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Hardware Reliability Engineer

Company: Wing Inflatables, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 31, 2024

Job Description:

About Wing: - Wing offers drone delivery as a safe, fast, and sustainable solution for last mile logistics. Consumer appetites for on-demand services are increasing, but current delivery methods are inefficient, costly, and contribute to road accidents and air pollution. Wing's fleet of highly automated delivery drones can transport small packages directly from businesses to homes on-demand, in minutes. We design, build, and operate our aircraft, and offer drone delivery services on three continents. Our technology is designed to be easy to integrate into existing delivery and logistics networks, offering a scalable drone delivery solution for a broad range of businesses. Wing is a part of Google's parent company, Alphabet, and our mission is to create the preferred means of delivery for the planet. To do this, we must build a workforce that's representative of the global communities that we serve. If you're ready to do the greatest work of your life, come join us. About the Role:Wing is looking for a Hardware Reliability Engineer to join our Hardware Reliability -team based in Palo Alto, CA. The ideal candidate has strong knowledge of engineering fundamentals, experience with failure modes of hardware in harsh environments, test design and documentation skills, the passion to derive simple solutions from complex data, and the ability to deliver results as part of a dynamic, cross-functional team. As Reliability Engineer, you will play a key role in enabling new technologies in the early stages of development. You will work closely with the product management and design engineering teams to define standards, specify tests, execute tests, and perform failure analysis. Your strong interpersonal and communication skills will be key to ensuring adoption of your technical recommendations.What You'll Do:

  • Define and execute design verification test plans for electronic and mechatronic flight hardware
  • Collaborate with development teams to improve hardware reliability based on experience, standards and best practices, test data, and/or analysis
  • Analyze lab test data and field data to calculate failure rates and recommend design improvements
  • Write or adapt computer scripts to perform tests and analyze data
  • Perform root cause analysis and failure analysisWhat You'll Need:
    • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline
    • 3+ years of experience in hardware reliability, design, or failure analysis
    • Familiarity with consumer, automotive, and/or aerospace reliability test standards and methods
    • Experience working with external testing labs to define and complete testing
    • Experience partnering with engineering and manufacturing teams to identify issues, troubleshoot, and solve problems -
    • Hands-on experience assembling, disassembling, inspecting, and modifying hardware
    • Working knowledge of a programming language (preferably Python) with the ability to write and modify scripts
    • Ability to create and update reliability models
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to explain test plans, results, and recommendations to a wide range of stakeholders
    • Organizational skills to plan and ensure follow through on complex test plansBonus: -
      • MS/PhD degree in an engineering discipline
      • Familiarity with SQL and working with large data sets
      • Experience with statistics and relevant reliability data analysis packages (e.g. Weibull++, JMP, R, MATLAB)
      • Proven experience in debug, troubleshooting, and failure analysis investigation
      • Applied knowledge in avionics, motors, actuators, etc. - The US base salary range for this full-time position is the salary range below + bonus + equity + benefits. Wing's salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process. Salary Range $162,000 - $182,000 USD At Wing, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. Apply now Resume/CV* Upload file .pdf, .doc, or .docx only. Attachments must not exceed 10MB. Upload file .pdf, .doc, or .docx only. Attachments must not exceed 10MB. Are you a current or former Alphabet employee, temporary worker, contractor, or vendor (including Google, Wing, and all other Alphabet subsidiaries)?*
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Keywords: Wing Inflatables, Inc., Palo Alto , Hardware Reliability Engineer, Engineering , Palo Alto, California

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