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Service Engineer (Store Build And Retrofit)

Microsoft Corporation - Redmond, WA

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The Service Engineer of New Store Deployment and Retrofits is responsible for configuration and installation of the technology installed during New Store Deployments and Retrofits.   This person will work closely with cross functional Retail Services Information Technology teams, outsourced construction vendors, AV vendors, communication carriers, and internal management to ensure the technology being installed in the Microsoft Retail Stores meets high level quality standards.  

This is a hands-on role and may require significant travel (up to 50%) throughout North America and International.   This individual will be required to attend new store builds and retrofits at various stages to validate the quality of the hardware and infrastructure being installed.   The ideal candidate will have previous experience in the retail industry with store build-outs or managed large to medium retrofit projects.

Primary responsibilities will be to validate quality of the following:

-Quality standards of hardware and infrastructure installation

-Server room cable tray layout, installation and grounding, cabinet alignment and orientation

-Inner cabinet hardware, cable management and patch panel front and rear in server room

-Backboard circuit, cell repeater, grounding, power, pathway / cable management and device placement

-UPS Ethernet connection, NIC card install and system verified online and filter exchanged

-Video wall monitor installation and alignment, cable management, AV device placement, content

distribution, color calibration, and J-fixture rack installation

-Theater installation, speakers / sub, Xbox/Kinect, DirecTV

-Access point placement and validation of coverage with network team

-Audio system installation based off drawings and/or engineering bulletins

-AV panel is installed as per drawing and functioning

-Security camera, card access and biometric are located as per drawing and functioning

-People counter is installed and functioning

-Answer Desk POS and cable management

-Living room TV, Xbox and Surface Pro are properly installed and experience is functioning

-Media center installation device placement, monitor installation, speakers, PC and Xbox / Kinect

-Network speed is to specification for both wired and wireless

-Donor antenna, roof plan has been approved, pathway and cabling is install properly and secured on the roof, lightning surge suppression installed, ground cabling

-Breakroom time clock, community monitor and PC are installed and functioning

-Tech room switch, cable management, power management, monitor mounts, cubbie data ports are activated and on the appropriate VLAN

-Remote storage devices are properly installed

-Hardware has been asset tagged

-Mechanical for HVAC Server Room supply / return placement

-Electrical for plan and electrical panel plan for power distribution details

-Telco backboard placement and associated hardware

-Access point placement, speaker install, cable management

-PC's are properly installed and working in the entire store

-Time clock and breakroom event monitor installation

Additional Job Responsibilities:

-Identify training opportunities and organize training interventions to meet quality standards

-Ensure as builds are updated with any changes that were identified

-Assure ongoing vendor compliance with quality and industry regulatory requirements

-Review architectural drawings to gain understanding of store layout

-Document internal audit and other quality assurance activities

-Analyze data to identify areas for improvement

-Review construction drawings to ensure proper LV, AV and Security installation

-Investigate customer complaints and non-conformance issues

-Familiarity with Crestron and Harmon technologies

-Able to work after hours during retrofit deployments and extended stays at location

Necessary Skills & Qualifications

-Must have experience managing large distributed teams of both employees and external vendors

-Must be able to foster a collaborative environment

-Experience in successfully hiring for diversity and balanced skills and retaining strong team

-Must understand low voltage and audio video technology

-Must understand how to scale processes and personnel across multiple locations to maximize effectiveness

-Manages all aspects of large and complex projects throughout the infrastructure and retrofit development project lifecycles including project scope, schedule, resources, quality, costs and change

-Translates project requirements into project objectives and tasks, managing task assignment to project resources and reporting on and managing project scope throughout the lifecycle

-Develops detailed project schedules, resource plans, status reports, budget forecasts and influences the effectiveness of a team that integrates multiple functions/disciplines

-Conducts project meetings, sets and manages business expectations by solving complex issues and changes when appropriate exercising complex Risk, Issue and Change Management best practices

-Interfaces with all areas affected by the project, including end user, services organizations, vendors and implementations partners

-Reviews project deliverables for accuracy and apprises management of issues effecting project status and offers solution to solve the issues

-Ensures satisfactory transfer of custody and control of retrofit upon completion (handoff) and close all project documentation and archive appropriate deliverables

-Experience in driving build and technology cost down

-College degree or equivalent military or work experience

-Agile proficient required

Basic Qualifications:

-6 years of retail store build or related type of experience required

-5 years of PM experience

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 askstaff@microsoft.com

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Location: Redmond, WA

Company Profile:
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 Outlook.com 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.