Senior Optics Process Engineer - Microsoft Devices Group - Hardware (), (Not Group Specific) in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior Optics Process Engineer - Microsoft Devices Group - Hardware ()
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
Division(Not Group Specific)
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

Microsoft Hardware is continuing to revolutionize consumer electronic devices. The team that incubated Kinect and profoundly redefined the way people interact with technology is forming a product development team to change the world again! We are growing team of experienced device product developers, working in a startup environment on redefining experiences with epic technology innovation.

We are developing ground-breaking hardware, software and experiences across computer vision, machine learning, human-computer interaction, and image and video processing, networking and graphics. We will transform our ideas into reality through shipping a first-to-market product.

We are looking for a Senior Optics Process Engineer to be a part of our team.

The successful candidate will develop, characterize, and stabilize micro-optics fabrication processes used for the production of display components. Processes include traditional photo, etch, wafer replication and bond technologies as well as less common micromachining methods.

Responsibilities include:
- Transfer process and tooling from equipment vendor to high volume manufacture in Asia.
- Work with product development teams to translate new product specifications into manufacturable designs
- Develop new processes and tooling capabilities to support current and next generation product development
- Develop and improve methods to measure and evaluate micro-optics processes and features
- Define specification linkages between process, product, and test throughout the development cycle
- Apply statistical process control (SPC) methodologies to monitor and improve production processes
- Optimize fab processes for quality and yield

- Graduate degree in engineering or physical sciences (ChemE, Chemistry, MatSci, Physics, EE, ME) with a research topic related to micro-optics, MEMS or microfabrication
- At least 7 years of expertise in the following areas: Clean-room experience, Si etch, thin film deposition, photolithography, DOE, Data analysis, project planning
- Demonstrated working knowledge of engineering fundamentals
- Ability to creatively solve problems in a fast-paced product development environment
- Ability to work & effectively interact (remotely, as needed) with team members from other disciplines, projects, organizations, cultures & companies
- Demonstrated leadership, teamwork/interpersonal, communication and technical skills
- Resourceful, creative and flexible
- Strong written and spoken communication skills
- Fluency in English
- Ability to travel internationally

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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