Vicarious Surgical is hiring a Reliability Engineer to join our team in Waltham, MA.  A successful candidate will have the ability to develop a reliability plan for both capital and disposable equipment.  Set reliability targets for both capital and disposable equipment and cascade those targets down to each of the subsystems. Additionally, the candidate will work with the engineering teams to drive successful reliability improvements culminating in our regulatory submission with supporting reliability data.

Vicarious Surgical’s novel approach to surgery uses a combination of proprietary, human-like surgical robots and virtual reality to transport surgeons inside the patient when performing minimally invasive surgery. Our technology was granted Breakthrough Device Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which provides unique opportunities for our regulatory pathway.  

This is a terrific opportunity for an experienced reliability professional to join our company at a very exciting time and be a key member of a team that will bring our robotic solution to the market, offering a cost-effective path to improving patient outcomes and increasing the efficiency of surgical procedures for hospitals.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and drive reliability improvement plans for the subsystems.
  • Develop a system level reliability model for both capital and disposable equipment. 
  • Generate and execute plan to empirically validate reliability model in an FDA setting.
  • Represent the reliability facet of the regulatory submission to the FDA.
  • Provide leadership to engineers and technicians performing the reliability testing.

About You

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Statistics, Mathematics or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a Reliability Engineering role.
  • Proven track record of excellence in Reliability.
  • Experience designing and performing tests.
  • Aerospace/Medical device reliability experience.
  • Experience working on a product through commercialization.
  • Strong statistical analysis skills.
  • Able to work effectively in and be a resource for a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to work independently and autonomously when necessary.
  • Able to effectively communicate ideas and take constructive criticism.
  • Confidence founded on sound engineering principle.
  • Ability to review subcontractor test proposals for environmental and reliability testing while validating sample sizes are appropriate.
  • Knowledgeable in electronic part stress analysis (PSA).

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