Prototyping Electrical 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:
The Prototyping Electrical Engineer works in our New Concepts group, helping bring our next generation products to life. In this role, you will develop prototypes of new product categories, helping show how our FMCW lidar technology scales and adapts to new problem domains. This role focuses on exploring new concepts, and will involve rapidly prototyping electronic systems using a mix of off-the-shelf components & modules (Raspberry Pis, power supplies, etc), modules developed in-house by our system EE team, and custom one-off PCBAs made for the task at hand. The ideal candidate needs to be able to rapidly design, debug/bring up, and evaluate prototype electronic assemblies to help speed up our prototyping efforts. We are looking for somebody who is resourceful and pragmatic, who will come up to speed quickly in new technologies and find the fastest path to a working solution. 

While your prototypes will not be mass produced, your design choices need to keep manufacturability in mind. A candidate with experience through every phase of the development cycle is preferred.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Architect, design, and bring up/debug electronic, electro-optical, and electro-mechanical modules and system
  • Work with the rest of the New Concepts team to build demonstrators of new technologies, features, and product concepts
  • Design custom PCBs for demo systems
  • Drive rapid prototyping of PCBs and PCBAs at our suppliers
  • New PCBA bringup, debugging
  • Scripting/configuring programmable controllers (Raspberry Pi, motor controllers, etc)
  • Help evaluate new sensor and electronics technologies for ease of integration into our products
  • Prototype driver circuits for new electromechanical modules 
  • Work with product org, engineering management, & leadership team to help define product roadmap

What you have:

  • MS in relevant field and 5 years industry experience
  • Brought at least one product from prototype phase to market
  • A broad and deep technical background with direct experience in lidar and/or other electro-optical system design and development
  • Experience in a rapid prototyping environment
  • Subject matter expertise in at least one area of: analog front-ends, motor driver circuits, power supplies, sensors/transducers, photonics, sensor device physics
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

What’s in for you:

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

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