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Microsoft Corporation Electrical Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Are you passionate about building cool devices and technologies? Microsoft Surface team focuses on building devices that fully express the Windows vision. A fundamental part of our strategy is having desirable and powerful devices that enable the experiences people want, and illicit their experiment. Creating these devices involves a close partnership between hardware and software engineers, designers, and manufacturing. We are currently building the next generation and Surface needs you!



The Microsoft Surface team is seeking qualified candidates for electrical engineering positions in the design verification team. You will be responsible for the design verification, characterization, tuning and qualification of the main boards high speed system buses for different surface devices. You will develop comprehensive verification and characterization strategies, tools and plans that bridge high level use case to product architecture design to effectively and systematically reveal and screen out defects. Part of your role will be to provide critical analysis of data and to drive the right solutions, design changes, optimizations and trade off in the context of business priorities. On a frequent basis, you will create and introduce innovative test techniques, tools, and methods to ensure robust product qualification as well as a deep understanding of the ways the products in general and your area of ownership is used. You will also lead test strategy discussions, develop test methodologies and plans, execute test procedures, and project manage qualification cycles. This position involves working closely with other electrical engineers, Mechanical Engineers, software engineers, hardware verification engineers, manufacturing test engineers and program managers.


  • BS/MS electrical engineering or similar with more than 6 years of experience designing, developing, and testing hardware for high volume consumer electronics.

  • Systems engineering coupled with excellent bring up hardware debugging and failure analysis.

  • Experience with five or more of interfaces and areas below:

  • PCIe

  • USB

  • MiPi

  • USB-C

  • DP

  • Thunderbolt

  • I2C

  • SPI

  • Crystal

  • Impedance

  • Memory

  • Power Delivery

  • Specific compliance and compatibility testing with most of these interfaces is a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to design comprehensive verification strategies with supporting documentation including test plans, procedures, and reports.

  • Strong communication skills required, including the ability to clearly express technical concepts in verbal and written forms.

  • Must be able to plan work, and work to a plan adapting as necessary in a rapidly evolving environment.

  • Enthusiastic, motivated, and self-driven.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form ( .

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