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not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this
possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
- Translate subsystem/component reliability requirements into
performance metrics with testable targets.
- Build reliability prediction models /Finite Element Models to
evaluate product functional performance over mission life conditions
and generate MTFF predictions at subsystems and system levels.
- Use Physics-of-Failure based approach to develop and implement
accelerated tests to mitigate risks and qualify designs
- Apply Design of Experiments (DOE) methods to develop test plans to
ensure product robustness and performance
- Lead reliability test planning, methodology and execution.
- Drive analysis processes for all failures discovered during
- Make Reliability assessments of component/ subsystem designs, and
influence manufacture / technology selections to ensure mission life
reliability targets achieved
- Analyze and model implementation options to inform electronics
design for reliability, including:
- Material selections; PCB laminates, features (vias, pad, stack
up, etc.) specifications, finishes, Component attach; Solder
chemistry, reflow profile Underfill selections
- Component package selection, material, design, optimization
- Assembly methods
- MS in Reliability Engineering.
- 2+ years of experience in design for high reliability space systems
- 2+ years of work experience reliability modelling methods to predict
product life, and statistical techniques to analyze test data.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Excellent Understanding of accelerated testing methods, governing
equations, and physics of failure for different failure mechanisms
- Experience facilitating FMEAs and leading cross functional teams in
reliability analysis, prediction and correlation
- Working knowledge of coding language, preferable Python
- Adept in developing and analyzing reliability statistics, including
- Accomplished with PCB Design Analysis capability (Sherlock or
- Highly capable in probabilistic modeling techniques
- Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis,
- Fault Tree Analysis (FTA),
- Reliability Block Diagram analysis (RBD),
- Determination of MTFF
- Single Event Upset / Multiple Bit Upset (SEU/MBU) analysis
- Monte Carlo simulations for material, process, manufacturing,
environment, usage variations
- Experienced with life testing methods (HALT/HASS, ESS, ALT, RGT)
- Areas of specialty interest for “Design for Reliability” as follows
- Avionics electronics
- RF systems
- Mechanisms, Space Tribology
- Power Systems (Batteries, Solar Arrays)
- Thermal Management
- Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed
- To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations,
applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the
U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or
eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S.
Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.
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