2022-09-28 Google Operations Center
Hardware Reliability Analysis Engineer
Palo Alto, California, United States

About Wing: 

Wing is reshaping the future of delivery. We are an on-demand drone delivery service that can deliver food, medicine or other items within minutes. We’ve also developed an uncrewed traffic management platform to safely route drones through the sky. Our service is faster, safer and produces far less pollution than traditional delivery. Originally created in 2012 within X, the Moonshot Factory, Wing is now an Alphabet company.

About the Role: 

Wing is looking for a Hardware Engineer to join our Reliability team based in Palo Alto.  You will be responsible for analyzing hardware test and operational fleet data to identify and quantify reliability issues.  You will also define and develop reliability testing to gather more data.  You will use information from your analyses to assess hardware reliability and durability and advocate for system improvements.  This position is an opportunity to work cross-functionally with engineering teams to have data and testing inform decision-making.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop reliability predictions for operational hardware and new hardware in development using field data, test data, and statistics
  • Define accelerated life testing to obtain data for reliability models
  • Assess the effectiveness of failure mitigations on system reliability
  • Monitor field hardware failure rates and compare them with system reliability allocations
  • Collaborate with engineering, manufacturing, and operations teams to recommend changes to improve system reliability and quantify effectiveness
  • Assist with hardware failure analysis and root cause investigations

 

What You’ll Need:

  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline
  • 4+ years of experience in hardware reliability
  • Experience with reliability modeling and data analysis tools (e.g. Weibull++, BlockSim, JMP, Python, MATLAB)
    • Knowledge of statistics and hypothesis testing methods
    • Competency using SQL to query relational databases
  • Experience using visualizations to effectively communicate data analysis results and recommendations to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Familiarity with accelerated testing methods, governing equations, and physics of failure for different failure mechanisms
  • Experience partnering with engineering and manufacturing teams to identify issues and solve problems 

Bonus:

  • Experience with hardware health monitoring and prognostics
  • Familiarity with reliability growth analysis, maintainability, and availability
  • Hands-on experience assembling, disassembling, inspecting and modifying hardware
  • M.S./Ph.D. degree
  • Passion or interest in aviation
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