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Reliability Analysis CAE Engineer at Joby Aviation
San Francisco, CA, US
Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate equipment reliability analyst to join our team. This role is an exciting position within the analysis team, as it allows for the engineer to interface with various disciplines within the company. Applicant is expected to have experience modelling basic electronic components and enclosures and should be well acquainted with modal and shock analysis for complex assemblies.

  • Interface with electrical and mechanical teams to analyze mechanical assemblies and provide rapid feedback to designers 
  • Selection of appropriate structural models for various key electronic components 
  • Rapid sizing and layout optimization of mounting brackets and locations for PCB boards via simple hand calculations 
  • FEA analysis for load path determination and strain state estimation for various phases of flight 
  • Modal characterization and life assessment of complex electronic assemblies via FEA 
  • Collaboration with test teams to design, execute and correlate mechanical tests 

  • B.S. in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or another relevant discipline 
  • 3+ years of working experience in relevant industry 
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills 
  • Good knowledge of mechanical vibration theory 
  • Advanced proficiency in Finite Element Analysis, including static (linear and nonlinear) and modal analysis as well as PSD methods 
  • Experience with rapid design/analysis/prototyping cycles for electronics 
  • Proficiency with Sherlock and CAD 

  • M.S./Ph.D. in relevant discipline 
  • 5+ years of working experience in relevant industry 
  • Expert knowledge of Abaqus/CAE and Sherlock 
  • Experience designing and optimizing electronic board layouts and enclosures for aerospace or automotive applications 
  • Hands on experience assessing and analyzing shock and vibration profiles for powertrain electronics 
  • Understanding of DO-160 and FAR regulations 
Please include a cover letter with your application.