MEMS Product Quality and Reliability Engineer

Cirrus Logic

Posted Under: Austin, Texas jobs in Engineering; Engineering jobs in zipcode 73301
Posted On: 2017-04-21 20:00:00

This position is responsible for all aspects of quality and reliability for MEMS microphone products through the entire product development cycle and into production, and will greatly influence quality/reliability across the company through interactions with internal engineering groups and internal cross-functional teams consisting of design, marketing, product test engineering, program management and supply chain.


  • Integrate industry best practices into the Product Development Process and define quality and reliability requirements for deliverables, including defining reliability qualification plan/requirements and derating reliability stress conditions to application use cases
  • Assess each MEMS microphone product through the product development process to ensure appropriate quality and reliability in our products when they are released to production
  • Work with specific cross-functional MEMS product development teams to define reliability qualification requirements and address any issues through the development cycle
  • Own the development programs from a reliability and quality standpoint - guide and influence the cross-functional development teams to utilize best practices, properly assess the reliability of products as they are developed, and continually improve corporate reliability processes and methods
  • Technically assess reliability issues as they arise in development through reliability modeling and use condition derating in partnership with design, apps, and test functions
  • Assess design test coverage, test program coverage, etc to ensure DPPM at release to production meets customer/market requirements
  • Lead qual failure and issue debug efforts and be able to clearly and confidently communicate plans, results, and progress to challenging customers world-wide
  • Assess current industry best practices, determine which will bring value, and work to implement those into the MEMS product development process
  • Work with the Customer Quality Engineering (CQE) and customers to understand quality and reliability expectations and requirements and ensure those are integrated into the MEMS product development process

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or other related engineering field and thorough experience in quality and reliability of the MEMS microphone product development processes
  • 10+ years of working experience with broad exposure to reliability aspects of membrane-based MEMS products
  • Project management skills and a track record of successfully leading cross-functional teams in failure/issue resolution and/or reliability/quality improvement projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer communication skills
  • Understanding of DOEs and Structured problem solving
  • Solid understanding of quality system requirements and demonstrated analytical skills using data driven approaches to solve quality and reliability issues

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Familiarity with analog and mixed signal devices
  • Experience with wafer fab and assembly processes, test processes, product engineering, or quality and reliability engineering