Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Lidar Test Systems

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:
We are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to contribute to the mechanical design of our test and qualification systems.

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead the design of test fixtures and overall test hardware design for photonics components, optical modules, opt-mechanical assemblies, and boards required for the Lidar system.
  • Collaborate with hardware and product engineering teams to design novel Lidar performance, calibration, and reliability test infrastructure for our Lidar products.
  • Lead the bring-up of testing equipment throughout the entire product design lifecycle.
  • Interface with ATE vendors and other test hardware suppliers, OSATs, and contract manufacturers for DFT and DFM feedback, part quoting, and procurement.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed design documents and BOM for test systems.

What you'll have:

  • 5+ years of experience with detailed design, development, and validation of mechanical assemblies.
  • Solid understanding of design for test (DfT) and design for manufacturing (DFM).
  • Experience with test engineering and associated instrumentation and thermal management for photonics components such as die scale photonics integrated circuits, laser, and detectors arrays on subassemblies.
  • Experience with Lidar test systems and associated infrastructure for calibration.
  • Experience with test fixtures and load board design for custom testers used for photonics as well as semiconductor industry standard HVM ATE testers.
  • Knowledge in manufacturing processes with various metal and plastic materials (including machining, die-cutting, die-casting, and injection molding).
  • Experience with SolidWorks for designing test fixtures for motion system integration, DUT socketing mechanical design, and DUT thermal management.
  • Good understanding of geometric optics.
  • The ability and desire to design in CAD and be hands-on with assembly and test.
  • A desire to learn, innovate and express your ideas in a fast-moving collaborative environment.

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 equity!
  • Exceptional benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and more!
  • 401k matching 
  • Unlimited PTO: We care about results, not punching timecards
  • Paid lunches, ping pong tournaments, and fun team off-sites!

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