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Structural Analyst / Stress Engineer

San Jose, California
5 Sep 2022

Senior Structural Analyst at Surfaceink - Hybrid or Remote

Surfaceink offers you the unusual: the opportunity to work WITH Fortune 100 Silicon Valley companies on leading-edge technology, while working FOR a company that offers project variety, prioritizes a balanced life, and gives you flexibility in your work timing and location. An ever-growing roster of clients means you get exposure to many different teams and disciplines-and you have an active say in what projects you work on.

Our commitment to you is to provide you with a variety of interesting projects you can sink your teeth into, ensure egos don't get in the way of getting the job done, and create a team that supports and trusts each other. We will also work to help you keep your corporate, career, and life paths aligned and moving forward. We want you to thrive. In return, we're looking for high-performing individuals who take initiative and ownership but also function well as a team. You need a great internet connection, skill at getting your point across in a chat window, and a desire to pursue hobbies and spend time with friends and family.

Your work history includes a proven track record of delivering high-value analysis and polished reports of complex systems, as well as communicating and partnering with other disciplines and vendors to improve products for a variety of customers. You are a life-long learner who understands when to take initiative and ownership and also when to leverage other resources. You can work independently and make timely decisions when required, and you also function well in a team, leaning into constructive debate and conflict resolution. You are a coachable specialist who's able to adapt to new technologies and processes, while also having broader knowledge in a few fields. You're eager for career growth and new challenges and your unique collection of experiences will enhance the Surfaceink community.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

Analyze systems, create finite models, run solutions, interpret results, prepare reports, and communicate findings utilizing creativity and engineering best practices from your experience and the latest industry developments

Maintain a strong client focus and communicate proactively, delivering concise data, asking the right questions, and raising the appropriate flags

Engage with international clients, peers, project managers, partners, and vendors, maintaining professional interaction

Display nimble and expert problem-solving and adaptation capabilities when changes occur to project scope, schedules, product requirements, and team composition

Create and execute test plans to validate models with real world testing and hand analysis that meet or exceed the client expectations for quality, performance, elegance, cost, and schedule

Required qualifications:

MSME with 5+ years experience (or equivalent), preferably in startups, Fortune 100 companies, and/or consulting

Background in analyzing high-volume consumer electronic or aircraft structures, especially full-system modeling and drop-and-impact analysis

Cross-functional understanding and experience with the product development cycle, including timeline estimates and product execution, as well as ability to see downstream effects of design decisions, perform risk assessment, and develop mitigation plans

Ability to quickly resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways

Demonstrated ability to find compromise with high-value analyses that deliver maximum benefit for minimum risk and schedule impact

Deep knowledge in as many as possible of the following: Complex surfaced parts, plastic injection-molded parts, castings, forgings, mechanisms, optics, modeling and analysis of vibration, stress, fracture, fatigue, drop, impact, and strength

About Surfaceink:

Surfaceink (SI) is a thriving cross-functional Engineering and Product Development firm headquartered in downtown San Jose. We provide full-system product design, development and engineering services for Fortune 100 companies and startups in both the Consumer and Industrial Electronics market segments. In the last 20 years, we have collaboratively developed more than 400 high-end consumer electronics products delivering more than $200 billion in product revenue. We pride ourselves on our commitment to the success of our clients, preservation of design intent, meticulous attention to detail, and expansive network of worldwide engineering expertise.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we do not sponsor employment visas. Please email jobs@ with your impressive resume that tells your story.

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  • Job Reference: 704416799-2
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Surfaceink Corporation
  • Location: San Jose, California
  • Salary: On Application