Senior Reliability Test Engineer

  • Spin
  • San Francisco, CA
  • May 04, 2021

Job Description

About Spin Spin is a fast-growing micromobility company committed to a world with clean air, liveable cities, safe streets, and widespread access to convenient, affordable transportation. If you’re searching for a top-tier career where you can make a difference and dynamically collaborate within a creative, lively environment—Spin welcomes you!

We’re passionate about transportation and technology. The work we accomplish fulfills a sense of meaning and purpose, which goes beyond the traditional dimensions of a workplace. Our products and initiatives directly influence people’s lives, which is proven by our customers' feedback.

Founded in 2017, and now a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, we have worked together with cities, campuses, community groups, and businesses to expand internationally. Even as we expand, we maintain the close feeling of a small business, with “fireside chats” chats led by our company’s founders, weekly OKR pop-up videos, music-infused presentations at our All Hands meetings, and more. During this time of working remotely, our creativity and shared goals have kept us united and bonded within our virtual community.

We are a diverse team of artists, engineers, designers, urban planners, policymakers, marketers, and operators. We believe in inclusivity and build powerful alliances to fulfill our goals and move our mission forward. Above all, we at Spin are connected by our values and #BeOrange spirit, which represents unity, purpose, passion, and creativity.

About the Role

We are looking for a Senior Reliability Test Engineer to help us make the best possible micromobility vehicles. You will assist in testing new features and new vehicles. You will work on everything from the brakes, to the structure, to the power train. Our vehicles get very well used, you will need to figure out how to test new designs the same way they get tested on the streets and then work with engineering to make them bulletproof. Come up with ideas for making the vehicles better and then make them a reality!


  • Work with the reliability engineers to develop testing methods, test fixtures and/ or test equipment to test product system-level and components level performance.
  • Develop automatic or manual tester and fixture through design, fabricating, assembly, wiring, and final validation to support the reliability testing such as the mechanical fatigue, vibration, impact, shock, humidity, temperature, and pressure/force measurements.
  • Utilize either internal lab or work with 3rd party shops to fabricate test fixture, tooling and equipment.
  • Develop LabView or Python or other programming scripts for test automation and in-situ data collection.
  • Coordinate with external test labs to get products tested and supervise the labs to ensure the tests were performed according to the test conditions.
  • Demonstrate capability of making engineering judgement to resolve the testing problems/issues caused by test equipment or conditions in an unattended manner during reliability testing.
  • Capable of processing and summarizing data, e.g., summarize the critical issues from vendor’s test reports and communicate effectively to various engineering teams.
  • Has ability to effectively lead multiple projects simultaneously and meet schedule goals.
  • Empowered to collaborate among a diverse set of partners including US Engineering groups.


  • BS or MS in Mechanical, Mechatronics or equivalent engineering field.
  • 8+ years of demonstrated hands-on experience in reliability testing and analysis of mechanical, thermal, electrical systems.
  • Experience working with electromechanical tester and data acquisition systems to measure acceleration, temperature, pressure, force, strain and to use other common techniques in reliability test lab.
  • Proven ability in CAD design for test fixture fabrication and material handling with knowledge of machining and fabrication techniques.
  • Consistent record of writing up well written test plans, corrective actions and test result reports.
  • Working knowledge of test equipment including environmental chambers, vibration tables, tensile and compression testers, strain gauges, thermocouples, and electro-mechanical lab equipment.
  • Proven reliability program experience taking products through DFMEA, testing, field performance, and scale.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • proficiency using LabView, Python, or other data acquisition and analysis software.
  • Experience in consumer electronics or micromobility products a plus.

Benefits & Perks

  • Opportunity to join a fast-growing startup and help shape and establish the company’s industry leadership
  • Competitive health benefits
  • Unlimited PTO for salaried roles
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Monthly cell phone bill stipend
  • Wellness perk for salaried roles
Spin is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in an unlawful matter. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. Spin treats all employees and job applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competence without regard to any qualified individuals' sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Spin also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable local, state, and federal law. Spin is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in its job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

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