Microsoft seeks engineers for next-gen Xbox, teases GDDR6

Microsoft teases the next-gen Xbox, is looking for engineers while mentioning GDDR6 technology.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Apr 19 2018 10:40 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:18 PM CDT

It looks like we can expect some truly next-gen technology inside of the next-gen Xbox consolef rom Microsoft, with the company expanding its team and looking for an engineer to lead their DRAM solutions for Xbox console hardware development for current, and future Xbox projects.

Microsoft seeks engineers for next-gen Xbox, teases GDDR6 | TweakTown.com

Microsoft has a new job opening for a senior electrical engineer/DRAM memory lead that has a "solid understanding of core engineering principles" and a "deep understanding of current DDR3 and GDDR5 technology". The company says that the lead candidate for this position would "will be the primary technical focal point for existing and leading-edge memory technologies on currently shipping and future Xbox design projects".

These memory solutions include DDR3, GDDR5, GDDR6, and even future DRAM technologies. Alright, my tech senses are tingling in all the right ways, guys.

The listing reads: "The focus will be integrating the right memory solutions into the console based on a variety of constraints such as power, cost, reliability, signal integrity and performance requirements. 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".

Not only that, but Microsoft is looking for a new Xbox Storage Architect that would help "lead the storage solutions for the Xbox console hardware development team". This position reads: "Storage solutions include HDD, SSD, and Flash based storage technologies. The successful candidate will be the primary technical focal point for existing and leading-edge storage technologies on currently shipping and future Xbox design projects".

The listing continues: "The focus will be integrating the right storage solutions into the console based on a variety of constraints such as cost, reliability, capacity and performance requirements. Integration includes defining the requirements for each storage technology, creating specifications, working within an internal team and external vendors to identify specific components that meet the requirements and then completing a characterization, qualification and validation of each technology".

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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