Signal Integrity Test Engineer - Microsoft Devices Group - Hardware () in Redmond, WA

TitleSignal Integrity Test Engineer - Microsoft Devices Group - Hardware ()
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

This skilled engineer will provide a key function for the Signal Integrity team through definitive SI test expertise and will be responsible for an exciting, cutting-edge family of products. Additionally, this detail-oriented engineer will prepare and schedule test programs.

Primary responsibilities include performing Signal Integrity test procedures required for the high-speed bus standards on each product. This includes determining the correct test setup and measurements required, ensuring that the tests are performed correctly, testing the product and completing the necessary paperwork, selecting and maintaining test equipment. Other responsibilities include establishing, implementing, coordinating and executing Signal Integrity test plans throughout the development cycle of a product, tracking the new developments in the industry with respect to SI compliance requirements and maintaining documentation.

The ideal candidate should have a BS degree, and 3+ years of high-volume consumer electronics experience as a Signal Integrity test engineer. The candidate should have a working knowledge of high-speed design and RF principles. The candidate should have the ability to develop SI test plans, analyze SI test data, write SI test specifications/procedures and interpret SI standards for different interfaces. Ability to work with ambiguities is a must. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to seamlessly work across groups and at all levels.

You must have:
- Experience with High Bandwidth scope measurements
- Understanding of high-speed signal interface standards such as DDR3, USB2/3, DP, HDMI, SATA, etc.
- Experience with the VNA measurements
- Experience of board probing station for VNA measurements
- Understanding and experience with TDR measurements
- A team orientation with superior interpersonal awareness
- Excellent written communication and presentation skills
- Ability to simultaneously manage multiple complex projects
- Excellent problem solving techniques
- Strong organization and documentation abilities
- Strong cross-functional and collaborative team skills
- Ability to effectively define world-class processes in specifications and procedures

- Working productively and seamlessly as a member of a skilled team of Signal Integrity design and test professionals
- Developing test procedures for Signal Integrity testing
- Creating test plans and performing tests as per industry standards
- Writing test reports
- Maintaining suitable test equipment
- Tracking the new developments in the high speed industry with respect to Signal Integrity compliance requirements

- PDN measurements with VNA and scope
- Experience with BERT and Logic Analyzer
- Experience with Agilent's PLTS software
- Experience with Signal Integrity simulation software

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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