Senior Technical Program Manager - Xbox, Microsoft Devices Group in Redmond, WA


TitleSenior Technical Program Manager - Xbox
CategoryHardware engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedMarch 10, 2015
Open Positions2

The XBOX team within Microsoft Devices envisions, creates and manufactures the award winning XBOX gaming and entertainment platform. The team that revolutionized the gaming and entertainment world by designing and delivering the XBOX ONE Kinect and Accessories is a progressive, diverse, and exceptionally creative group of professionals. We pride ourselves on a high energy, high impact work environment that empowers everyone to do their very best work.

The Xbox Devices Team is looking for an experienced technical Program Manager who has a proven track record of leading multi-disciplinary teams in the development of innovative consumer devices. Are you up for the challenge?

As a senior program manager, you are responsible for leading a cross-functional engineering team of Electrical, Mechanical, Audio, Optical, Firmware, Test, Operations, etc. from initial concept to high volume production. At the same time, you are challenged to meet program goals for product performance, quality, safety/compliance regulatory requirements, product cost, schedule, and development budget. You are also responsible for coordination with Product Planning, Marketing, Usability Specialists, Manufacturing, Reliability, Quality, and Engineering to define the product, solidify the business case, and author the product specifications.

Our definition of program management is one of the most comprehensive, most complex, and most challenging in the industry. You are held accountable to every element of the program. Are you ready?

Primary responsibilities include:
- Define and manage the Product development plan.
- Manage and execute the program to deliver in spec, on schedule, under budget, a safe, reliable, compliant, high-quality, secure product for mass production
- Team leadership and collaboration of cross functional and cross-organizational product development team.
- Applying best practices and formal processes of Program management and Engineering Excellence.
- Create statement of work and manage development partners & contract manufacturers.
- Lead component and supplier selection and qualification, including contract negotiation and supplier management.
- Organize, present, and document technical and program reviews/status to Senior Management.
- Develop and protect intellectual property.
- Organize and lead development builds at the contract manufacturers.
- Explore and understand competitive landscape in both product and business terms.
- Domestic and international travel required.

Qualifications:
- 8+ years program management experience for hardware products in a fast paced environment.
- Full Program management responsibility for at least five significant delivered-to-market product development cycles in high volume, consumer products industries.
- Demonstrated leadership in working throuplex problems in a multi-disciplinary environment.
- BS/MS Electrical or Mechanical Engineering degree.
- Technical background in product development.
- Familiarity with broad range of technologies such as USB, Video, Audio, Wi-Fi, Optics, ASICs, etc...
- Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and collaboration skills.
- Experience with team building, collaboration, and managing resources.
- Self-motivated, results driven, risks cognizant
- Experience working independently and as part of a team to solve difficult technical, quality, cost, and schedule challenges
- Firm comprehension of consumer electronics technologies and landscape

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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The XBOX team within Microsoft Devices envisions, creates and manufactures the award winning XBOX gaming and entertainment platform. The team that revolutionized the gaming and entertainment world by designing and delivering the XBOX ONE Kinect and Accessories is a progressive, diverse, and exceptionally creative group of professionals. We pride ourselves on a high energy, high impact work environment that empowers everyone to do their very best work.

The Xbox Devices Team is looking for an experienced technical Program Manager who has a proven track record of leading multi-disciplinary teams in the development of innovative consumer devices. Are you up for the challenge?

As a senior program manager, you are responsible for leading a cross-functional engineering team of Electrical, Mechanical, Audio, Optical, Firmware, Test, Operations, etc. from initial concept to high volume production. At the same time, you are challenged to meet program goals for product performance, quality, safety/compliance regulatory requirements, product cost, schedule, and development budget. You are also responsible for coordination with Product Planning, Marketing, Usability Specialists, Manufacturing, Reliability, Quality, and Engineering to define the product, solidify the business case, and author the product specifications.

Our definition of program management is one of the most comprehensive, most complex, and most challenging in the industry. You are held accountable to every element of the program. Are you ready?

Primary responsibilities include:
- Define and manage the Product development plan.
- Manage and execute the program to deliver in spec, on schedule, under budget, a safe, reliable, compliant, high-quality, secure product for mass production
- Team leadership and collaboration of cross functional and cross-organizational product development team.
- Applying best practices and formal processes of Program management and Engineering Excellence.
- Create statement of work and manage development partners & contract manufacturers.
- Lead component and supplier selection and qualification, including contract negotiation and supplier management.
- Organize, present, and document technical and program reviews/status to Senior Management.
- Develop and protect intellectual property.
- Organize and lead development builds at the contract manufacturers.
- Explore and understand competitive landscape in both product and business terms.
- Domestic and international travel 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.
Apply for this job at Microsoft