Senior Product Quality Manager, Microsoft Devices Group in Redmond, WA


TitleSenior Product Quality Manager
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedJanuary 6, 2015
Open Positions1

The Sr. New Product Quality Engineer works as part of the new Product Development process and provides quality engineering activities during Design and Product launch. The suitable candidate needs to be a subject matter expert on all quality aspects of product development, manufacturing, technology and associated verification and validation process. He/She will provide assurance that New Product Quality Readiness is in place for both the product design and the supply chain.

Job Responsibilities:

The right candidate will be working closely with the Product Development Groups to assure that new designs are demonstrating readiness and are meeting product requirements/specifications. He/She will be responsible for supplier and manufacturing readiness and in compliance with the Quality System.

This role will include:

- Defining and leading the end to end product quality strategy
- Leading focus efforts with technical groups to review and revise specifications based on design and/or process changes
- Supports root cause analysis in the implementation of corrective actions
- Establishes quality inspection processes and supports quality activities to ensure that products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system.
- Supports internal/external audits and vendor qualification, including closing out audit findings and determining proper corrective and preventive actions
- Responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the overall testing activities of quality functions in support of product development and in accordance with the quality system
- Collaborate on and /or author policies and procedures and act as a trainer / subject matter expert on applicable quality systems, standards or business processes (as required)
- Notify Management of potential quality or regulatory issues that may affect product quality or regulatory compliance
- Drive root cause analysis in the implementation of corrective actions

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

- BS/MS degree in an Engineering discipline.
- 7+ years of experience in a Technical Engineering/Quality Engineering role for a Technology/High Tech Company
- Quality Engineer certification (ASQ) recommended
- Experience leading and working with global teams through end-to-end projects
- Able to educate & influence teams and organization on Design, Controls, and related topics
- Demonstrated capability of applying risk management concepts and tools
- Understanding of the consumer electronics industry
- Hands on expertise in one or more areas including device/component development, Consumer Electronic product development, and high volume manufacturing.
- Well-developed teamwork and collaboration skills and ability to communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing. Experience working in a global environment is a plus.
- Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills including hands on working experience with tools Six Sigma / DMAIC is preferred

Travel required is approximately 20 - 40% +

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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