Director, Product Safety and Integration

San Francisco
Full Time
What we do
Bumblebee makes space for what matters. Using precision robotics and software, we transform unused space by moving furniture and storage into the ceiling. Take a look at our website to see it first-hand.

We are a team from diverse backgrounds with a shared vision for making housing affordable, desirable and sustainable. Bumblebee makes space in homes, cities and the planet for more flora and fauna.

Bumblebee is a Series A company backed by some of the best VCs in the business.  We are currently scaling all our teams while preparing to bring our product to the world at an ambitious scale. We operate with an open culture with no bureaucracy and pointless meetings. In our work, we build to think and remain deeply centered on first principles and user empathy. We’re searching for driven, talented, and engaged team-members. Please reach out if this speaks to you!

Director, Product Safety and Integrity
Reports to the CEO

Safety and reliability are the two most essential parts of our product at Bumblebee. Because our customers use our product daily in their home, we have a responsibility to deliver the safest and most reliable experience possible. As we begin to scale our product, this role gives a unique opportunity to grow and scale our reliability team. You will be responsible for every aspect of our product’s reliability. This is a very visible and important role as we scale our product.

Champion Design for Reliability (DfR) at every stage of the Bumblebee product lifecycle
Build and lead a team of Reliability Engineering experts
Ensure high reliability requirements are met and exceeded on safety critical products
Allocate reliability requirements for components and sub-systems to meet overall system goals
Implement performance testing/life test strategy
Prepare concise, detailed, and focused reliability test plans and reports
Transform consumer requirements into product technical requirements and tests that validate product and process robustness
Support the supplier qualification process for new or modified components, materials, or processes. Create case studies and experiments to characterize the effects of variability in material, process, manufacturing, environment, and consumer use
Drive continuous improvement projects to reduce manufacturing or design related risks, ultimately improving customer satisfaction or reducing cost
Participate with product teams in the development of new products or changes related to current products
Drive a zero-defect culture within the broader organization, sharing best practices across teams 
Manage all performance metrics to meet or exceed customer expectations 
Manage domestic and international outsourced lab work for testing and analysis
Utilize reliability statistics to identify trends and provide clear assessment of risks
Statistical data analysis includes sample planning and failure distribution modeling
Directly support manufacturing activities related to product integrity and reliability

10+ years of experience in Reliability Engineering, Test Engineering, Failure Analysis or related role with 5+ of those years in full product reliability ownership.
Consistent record of delivering large scale complex test projects from NPI to mass production, preferably in a consumer electronics environment.
Experience designing and performing tests, including Mechanical Stress Tests, Vibration Testing, Environmental Testing
Ability to use fundamental failure analysis methodology to derive a root cause of failure
Knowledge of industry test standards
Solid understanding of mechanical design
Substantial experience with Design of Experiments (DoE) methodology
Experience facilitating and conducting Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Reliability Block Diagram analysis (RBD)
Background in Electrical/Mechanical/Materials Engineering or Physical Sciences
Experience in manufacturing technologies, plastic and metal forming, PCB materials and fabrication, component package types and reliability comparisons
Experience in obtaining UL and CE certifications for complex products.
Experience driving evaluations, test and verification for consumer products.
Well established knowledge in component-/board-level physics of failure and reliability test methods, and correlation of reliability prediction tools with measured results
Ability to communicate well with cross-functional team members, efficiently collaborate to achieve project goals, and contribute positively to development and sustaining efforts
Understanding of engineering drawings and manufacturing processes
Domestic and international travel up to 25% is required.