to fit within specified physical limits of a particular product design:

-Determines specifications for operations and makes adjustments to calibrate and obtain specified operational performance.

-Determines proper operation of optical system and makes adjustments to perfect system.

-Designs mounts for components to hold them in proper planes in relation to each other and instrument in which they will be used.

-Designs inspection instruments to test optical systems for defects, such as aberrations and deviations.

-Be able to collaborate with Electrical and Mechanical Engineering to develop overall design of final product.

-It is an EXCITING time in our group, and you will be part of our start-up minded family that is creating the next big thing.

-You must have a strong desire, passion, and ability to understand consumer needs and a willingness to develop holistic product solutions that delight our customers and exceed their expectations.

-You should also have an understanding of consumer electronics, the infotainment industry, and an unyielding passion for creating a product that customer's fall in love with.

-MS or Ph.D. in Physics or Optical Engineering (5+ years)
-Experience in designing lens, interferometry, construction, and optical materials
-Proven experience in complex cross-group, cross-disciplinary projects
-Technical savvy. Know how to solve the hard problems
-Ability to deal with ambiguity, prioritize multiple strategic and tactical options, and drive issues to closure
-Experience with consumer electronics development life cycles
-Ability to work independently and drive issues to closure
-Ability to work cross functionally and collaborate with partner teams within and outside the organization
-Excellent written & oral communication skills

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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