Senior Electronics Reliability Engineer

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Job ID: 11399

New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That’s our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers—literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your mission—your opportunity—is to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If you’re driven to discover, build, impact and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, you’re ready for JPL. Are you a Reliability Engineer with deep knowledge and desire to work on unprecedented space circuitry ready to conduct risk reduction analysis and develop innovative evaluation studies for out of this world flight projects? Come join an organization with a distinguished space exploration legacy for scientific and national security! Lead high-visibility projects performing evaluations of engineering design concepts and provides guidance on production component selection and application for our "one of a kind" spacecraft. Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.





We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Electronics Reliability Engineer. As a Senior Electronics Reliability Engineer, you'll play a meaningful role in leading the reliability analysis effort of highly complex and critical systems, electronic subsystems and electro-mechanical devices, and inform senior project and line management of reliability risks.

  • Verifying the reliability of systems, subsystems, and assemblies down to the circuit and component level, as well as electro-mechanical devices.
  • Interface with design teams to perform verification analyses and the independent review of these analyses.
  • Working on JPL/NASA flight projects to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues, supporting the closure of anomaly reports.
  • Making and evaluating technical trade-offs with regard to risk, cost, and schedule for a project.
  • Coordinating reliability tasks, managing support personnel, and representing JPL while interfacing with customers to support successful reliability assurance activities for a project.
  • Preparing, negotiating, and managing reliability budgets.



  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 9 years of related experience; master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 5 years of related experience.
  • Experience in circuit analyses including electronic parts-stress analysis (EPSA), worst-case circuit analysis (WCA), power supply transient analysis (PSTA), single-event effects analysis (SEEA), and failure modes, effects, and criticality analysis (FMECA).
  • Detailed knowledge and expertise with one of the following circuit technologies: analog, digital, mixed signal, or RF.
  • Experience applying advanced principles, theories and concepts in reliable circuit, subsystem, and systems design.
  • Ability to participate as technical lead and subject expert on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to implement and lead with high degree of independence and autonomy.
  • Experienced at leading a task and managing its execution.
  • Experience presenting work in management and/or design reviews.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with system reliability concepts and tools.
  • Experience with the latest industry FPGA development tools and design flow.
  • Experience with cost estimation, managing financial accounts, preparing work agreements, technical risk assessment, and reliability assurance-related anomaly report resolution.
  • Able to obtain a security clearance at the TS/SCI level.



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