Mechanical Engineer II

Redmond, WA, United States
Main Location
Redmond, WA, United States
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Microsoft devices are redefining the way people see the world and how they get things done. This business is growing quickly and creating fans around the world. To ensure our customers have great experiences with our devices, we are reinventing the way people interact with Microsoft devices – Surface, Surface Hub, HoloLens, Xbox and new devices categories. This is a unique experience to be part of transforming the way we help customers and developing a new business.


We are looking for multiple Mechanical Engineers (Early to Senior level career stage) within a cross product engineering team to support all Microsoft Devices development. We have multiple roles including Design, Lab, Test, Infrastructure, Processes and Services. Candidate should be self-motivated, customer focused, analytical, data driven, results oriented and highly collaborative under team environment.



Roles and Responsibilities:

We have multiple roles for Mechanical Engineers with responsibilities in one or many of the below areas,

  • Use a system engineering approach of discovery, focusing on early testing and investigations with internal stakeholders to deliver sound data and innovative ideas.
  • Work closely with others to build and modify prototypes, design and perform testing, and provide potential solutions in support of the product development.
  • Design and use testing machines and fixtures to provide fast feedback to various stakeholders.
  • Drive engineering rigor among development teams to establish world class standards and processes to deliver consistency across the Devices organization.
  • Engage and align key stakeholders and process owners to drive component reuse across multiple products.
  • Lead centralized MCAD library support to all product design teams within Microsoft.
  • Synthesize component requirements, create new 3D CAD design and review existing CAD geometry for accuracy and update as needed.
  • Deliver detailed Engineering drawings for complex parts.
  • Create and maintain mechanical engineering BOM.
  • Identify and lead process improvement opportunities to drive efficiency in our product development lifecycle.



Candidate Requirements:


The ideal candidate will possess the following skills/experience.


Note: Engineering Depth and Experience on Senior level role will be significantly higher than the Early / Mid in career level role.


Minimum Requirement:

  • B.S. Mechanical engineering.
  • 2+ years of experience working as a mechanical engineer.



Desired Skills and qualification: (One or many of these skills apply to relevant roles.)

  • Able to Multi-task, be a self-starter, work under pressure and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity/uncertainty and a willingness to try new/challenging things.
  • Ability to coach and mentor others as well as take direct action.
  • Identifies improvements in the design of major component assemblies or program areas for a product group, based on customer or partner feedback.
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder / program management skills.
  • Highly capable in synthesizing complex requirements, resolving competing requirements, resolving conflicts and drive clear direction for the team and for the organization.
  • Prior experience working on High Volume Mfg. product development is highly preferred.
  • M.S. in related engineering discipline preferred for certain roles.
  • 3+ years of experience using Creo or other 3D Modelling tools is desired.
  • Having experience doing Mechanical Drafting work is desired.
  • Having prior experience doing ECAD-MCAD work is a plus.
  • Knowledge of mechanical tolerance analysis and Design of Experimentation (DOE) techniques.
  • Ability to drive world class MCAD infrastructure while staying on top of industry trends and cutting-edge technology adoption.
  • Self-motivated to engage and influence the target audience with clarity and persuasiveness. Builds plans that consider potential obstacles and immediate and long-term consequences. 
  • Good understanding of BOM tracking and BOM Management is a plus.
  • Having prior knowledge and/or experience in performing engineering simulation & analysis is a plus.
  • 3+ years of experience on using PDMLink or equivalent Design Data Management tool is a plus.



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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