Microsoft has put up several listings on their careers@microsoft website looking for staff to help with development of the next-generation Xbox console and its Accessories.
There’s three main listings on the website (via), with all three being Senior leadership positions.
The first is for a Sr. Electrical Engineer Xbox. This candidate is expected to lead the Electrical Development of next generation accessories.
The Xbox Hardware development team is seeking an experienced electrical engineering candidate to lead the electrical development of our next generation accessories. The successful candidate is one who enjoys bringing both technical and tactical expertise to cross-disciplinary teams and is excited about leading system-level and sub-system designs through fast-paced product development cycles. A strong mix of technical breadth and depth will allow you to work cross-functionally with different disciplines (Industrial Design, Mechanical, Electrical, Software and Firmware) to develop compelling innovative products. You will design and develop circuits, select key strategic components and that encompasses the entire product.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a solid understanding of core engineering principles, analytical process, disciplined methodology, superior problem-solving skills, and a passion for developing technologies and products with a broad scope of impact. Experience including contribution to the development of world-class consumer electronic products is desired. Strong technical leadership, communication skills, and a willingness to tackle big challenges are necessary for success in this position.
As a leader on the development team, you will be the point contact for interdisciplinary collaboration and decision making, ensuring other team members are prioritizing deliverables accordingly, and partnering with program management, operations, and external vendors for a successful product launch.
The second is for a Senior Electrical Engineer – Xbox Storage HW Developer tasked for leading development on the console’s storage side for current and future Xbox hardware. The passage hints at Microsoft possibly looking into SSDs as a potential storage option for the next generation Xbox.