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Mechanical Engineer

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Microsoft Corporation

Fort Collins, CO

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Mechanical Engineer

Microsoft Hardware is continuing to develop exciting consumer electronic devices. We are a growing team developing ground-breaking hardware, software and experiences across computer vision, machine learning, human-computer interaction, image and video processing. We are looking for an entry-level mechanical engineer with an interest in cameras and inertial motion sensing to work on the HoloLens sensor design team.

Job Description:

Create 2D detailed part and assembly drawings using best practice specification call-outs in understandable and achievable requirements.

Capture complex 3D design intent in geometries that represent various process capabilities.

Use CAD database management tools, including procedures for check-in, check-out, revision control, family parts, file naming, and back-ups.

Assist in designing and executing functional test plans, including design and specification of test apparatus components, characterization of test capabilities and limitations, and execution of testing.

Assist in assembly of prototypes and fixtures, including CNC machining, soldering, press-fitting, etc.

Follow industry standard manufacturing processes and their associated tolerances, costs, material selections, life-cycles, and lead-times.

Develop existing data analysis capabilities to be able to process part measurement or performance data with Cpk, Ppk, and run-charts, be able to analyze DOE results and conduct Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) tests and conduct and interpret Guage R & R results.

Develop existing simulation analysis capabilities, being able to properly build and run finite element and finite difference and models with appropriate boundary conditions to simulate stress and thermal performance.

Develop understanding of part design and feature limitations associated with molding slides, pull directions, gate locations, ejector pin locations, and draft angles.

Develop ability to design custom parts and assemblies with best practice methods of meeting requirements of optical and electrical components.

Basic Qualifications:

- BSME or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

- As this is an entry-level position, we expect these skills to grow in the job.

- Some experience with ME CAD tools.

- Some experience with Finite Element Analysis.

- Ability to assemble of prototypes and fixtures, including CNC machining, soldering, press-fitting, Etc.

- Familiarity with basic camera concepts like depth of field, focal length, geometric distortion, MTF.

- Ability to work with cross-functional team members to meet their internal customer requirements while communicating limitations and needs of the mechanical design in a cooperative, easy to understand, and accurate manner.

- Strong lab skills in validation and data processing of mechanical tests and develop test tools

- Willing to travel up to 20%

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated engineer able to quickly learn and understand high level requirements as well as changing inputs to design products. We are a rich, cross-discipline team, and the candidate should be able to work well with optical, electrical, mechanical and software engineers.

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to **********************.

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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, and hardware devices. Its Windows division offers Windows operating system; Windows Services suite of applications and Web services, including and SkyDrive; Surface RT and Pro devices; and PC accessories. The company’s Server and Tools division provides server software, cloud-based services, and solutions; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. Its products include Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, System Center products, Microsoft consulting services, and Premier product support services. The company’s Online Services division offers online information and content, including Bing, Bing Ads, and MSN. Its Microsoft Business division provides software and online services, such as Microsoft Office system consisting of Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Yammer, and Microsoft Office project and office Visio; and Microsoft Dynamics business solutions, including Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Dynamics CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps and Microsoft Office 365, which are online service offerings. The company’s Entertainment and Devices division offers products and services designed to entertain and connect people. Its products include Xbox entertainment platform, including Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, and Xbox 360 accessories; Xbox LIVE; Skype; and Windows Phone. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as online. It has a strategic partnership with DocuSign, Inc. and Ooyala. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

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