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California, Hercules

Job Category: Senior Reliability Engineer

Company: Alten

Job Id: 2112



We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people works across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers. 


ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing. 


When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level. 


This position is a 12-month contract position. You will receive salary and benefits from Alten Technology during the entirety of the contract (salary, medical, dental, vision, etc.). This position is located on-site in Hercules, CA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Define the overall Reliability Planning and Test strategy for systems, instrument subsystems, and components.
  • Define appropriate reliability requirements for New Product Development and Sustaining projects.
  • Generate and maintain reliability and life cycle models to support system design and test.
  • Integrate reliability practices into our existing design control processes.
  • Develop and execute appropriate engineering tests, DoE, Accelerated life tests, Reliability Demonstration Tests etc. for complex electro-mechanical fluidic IVD equipment/systems with the assistance of other test engineers, and technicians.
  • Evaluate test results, write test reports, investigate failures, analyze performance problems, define root causes, recommend corrective actions, monitor field quality data and associated metrics such as failure rates and MTBF.
  • Conduct failure modes and effect analysis (FMEA) of system level and sub-system level designs.
  • Utilize predictive analytical methods including modeling, historical learning, industry data as well as engineering test data analysis to predict reliability, influence design decisions and define key parameters that should be monitored in the field.
  • Work closely with Systems Engineers, Instrument Engineers, Assay Developers and Software Developers in all aspects of product development.
  • Communicate results effectively, guiding the team through data and observations on critical design decisions.



  • BS or higher in engineering or equivalent
  • 8+ years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. 
  • BS or higher in engineering or equivalent
  • 8+ years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated experience in reliability data analysis such as Weibull or exponential life cycle modeling, statistical tools and processes, root cause analysis, Reliability Demonstration Testing, Life Testing


Desired skills 

  • Medical Background with Reliability experience. 

Salary Range:  100K - $160K