Manager, Photonics Validation

Mountain View, CA
About us:
Aeva is building the next generation of sensing and perception for autonomous vehicles and beyond. With its unique ability to measure instantaneous velocity for each pixel, long-range performance at high resolutions, while being free from LiDAR or sunlight interference, Aeva’s 4D LiDAR is built from the ground up at silicon photonics scale for mass-market applications.

Role Overview:
We are looking for an experienced manager to lead the validation of photonics components & assemblies.

What you'll be doing:

  • Build and manage the validation team, in charge of characterization of photonics components, boards, subassemblies, and modules.
  • NPI EVT characterization of lasers, amplifiers, silicon photonics components, circuits, and R&D devices for next-gen lidar products.
  • Train and mentor test engineers and operators on novel characterization methods as well as prepare standard operating procedures for routine tests.
  • Prepare test plans and coordinate the test team’s execution. Expected to engage hands-on as and when needed.
  • Ensure summary test reports are prepared and presented to the cross-functional hardware engineering teams.
  • Optimize operations when there are resource constraints, frequently assess and manage the team’s project priorities and focus areas.
  • Provide period updates to the engineering leadership and product management to ensure tight alignment with NPI validation and company goals. 

What you have:

  • More than 5-years of experience managing a test team or in an NPI validation technical leadership position
  • Background in Silicon Photonics device physic, high power laser, and optical amplifier characterization, and associated performance metrics
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate to broad cross-functional teams and drive decisions

What's in it for you:

  • Be part of an early start-up that's backed by industry-leading venture capitalists
  • Very competitive compensation and meaningful stock grants
  • Exceptional benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and more
  • Unlimited PTO: We care about results, not punching timecard
  • Paid lunches, ping pong tournaments, and fun team off-sites

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