PDS Tech Inc Test Design Lead in Cupertino, California
PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Test Design Lead.
Are you passionate about the development, characterization, and failure analysis of next-generation materials? If so, we are looking for a well-qualified individual to join us in Materials Reliability Group by taking on an influential role, tasked with assessing material-level reliability.
The candidate will be a key player in a cross-functional team tasked with development, characterization, and failure analysis of next generation materials.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Defining project plans and schedules. Driving project execution.
Leading internal and external cross-functional teams in engineering and validation activities
Ensuring tight inter-team coordination and communication
Working in partnership with vendor labs to coordinate lab readiness, lab audits, and standardize operating procedures in test execution and data reporting
Being able to present complex data cleanly and clearly
Understanding complex, technical material failure modes
Identifying and resolving conflicts, inter-dependencies and program issues quickly and efficiently
Driving test equipment and test specs that are critical for validation of reliability
Providing direction for failure analysis to drive toward root cause
Requirement for travel to support OEM testing and bring-up
Education and Experience:
A degree in materials engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or an equivalent field, is required - B.S. degree required, M.S. is a plus.
This position requires 3-5 years of experience in program or project management in an operations, engineering or reliability environment.
We're looking for you to possess the following technical attributes to excel within our team:
Experience working with engineering teams and leading OEM communication a plus
Clear, consistent interpersonal skills
Organized and detail oriented while leading several work streams
Understanding of materials science including mechanical, electrical, and optical behavior of materials
Experience working in a lab environment with focus on understanding root cause of material failures
Experience with Failure Mode Effects Analysis and reliability prediction modeling
Expertise in materials characterization, both with standard techniques (SEM/EDS, XPS, XRD, FIB, FTIR, etc) and with creative non-standard techniques that would enable new technologies
To be successful in this role, your ability to establish and maintain interdepartmental relationships is critical. Roughly 60% of your effectiveness stems from exercising influence over the design team to help you implement solutions. We find individuals with the following personal skillset are best suited for this role:
Extraordinary problem solving abilities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple projects at once
Ability to independently complete experiments and resolve problems
Flexibility and adaptability to approach new tasks
Dynamic and “can do” attitude with the dream to work with a great team towards cutting-edge products
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.