Systems Engineer (Reliability and Safety)


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It’s an amazing time to join Sarcos®, a leading robotics company undergoing significant growth. As an undisputed industry leader in dexterous robotic systems, Sarcos® is creating technology to empower people. We don’t replace human productivity, we enhance it, by making people stronger, keeping them safer, and getting to places people couldn’t, or shouldn’t, otherwise go. We don’t just build robots. We build new possibilities for the real people getting it done.

Sarcos® brings together the brightest minds in robotics to change how we approach the world’s most dangerous task. With some of the industries greatest minds, our team is changing the world of robotics every time they walk in the door. With a large emphasis on collaboration & teamwork, our employees are learning & growing from each other every change they get, and it shows in the work they do.  If you’re interested in working on the forefront of robotics with life changing experts come join us!

 System Engineer (Reliability and Safety)

Sarcos’ Systems Engineers participate in the design of complex systems that integrate hardware and software with a responsibility to define product, safety and reliability requirements, productivity improvement, cost reduction, and drive customer satisfaction. This position requires demonstrated expertise in system reliability and safety engineering, along with in-depth knowledge of electro-mechanical systems, machine design specific to complex industrial applications, preferably robotics. Experience in electronics, mechanisms, systems requirements/ design, component design, assembly design, and robot design/ integration are necessary skills. The successful candidate will also have strong analytical skills, and FMEA/FMECA expertise.


  • Participate in the development, and evaluation of human operated, electro-mechanical systems that involve hardware, software and firmware elements in a concurrent development process.
  • Develop or participate in the development of system and subsystems requirements and specifications.
  • Manage the assigned design elements and assemblies with emphasis on system and subsystems functionality, performance, reliability, availability, maintainability, serviceability, safety and total product cost.
  • Perform Failure Modes Effect (FMEA) and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).
  • Develop system reliability test plans (including HALT, HASS) and procedures.
  • Perform system and subsystems functional and safety analysis.
  • Develop and implement operational redundancy and fail-safe system design approaches.
  • Develop protocols and write reports documenting product reliability and safety verification, validation and certification as required.
  • Conduct analysis of root causes of failures and develop strategies to cope with failures.
  • Participate in and/or coordinate design reviews with cross-functional teams, leading efforts related to System Engineering, with emphasis on reliability and safety engineering.
  • Participate in the development of subsystem interfaces documents (e., develop ICDs)


  • Ability to align thoughts, actions and results to the Sarcos Pledge of:

Our Pledge to Each Other

Our most important value is to work as a team. How we treat each other is critical to our success.  As a result, you are making the following pledge to the Company and your colleagues.

I will do my best to:

Treat everyone on our team, regardless of seniority or role, the way I want to be treated

Trust my colleagues, and believe that they have the best of intentions

Proactively communicate in a candid manner, with sufficient information to allow my colleagues to achieve their objectives

Be open minded and receptive to review, constructive feedback, and collaboration

Never criticize, disparage or malign our colleagues behind their backs or in front of others

Not tolerate anyone in the Company doing anything inconsistent with any of the above

When I fail to act consistently with my pledge, I will expect my colleagues to respectfully and privately address it with me.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated creative and innovative solutions and problem-solving skills;
  • Persuasive oral/written communication abilities.
  • Flexible and adaptable (willing to work on other technical problems as needed).
  • Insatiable curiosity for science, technology and understanding of how things work.


  • BS degree in Engineering from an accredited college/university with a minimum of 5 years relevant system engineering experience with emphasis on reliability and safety engineering.
  • Expertise in common reliability analysis and management techniques (g., Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, Reliability Centered Maintenance Planning, Hazards Analysis, and Fail-safe design).
  • Experience in requirements management and traceability.
  • Experience with concurrent design and engineering processes (g., DFA, DFM).
  • Experience working with cross-disciplinary engineering teams.
  • Experience conducting DOEs is a plus.
  • Experience in robot design and integration is a plus.
  • Experience with requirements flow-down, technical readiness and manufacturing readiness levels.
  • Ability to direct complex technical development projects, build relationships, lead cross-functional teams, and build consensus among development team members.
  • Demonstrated ability of product planning with a focus on reliability, maintainability, and safety.

 Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed Monday through Friday with occasional overtime and weekend requirements.
  • Safety awareness is absolutely essential at all times while in the work area.
  • Must be able to stand and sit for extended times.

No calls or agencies please.

Proof of right to lawfully work in the United States required.  This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Sarcos® is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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