12 May 2016

Full-Time Mechanical CAD & Surfacing Architect-Microsoft

Microsoft – Posted by KazRedmond, Washington, United States

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Sr Mechanical Engineer-Microsoft

Job Description

Mechanical CAD & Surfacing Architect-Microsoft

The MCAD Architect plays a critical role in the Product Development Team. Primary responsibilities include working with Industrial Designers, Mechanical Engineers and our manufacturing partners to develop world-class computer hardware products. For any program that the MCAD Architect is assigned to, his or her primary deliverable is the development and execution of an appropriate Top-Down Design Strategy, and the creation and maintenance of the Industrial Design-Driven Master Model. The CAD tool used for these programs will be Creo Parametric. These programs may include the enhancement of existing products as well as the development of new product designs and concepts.

Mechanical CAD & Surfacing Architect-Microsoft

Mechanical CAD & Surfacing Architect-Microsoft


The MCAD Architect will be responsible for:
Working with the Industrial Design (ID) team, the User Experience (UX) team, the Mechanical Engineering (ME) team and the Advanced Prototype Center (APC) in the development of CAD models ranging from rough concepts and prototypes to final ID Master Models.
Developing a Top-Down Design Strategy that is appropriate for each product, while complying with various CAD Standards to ensure that each program is successful within the MCAD environment.
Acting as a liaison between the ID and ME teams, ensuring that all ID requirements are captured, while helping to resolve ME issues during the development of a product.
Understanding and supporting ME, Tooling and Manufacturing requirements, while protecting ID intent through to production.
Providing the necessary CAD data to the APC to support the development of physical models.
Participating in the creative development of new concepts and the evolution of concepts in development.

Mechanical CAD & Surfacing Architect-Microsoft

Mechanical CAD & Surfacing Architect-Microsoft

Candidate Requirements:

The MCAD Architect will be an intelligent, reliable and competent individual, who works well in a diverse team environment. He or she will be self-motivated, self-confident, and entrepreneurial, and attracted to the challenging opportunities available within a rapidly growing environment. He or she will possess strong written and verbal communication skills. He or she will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, highly creative environment.

Mechanical CAD & Surfacing Architect-Microsoft

Mechanical CAD & Surfacing Architect-Microsoft

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills/experience:

An advanced understanding of the Creo Parametric CAD software, including top-down design expertise and familiarity with complex surfacing techniques.
5+ years of industry experience in the development of Class-A surface models using Pro/Engineer or Creo Parametric CAD software
5+ years of industry experience working 1:1 with Industrial Designers and Mechanical Engineers in the “Art-To-Part” process.
Technical experience with the mechanical engineering, tooling, and manufacturing of consumer products.
Familiarity with large-scale CAD data management. Experience with Intralink or PDMLink is a plus.
A record of being well-organized, particularly with regards to managing the CAD data created while pursuing multiple design development paths.
The ability, availability and commitment to meet tight design schedules.
Familiarity with rapid prototyping. Experience with 3D printing and CNC model development is a plus.
A degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design or a related field is highly desired. However, candidates who lack a degree but are otherwise well-suited to the role will be considered.


How to Apply

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.


Job Categories: 2D CAD, 3D CAD, 3D Design & Architect, 3D Modeling, 3D Surfacing, Brainstorming, Concept Development, Consumer Durables, Creo, Design, Design Engineer, Design Researcher, Detail Drafting, Digital Sculptor, Drafter, Engineering, FEA, Industrial Design, Mechanical Design, Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Other, Plastics, Product Design, Product Development, Product Engineer, Production Engineer, ProE, Prototyping, R&D, Rapid Prototyping, Rendering, Research and Design, UI/UX, and User Experience. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 3D modeling, careers, Creo, creo jobs, and jobs. Salary: DOE.

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