Failure Analysis Engineer                                              Apply HERE

Signalink, Inc., Madison, AL


General Requirements:

Formulates the plans necessary to effectively evaluate the health of existing missile defense systems.  Identifies appropriate sample populations for destructive and non-destructive testing and manages tests.  Applies statistical processes to the evaluation of test results, including Regression Analysis, Analysis of Variance, and the appropriate probability distribution.  Ensures maintenance records accurately identify the work unit code (WUC) and malfunction effect codes for each maintenance event. Maintains data systems used for evaluating the performance and reliability of missile defense systems.


Identifies specific problem areas, determines the impact of those problems, develops proposed solutions, and formulates cost and schedule estimates for implementing the solution.  Exercises excellent technical writing skills and proficiency in Excel to produce backup documents for findings.  Employs knowledge of life-cycle engineering and its effect on system readiness and exercises a strong understanding of principles involved in assessing the Reliability and Maintainability performance of a system.  Makes informed decisions based on an in- depth analysis of raw data and technical reports.       



  • BS in mathematics, reliability, or related field, or an ABET accredited BS in engineering

  • Knowledge of reliability prediction (using RELEX Software Package), Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), and the Failure Reporting and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)

  • Knowledge of one or more software reliability models



  • MS in related field

  • Experience in Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Programs

  • Knowledge of reliability modeling tools and experience in performing life and repair data analyses based on field date


Security Requirements:

Applicants must currently hold a DoD security clearance at the secret level. 


Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in an office or lab environment with adequate environmental (heating/cooling) control.  The noise level in the work environment will be moderate due to noises associated with computer equipment, equipment racks, and environmental control systems.  For some efforts, tactical equipment will be operated outdoors in field conditions to include weather extremes and on tactical generator power. Offsite work is performed primarily at Government locations in climate-controlled facilities but will occasionally require installation, inspection and setup of equipment outdoors.