Failure Analysis Engineer at Tonal
San Francisco, CA, US

Tonal has built the world’s most intelligent fitness system that is changing the way people work out at home. Tonal is a fresh approach to fitness that leverages hardware, software, video content, and artificial intelligence. Everyone who’s used our product, from professional athletes to fitness enthusiasts, has fallen in love.

At Tonal, we are applying our collective knowledge and creativity to reimagine fitness. We know firsthand that too many hurdles stand between each of us and our fitness goals. Drawing on decades of research and a diverse team of experts, we have created the most advanced strength training system available that makes working out more efficient, effective, and engaging.

We're passionate about building products that transform people's lives.




You will support Tonal’s Hardware Quality team by identifying the cause of failure, testing and diagnosing products, writing and sharing reports, and making recommendations. You will collaborate with a cross-functional team to develop and perform various failure analyses on systems and components to identify root cause for NPI and sustaining. You will partner closely with Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Customer Success and Field operations to analyze product performance, help reduce field and install failures and drive engineering actions to contain and to implement corrective action to prevent reoccurrence of problems. This role reports to our Head of Product Quality.


What You Will Do


Evaluate electrical and mechanical characteristics of components, sub-components, and systems to determine the root cause of failure

Partner with the development teams and Operations to drive root cause from field failures

Interact with design, firmware, process, product, test, and reliability engineering to solve problems

Research technology to understand root causes of test failures

Manage failure analysis activities

Provide feedback to Engineering and Operations teams to improve product reliability

Ability to multitask and meet deadlines

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions

Use various methods and equipment to perform failure analysis on customer returns, qualification failures, and other internal requests

Prepare concise and detailed failure reports and recommend corrective action to prevent reoccurrence of problems

Ability to read circuit schematics and layouts, and apply failure analysis procedures to identify the failure location and root causes (troubleshooting capability)

This position will require local and international travel


Who You Are


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science

Experience in high volume consumer product development and manufacturing

3+ years in a Failure Analysis Engineering role  

Data-driven, ability to deep dive into data, establish trends, condense or visualize data

Understanding of failure analysis methods

Experience working with CM or JDM partners in Asia

Great oral and written communication skills

Team player with high integrity

Open to feedback with an ongoing desire to improve

High degree of self-awareness.