Senior Staff Laser Engineer

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:
Lead and own layout and design of high power III-V devices for Lidar applications

What you'll be doing:

  • Responsible for the III-V devices to be taped out at partner foundries. 
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure III-V Devices meets DFX requirements
  • Drive design for excellence for high power lasers and amplifiers
  • Drive resolution of product manufacturing issues (Epi, wafer process, and coating) at external foundries

What you'll have

  • 2+ years of experience with edge-emitting laser design.
  • Comfortable with Photonics Layout software (OptoDesigner/Klayout)
  • Comfortable with analyzing large datasets using JMP/R/Python
  • Demonstrated experience with characterization and testing of edge-emitting lasers and developing test plans thereof
  • Can-do attitude with a zeal to solve complex problems in a cross-functional product development environment
  • Experience with working in a fast-paced, agile environment


  • Experience with one of MOCVD/III-V wafer process/ III-V backend process

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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