Reliability Engineer - Trim & Lighting

Job title : Reliability Engineer - Trim & Lighting
Location : Foster City
Job-type : Permanent
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​Piper Maddox has partnered with an Amazon-backed mobility startup developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, this firm aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments.


    • Establish and refine the system/component-level targets for reliability performance of the body & closure systems in collaboration with internal stakeholders on the Vehicle Systems Trim & Lighting team.

    • Drive the design failure mode and effects analysis process (DFMEA) for the trim & lighting systems to capture the salient reliability performance risks and the appropriate risk mitigation activities.

    • Use reliability targets, risk information from DFMEAs, and reliability physics of failure to work with validation engineers in developing virtual and physical test plans to prove the designs and demonstrate the required reliability performance of the trim & lighting systems.

    • Pave the way from development to field deployment by developing and deploying the systems necessary to identify reliability performance improvement opportunities and drive the implementation of corrective actions.


    • Masters-level engineering or similar technical degree with 10+ years hands-on experience in Reliability Engineering.

    • Detailed understanding of automotive trim & lighting systems, and typical failure modes and test methods for these systems.

    • Deep understanding of reliability data analysis and risk assessment, and how to develop component reliability targets based on functional safety and business objectives.

    • Experience in failure mode assessment, accelerated reliability testing, and advanced field reliability monitoring concepts.

    • Personable with the ability to lead and coach a high-caliber engineering team toward world-class levels of reliability/dependability.

Bonus Qualifications:

    • ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer, or similar professional recognition

    • An understanding of ISO 26262 Functional Safety

Vaccine Mandate

Employees working in this position will be required to have received a single dose of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine OR have completed the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series. In addition, employees will be required to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the earlier of (1) April 15 or (2) within two months of becoming eligible for the booster vaccine.

Employees will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal, and local laws.

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