Senior Staff Reliability Engineer at Wisk Aero | Powderkeg

Location: Remote, United States

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Systems Safety & Reliability Engineering

At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all- electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!

We are looking for a Senior Reliability Engineer to join our team. The goal of System Safety & Reliability engineering at Wisk is to build an aircraft that is safe to operate in an urban air-mobility environment. In support of this goal, you will work alongside development lifecycle stakeholders to establish, monitor and verify subsystem RAM (Reliability, Availability and Maintainability performance requirements for all design changes and development efforts.


  • Develop and execute reliability program plans based on product lifecycle requirements

  • Interact with cross-functional teams, integrated product teams and participate in vendor selection activities

  • Perform reliability allocations and predictions. Support and develop design guidelines for product reliability

  • Develop Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Built In Test (BIT)

  • Experience driving failure investigations to root cause and corrective action

  • Plan and/or lead Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT), Environmental Stress Screening (ESS), Vibration testing and Thermal testing

  • Gather and analyze failure rates, time-to-failure and reliability calculations, reliability block diagrams and assess reliability architectural allocations. Calculate Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) and Mean Time Between Unscheduled Removal (MTBUR)


  • B.S. in engineering and 8+ years experience in Reliability Engineering

  • Experience performing most types of reliability analysis

  • Experience creating, validating and verifying aircraft and system-level reliability requirements

  • Understanding and experience working with ARP4754A, DO-178C, DO-254, DO-160, ARP4761, MIL-STD-882, or similar standards

  • Understanding and experience working with TSOs, RTCA, SAE etc. and other certification/performance standards

  • Experience with Reliability Analysis tools like APIS, CAFTA, Reliability Workbench, Windchill, Reliasoft etc.

  • Experience working with vendors/suppliers.

  • Familiar with software reliability

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidate should be a self-starter capable of performing assigned tasks with minimal oversight.

Highly Desired:

  • Experience with an aircraft integration development program from conceptual design through certification.

  • Availability, Maintainability and Testability experience

  • Experience with SysML, Cameo etc.

  • Experience working in an agile development environment.

  • Experience with Requirements tools like Doors, Polarian, Teamcenter Systems Engineering, etc.

  • Familiarity with Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)

  • Strong focus on continuous improvement of organizational processes.

We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as flight lessons, wellness subsidies, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, IP bonus program, happy hours and many more.

Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Senior Staff Reliability Engineer
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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