Microsoft Corporation Reliability Engineer II in Mountain View, California
Are you passionate about developing innovative technologies and building cool devices? Microsoft Devices Team focuses on building devices that fully embody the Microsoft mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. A fundamental part of our strategy is to build desirable devices that enable seamless experiences for people using them and elicit their joy and excitement. Creating these devices involves a close partnership between hardware engineers, product designers, software engineers, suppliers and manufacturing partners. We are currently building the next generation of devices and Microsoft needs you!
Devices Reliability team at Microsoft is looking for a creative, talented and experienced engineer with a strong background and expertise in Mechanical, Reliability, Materials, Electrical or related engineering fields. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be the development and implementation of methodologies and techniques to evaluate and enhance component and/or product reliability. This role may require the candidate to engage on multiple products and with multiple cross-functional teams. A strong skill-set covering engineering analysis, problem solving, communication and external partner management and engagement is required.
The candidate should possess most (or all) of the following capabilities:
Understanding of Design for Reliability principles and Physics-of-Failure concepts to develop and implement accelerated tests to identify and mitigate risks and qualify engineering designs during product development
Ability to use knowledge of product design and manufacturing processes to conduct Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Capable of applying Design-of-Experiments concepts to identify Critical-to-Quality parameters and develop robust evaluation plans based on them
Knowledge of acceleration models for common failure mechanisms and stress types
Knowledge of statistical techniques to analyze test data and create estimates for field failure rates
Good understanding of fundamental properties and characteristics of materials used in cutting-edge consumer electronics products
Familiarity with application of simulation tools like Finite Element Analysis, etc. to evaluate product performance (mechanical, electrical and thermal) is useful
Experience with balancing the significance of time to market, risk mitigation plans and return on investment while creating and executing reliability plans during product development
Completing measurement method analysis, gage correlation studies (GRR) and other data fidelity studies
Completing data trend and variation analysis and creating engineering reports
Summarizing the test data and perform data analysis in accordance with product design requirements
Preparing test reports and communicating results and findings to Reliability engineer to facilitate root cause analysis and resolution when failure occurs
Ability to develop reliability stress hardware specifications and procedures, writing test programs for reliability testing and characterization, and assisting in selection of new reliability lab equipment
Ability to set-up test equipment for functional tests for subsystems (like PCBA) and system levels, including product cabling, instrumented thermal and mechanical characterizations such as thermal couples, accelerometers, strain gages, power supplies, and data acquisition systems
Develop and execute reliability qualification plans based on product lifecycle requirements while interfacing with design and manufacturing partners and external suppliers
Develop, with other functional disciplines, customer usage models and translate understanding of the customer into practical reliability test specifications
Standardize methodologies and processes for increased effectiveness of qualification plans and sample sizes used
Participate in component vendor selection activity and drive component qualification activity for components that are critical to Microsoft product requirements
Use knowledge of manufacturing process capability as well as system-level performance requirements to establish Critical-to-Reliability performance metrics
Monitor product performance in the field, understand customer-facing product issues and drive failure analysis and corrective action with the appropriate partner engineering teams
Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or any other related field
4+ years of work experience preferred, relevant to the capabilities and responsibilities described above and related to:
Working experience with memory, flash and internal/external storage devices
Reliability and life estimation of electronics products
Design and execution of accelerated life tests to evaluate product reliability
Managing multiple design qualification activities and development schedules
Proven experience in working with external design and manufacturing partners
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