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Staff Electronics R and D Engineer - Reliability

Milpitas, CA 95035

Posted: 01/23/2023 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Electrical and Electronics Engineers Job Number: 95991

Job Description


The primary responsibility of this individual is to support the execution of R&D product design (NPI) program for our product lines.


The Staff Test Engineer must be a hands-on person with experience in board and system level electronic circuits design testing and troubleshooting including design, setup, programming and operation of test fixtures. Experienced with LabVIEW and other based test tools. Experience with Optics, Lasers, Motors, Motion control, pumps, fluidics & pneumatics systems, optical sensors, pressure and flow sensors is a strong plus. This individual is expected to set up and operate laboratory instruments, design and monitor experiments, make observations, participate in design reviews, perform electronic circuit de-rating, vibration and temperature tests, record and report results and be able to develop conclusions and follow through on resolution. Has good verbal and written communication skills as well as cross-functional skills. The Engineer will help expand the lab capabilities while maintaining current equipment. Adheres to environmental policy, procedures, and supports department environmental objectives. Engages in Credo-based decision-making.


The Staff Engineer, will:
  • Conduct board- and system-level reliability test analysis for electromechanical and electronic circuits and PCBAs in capital medical equipment
  • Design and review electronics/optical and electromechanical test fixtures together with the team and write code
  • Plan, documents and perform reliability bench tests and demonstration testing (RDT)
  • Author and participate in DFR, studies and reports
  • Conduct root cause analysis of reliability problems. Determine physics of failure
  • Drive and review component derating activities
  • Create or participle in FMEAs, HALT, reliability hazard analysis, predictive and preventive maintenance, accelerated testing techniques, and application of statistical analysis with small samples.
  • Prepare and present diagrams, charts, drawings, calculations to support team decisions.
  • Participate in design for reliability efforts, reviews and FRACAS process.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related is required; MS is a plus.


Required skills
  • A minimum of 8 years with electrical design and stress testing experience is required. 12+ years is preferred.
  • Strong experience with electronic circuit design and analysis, setup, program and operation of test devices and creation of automated test scripts.
  • Experience with LabVIEW programming or related programming
Preferred skills
  • Proficient experience with laser-based medical equipment.
  • Engineering work experience with theoretical and hands-on experience with ATE or reliability testing.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and root cause analysis of optical and electromechanical systems is desired.
  • Experience with Design for Reliability (DfR), Planning, supervising, and performing HALT/ALT and Reliability demonstration testing.
  • Good level of understanding of Electrical and software embedded systems is preferred
  • Experience in design reviews and able to recommend changes and critique complex systems designs.
  • A good understanding of statistical analysis tools and techniques such as Weibull, Weibayes, Chi-squared, etc. is preferred


Ability for 10% international and domestic travel is required.

Pay Range: $145,000 - $180,000

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