The Xbox One X beats every console out there in terms of hardware, but Microsoft is looking to further drive innovation. In a job listing, the company seeks a senior electrical engineer to lead DRAM solutions on the Xbox team.
“Our teams ship tens of millions of hardware products every year including the Xbox One X, Xbox One S, a full accessories lineup, and more. Microsoft is the destination for the brightest minds in gaming device design. Come be part of what’s next,” says the opening.
It emphasizes the need for an engineer with experience in DRAM, including DDR3, GDDR5, GDDR6, and future technology. The candidate in question will be the primary focal point for memory solutions on both current and future Xbox projects, balancing performance, reliability, and cost.
The Next Xbox
“Integration includes defining the system requirements for each memory technology, creating specifications, working within an internal team, partner teams and external vendors to identify specific components that meet the requirements and then completing a characterization, qualification and validation of the chosen technology,” it explains.
Naturally, it’s a high requirement job. Microsoft is seeking someone with over 7 years experience, a BS or MS in electrical engineering, knowledge of Six Sigma methodologies. They’ll have to travel both domestically and internationally, working with vendors and ensuring milestones are met.
Unfortunately, there aren’t many details on what Xbox’s next venture will be. The Xbox One X features 12GB of GDDR5 RAM, so it’s likely the next console will look to build on that with GDDR6 and better performance. Whatever the case, more staff can only be a good thing.