HK Recruiting - Raleigh, North Carolina

The CAE Senior Reliability Engineer is an essential part of BD’s Corporate Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) team and will have the opportunity to significantly contribute to the advancement of BD’s next-generation medical products and enhance the current product portfolio. The CAE Senior Reliability Engineer, under the general direction of a Corporate CAE Associate Director, will apply engineering fundamentals and physics-based simulation technologies to evaluate and optimize medical device functionality of new and existing product designs. The CAE Senior Reliability Engineer will promote team development and growth as well as technology expansion using their expertise with engineering analysis tools, strong engineering fundamentals and general knowledge of common design and manufacturing practices. We are excited to add a highly motivated, self-directed individual that can adapt quickly and accommodate a wide range of physics-based simulations.


  • Provide advanced electronics design reliability analysis using ANSYS/Sherlock to support BD’s Medical, Interventional, and Life Sciences product development applications.
  • Operate as the reliability expert for the hardware product development teams regarding individual components, subsystems, and assemblies.
  • Utilize additional engineering tools (i.e., MATLAB, Python, hand-calculations, DOE’s, optimizations, etc.) in conjunction with reliability simulations and testing to develop optimal solutions and obtain a more in-depth understanding of engineering problems.
  • Interact independently with product development and hardware teams to examine options to leverage reliability tools and experimental testing to optimize part and product performance.
  • Grow Corporate CAE capabilities by performing independent research regarding electronic medical products' failure mechanisms to provide alternative materials, processes, and designs.
  • Maintain state-of-the-art CAE competencies in reliability simulations and design for reliability competencies through training courses, seminars, and industry conferences.
  • Promote and expand collaborative partnerships with BD’s business R&D teams, external partners, academic institutions, software vendors, and other related organizations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent. Advanced degrees preferred.
  • Minimum of 6 years of industry experience is required. May include relevant graduate-level educational experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience using ANSYS/Sherlock (previously DfR Solutions Sherlock) is required. Recent experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of failure physics for PCBA’s and electronic hardware engineering fundamentals is required.


  • Ideal candidate will also be proficient in one or more of the following: structural mechanics and thermal analyses using finite element analyses, computational fluid dynamics analyses, electromagnetic field simulations, and high-frequency electronic simulations.
  • Understanding of reliability statistics is strongly desired.
  • Programming/scripting experience, Python or MATLAB, is preferred
  • Knowledge of failure examination techniques such as optical microscopy, SEM, CT, X-Ray is preferred.
  • Proven ability to work with engineering professionals at all levels and to communicate with others effectively.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on providing guidance and insights.
  • Familiarity with three-dimensional CAD solid modeling software packages, preferably SolidWorks.
  • Experience in the medical industry is preferred.


  • Thorough, accurate, and timely completion of assigned responsibilities.
  • Adherence to all BD policies and procedures as well as any laws where applicable.
  • Effective written and verbal communication with management, project teams, and multifunctional personnel on a timely basis.
  • Work independently to identify actions needed to complete assignments and demonstrate a strong drive for results.
  • Manage assignments in accordance with project prioritization.

Posted On: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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