Failure Analysis/QA Engineer


Drobo makes award-winning storage arrays that provide an unprecedented combination of data protection, expandability, and ease of use. Based on the patented and proven BeyondRAIDTM technology, Drobo delivers the best storage experience ever for hundreds of thousands of consumers, professionals, and businesses.

Drobo is looking for a FA/QA Engineer to join our Engineering and Support teams in improving and managing our quality assurance process. 


    • Responsible for identifying and researching failures down to component level to improve product yield, quality and reliability.
    • Perform PCBA debugging on RMA return, determine the root cause of failure, analyzes failure reports and recommends corrective action to prevent reoccurrence of problems.
    • Develop and manage methods for tracking process failure trends based on failure analysis results.
    • Manage and review CM Yield Report, make commendations to improve manufacturing yield and quality of Drobo products.
    • Generate product field tracking reports for Drobo products that show performance compared to expected trends or goals for return rates
    • Managing the Evaluation of NPI products, implementation of test procedures and strategies before transfer them to off shore CM.
    • Oversee Drobo quality assurance process
    • Performs other related duties as required or as directed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering
  • 3+ years in root cause failure analysis experience and/or electrical engineering
  • Familiar with failure analysis tools, techniques, and processes
  • Solid knowledge of electronics (digital and analog); ability to solder surface mount electronics.
  • Expertise with electronic test equipment (digital/analog) such as Logic analyzer, ICE, oscilloscope and test systems to do board failure analysis and debug.
  • Must know databases, EXCEL, MS Word. 
  • Excellent communication skills (both writing & verbal).
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced, multiple project environment

Drobo Benefits:

  • Competitive Base Salary and Incentive (Stock Option) plan
  • Comprehensive benefit plan
  • 100% Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Unlimited Vacation Plan

Drobo appreciates your interest in our company. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are interested, please send an email to with your resume and experience.

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