Lead Systems Architect

Mountain View, CA
About us:
Aeva’s mission is to bring the next wave of perception to a broad range of applications from automated driving to industrial robotics, consumer electronics, consumer health, security, and beyond. Aeva is transforming autonomy with its groundbreaking sensing and perception technology that integrates all key LiDAR components onto a silicon photonics chip in a compact module. Aeva 4D LiDAR sensors uniquely detect instant velocity in addition to 3D position, allowing autonomous devices like vehicles and robots to make more intelligent and safe decisions. 

Role Overview:
The System Architecture Team Lead supervises a team of dedicated systems engineers to define product customizations for key customers. The System Architecture Team Lead is a technologist and people manager, responsible for organizing Aeva’s systems engineering group. In addition to leading technical responses to RFIs and RFQs from customers, this person works cross-functionally w/ component and module engineering team leads to specify and coordinate development efforts.

What you'll be doing:

  • Work with the Business Development team to provide formal responses to customer elicitations (RFIs & RFQs)
  • Lead systems architecture team in defining & documenting new product capabilities, architectures, and HW/SW subsystem requirements
  • Capture & document explicit and implicit customer requirements
  • Provide technical guidance to customers as they evaluate Aeva’s products
  • Help refine and mature Aeva’s systems engineering methodology
  • Define and document requirements for the system
  • Evaluate change requests, propose new product configurations and architectures to meet customer needs
  • Lead systems engineering team in flowing down requirements to subsystems
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to evaluate various system trade-offs
  • Advocate for necessary changes to subsystems
  • Work with product org, engineering management, & leadership team to define product roadmap

What you have:

  • PhD in relevant field
  • 10 years industry experience
  • 2 years of experience in a customer-facing role
  • A broad and deep technical background with direct experience in lidar design and development
  • Experince interacting with customers and other stakeholders in collecting and distilling requirements
  • Subject matter expertise in at least one area of: optical beamsteering, lidar rangefinding, mixed-signal electronics, optics, optomechanics
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

What's in it for you:

  • Be part of a fast paced and dynamic team
  • Very competitive compensation and meaningful stock grants
  • Exceptional benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and more
  • Unlimited PTO: We care about results, not punching timecards

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