Sr. Staff Reliability Engineer

Dublin, CA

Zeiss has an incredible opportunity available on our Systems Design Engineering team! In this role you would be leading the transformation to a high-reliability design culture which would include leading efforts to make sure every new product is more reliable than previous products. Improving the experiences of users and patients by driving fielded system reliability performance. Influencing how reliability practices are incorporated into the development process. Teaching and train problem-solving and reliability management methods and skills. Solving tenacious and challenging product problems. Communicate field reliability performance to executives and business partners. Lead supplier reliability efforts and be the voice of reliability from the customer perspective.

If this sounds like you, then we want to talk to you.

Apply here today and unleash your potential!

We are looking for people who are keen to try something new:

• Collaborate with Product Marketing and business stakeholders to understand reliability needs, and to develop reliability goals for new products.
• Analyze, derive, and allocate Reliability requirements, budgets, and targets for system, sub-systems, and assemblies.
• Analyze usage and environmental conditions to improve requirement setting and testing methods.
• Employs Systems modeling, predictive and non-destructive testing methodologies to identify reliability issues within Systems architecture and designs.
• Facilitate and participate in Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA), Design for Reliability (DFR), Effects Analysis/Fault Tree Analysis, and Reliability modeling of components and sub-systems to drive reliable design choices and improve verification and validation test planning.
• Participate in design reviews and provide input for the reliability section of the design review.
• Coach engineers on the required Reliability activities, drive learning and meeting project milestones
• Create and maintain product reliability plans and reports.
• Provides input to the Risk Management Team anticipating reliability-related safety hazards.
• Work with quality and service to identify reliability issues trends with the goal of being input to new or modified existing designs.
• Work with supplier selection for higher reliability components and provide clear guidance on reliability requirements for suppliers.
• Research and apply failure mechanisms of new technologies and applications to new product development projects.
• Develop reliability design guidelines and apply reliability lessons learned to enable continuous improvement.

You are:

• BS/MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related engineering discipline.
• Minimum 12 years of experience in an optoelectronics-software design for reliability role
• Experience with medical device product lifecycle preferred; working knowledge of medical device systems including optics, mechanical, electrical, and software components.
• Experience with designing fault-tolerant systems.
• Understanding of degradation models and failure knowledge of components and assemblies.
• Familiar with modern design methodologies and associated tools.
• Familiarity with mechatronic systems including knowledge of communication protocols, motor controllers, and microcontrollers/FPGAs.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills to communicate clearly and concisely.
• Preferred experience with: reliability statistics, reliability modeling and prediction, Fault Tree Analysis, Weibull Tree Analysis, Six Sigma Methodology, Root Cause and Root Cause Failure Analysis, Design of Experiment, xFMEA, DfX.
• Ability to adapt readily to change in routine and to work across multiple areas.
• Ability to work effectively within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced changing environment.
In a spacious modern setting full of opportunities for further development, ZEISS employees work in a place where expert knowledge and team spirit reign supreme. All of this is supported by a special ownership structure and the long-term goal of the Carl Zeiss Foundation: to bring science and society into the future together.

Join us today. Inspire people tomorrow.

Diversity is a part of ZEISS. We look forward to receiving your application regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, philosophy of life, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity.

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Jo Anne Mittelman
+1 (925)557-4307
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