Senior Photonics Test 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:
We are looking for an expert in Photonics components and optical module test & characterization to join our core engineering team!

What you'll do:

  • Responsible for Laser and Photonics characterization at the wafer, chip-scale, and module assemblies.
  • Develop novel characterization and debug tests into standardized procedures to deliver statistically significant data sets.
  • Deliver test solutions for characterization of photonic integrated chips (PIC) at the wafer and chip scale.
  • Create designed experiments to map device performance while working with Design, Process, and System Engineering teams to stabilize and improve product screening at wafer-probe and package level testing.
  • Interact with suppliers and optimize characterization plans based on supplier's processes and capabilities.
  • Clearly document test procedures, mentor junior engineers, and supervise operators at Aeva’s validation lab.
  • Perform statistical analysis of large data sets to characterize and improve performance.
  • Provide test reports that summarize findings and present them to engineering teams and management.

What you have:

  • MS or Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optical Science, or related technical discipline.
  • Good understanding of photonics to understand and debug laser & photonics tests.
  • Hands-on experience with laser and photonics tests at wafer, bar, and chip level.
  • Experience with fiber alignment and automation.
  • Experience in Silicon Photonics R&D or product development. 
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate test findings and feedback to design

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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