Product Qualification Engineer-Consumer Products
Neato Robotics - Newark, CA

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Neato Robotics is developing technology at the forefront of robotics & artificial intelligence.
Our products are designed to free people from household chores and will change how we all look at housekeeping tasks.

Our growing team consists of roboticists, mechanical, electrical and software engineering and product professionals who have launched brands that are now familiar names in consumer electronics. Our management team is seasoned in taking startups from early start up to multinational enterprises. Neato has a worldwide customer base, and global partners.

We are venture funded and located in Newark, CA. For more information on Neato robotics please visit our web site at

Reporting to the Director of QA you will carry responsibility for these essential responsibilities:

  • Develop reliability and Qualification Tests plans for Neato Robotics Products
  • Perform tests in all phases of the Design cycle: verification at EVT, DVT, and PVT
  • Perform tests and qualification of alternate source component during all phases of the product life cycle
  • Conduct MTTF, HALT/HAAS stress tests and accelerated tests (ALT)
  • Drive the implementation of Quality Programs across all functions in Neato Robotics and partners
  • Excellent debug skills in Hardware and Software
  • Failure analysis of products under Tests and driving Improvement actions before product release.
  • Develop quality activities in support of supplier IQC / OQC material inspections
  • Develop quality improvement programs to continuously improve quality
  • Experienced with FMEA concepts, and capable of running and driving FMEA sessions during the development cycle.
  • Familiar with ASTM, IEEE, IEC, and JEDEC standards for materials testing and characterization
  • Closed loop communications to Neato on all quality activities and ensure all risks are identified and solutions are provided.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable WW regulatory and environmental requirements and maintain a record of all applicable certifications – UL, IEC, RoHS, etc.
  • Be the focal point with suppliers for root cause analysis and corrective action implementation.
  • Lead the effort with suppliers for all First Article Inspection reports and ensure conformance for critical parameters.
  • Provide comprehensive Quality requirements for new products starting in the definition phase.
  • Work with Neato’s Customer Service team to ensure that defects are properly logged, tracked, and analyzed.
  • Help drive product development process improvement within the company
  • Work with the product development group to ensure appropriate tests and reliability program are properly documented
  • Perform statistical analysis and reporting of customer failures. Drive quality improvement initiatives based on customer failures.

Skills Required

  • EE or ME degree and 5+ years experience working in consumer electronics products
  • Strong background in product reliability testing and qualification of consumer products
  • Experience with high volume electromechanical products.
  • Strong background in Statistical Analysis and Sampling techniques
  • Hands on analysis techniques
  • Good background in Quality, Mechanical Designs, Electronics designs and Optical designs
  • Familiar in initiating SCAR activities with vendors
  • Demonstrated success in fast-paced start up environments

Please Note:

Neato Robotics does not accept resumes from headhunters, placement agencies or other employment suppliers. Therefore, any resume received from an employment agency supplier will be considered unsolicited, and Neato Robotics will not be obligated to pay a referral or placement fee.

Please be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship. We are not able to provide work-visa sponsorships at this time.

Applicants should be local to the Greater SF Bay Area. This is not a telecommuting position. This is a full-time regular position in our Newark office —