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Senior Failure Analysis Engineer
Posted on 10/14/2022
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • Perform detailed root cause analysis on technically complex failures from NPI, reliability and validation tests
  • Identify and define appropriate classification techniques to root cause complex problems
  • Engage with XFN team during all development phases characterize electrical, thermal, and mechanical performance and stress at system, subassembly, and component levels
  • Define data-oriented failure analysis plans detailing techniques and debug process flows
  • Perform engineering level failure analysis of field return units, including early warranty phase failures and safety issues
  • Investigate components and assemblies to find the root causes of various product failures
  • Identify and drive closure for HW, assembly, PCBA quality, SW/FW issues affecting product reliability
  • Provide input to the design team to improve design quality and production yield
  • Verify and document failures on products, including detailed root cause and identification of failure trends for faulty components and FRUs
  • Validate physics of failure mechanisms, enabling risk assessments
  • Work directly with suppliers / vendors to guide FA as needed, analyzing failure reports to influence corrective action
  • Conduct innovative use of new industry analysis tools, equipment, and methodologies
  • Incorporate automation and lead improvement of failure analysis process
  • Interact with XFN to study relationship of materials properties, electrical performance, and supplier quality to drive FA conclusions
  • 5 to 7 years failure analysis experience
  • B.S. or higher in engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science, or related field
  • Experience in power electronics, knowledge on assemblies, display modules, adhesives etc
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge in hardware debug and determining conclusive root cause
  • Data analysis and reporting experience
  • Self-motivated with success working with interdisciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of mechanical design, material science and failure mechanisms of power electronics. Failure analysis program management experience
  • Strong attention to detail with ability to independently multitask to deliver timely
  • An Excellent team player with ability to influence, and lead teams to conclusive root cause of complex problems for correction
  • Experience with CM and supplier models for failure analysis
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Knowledge of physics of reliability failure mechanisms
Desired Qualifications
  • Hands-on knowledge of various tools including x-ray imaging (2D X-ray/CT scan), microscopy, SEM, FTIR, cross-section, dye-and-pry is a plus

501-1,000 employees

Electric vehicle charging stations
Company Overview
ChargePoint believes that the rapid transition to electric mobility is essential to building a sustainable future for all. After more than a decade, their mission remains the same—to create technology that will enable the movement of all people and goods on electricity.
  • Outdoor Activities - The Los Gatos Creek Trail is just steps from our campus. Bring your bike or your running shoes. Plus you can shower up after your workout.
  • Office Parties - Celebration is a part of our culture.
  • Pets - Every day is bring-your-dog-to-work day.
  • Health Benefits - We offer full medical, dental, and vision coverage.
  • EV charging at work - Drive an EV? Our parking lots are fully outfitted with charging stations, so you can plug in and charge up while you work.
  • Snacks and Beverages - Our fully stocked kitchens come with a wide variety of healthy (and not-so-healthy) snacks and beverages, plus we have an espresso machine.