Product Safety Director, Compliance Devices
Redmond , Washington
December 17, 2017
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Role & Opportunity:

The Microsoft Windows and Devices Group is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Director of Product Safety & Energy Compliance who can maintain our strong commitment to product safety in a world of rapidly evolving technologies.

The ideal candidate is a high achiever with a proven track record of ensuring that innovative electronics are safe and compliant without sacrificing cutting edge functionality. A vision of a world-class product safety program and the program skills to carry it through is a must.

This is a senior level position leading the team responsible for:

• Proving compliance with all applicable safety standards

• Accurately predicting our products will be used and misused and Identifying Safety-Critical components and systems associated with those predictions

• Guiding product design to effectively eliminate or mitigate hazards across a broad scope of uses

• Working with great teams and global certification bodies to deliver regulatory approvals on time and on budget for markets throughout the world, concentrating on designing-in compliance, cost-effective problem-solving and cross-functional team dynamics

•Running an end to end Product Safety Management System


• Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal skills

•Able to present to Executive Management

•Able to achieve success through partnering with multiple teams on a cross-functional scale

•Expert-level knowledge of the product safety regulatory system

•Experience with international product safety standards

•Experience in working with third-party test labs

•Demonstrated successful and progressive leadership experience

• Expert-level knowledge of forensic safety and hazard-based analysis

•Able to manage a team of 7+ professionals -- inspire, and develop their careers

•Understands when to escalate issues in a timely fashion

•Adept at communicating difficult or sensitive information effectively

•Committed to maintaining a team culture, which emphasizes a growth mindset and serious fun at work


•Minimum of Master’s Degree in Engineering (BS Electrical, Mechanical or Human Factors Engineering).

•A minimum of 10 years of engineering compliance management with proven success in identifying and solving issues not addressed in minimum product safety and energy standards

•Demonstrated team builder, with experience managing teams (7+ professionals)

Basic Qualifications:

•Minimum of Master’s Degree in Engineering

•10 + years of engineering compliance management


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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