Optical Systems 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:
Our products are complex, spanning multiple engineering domains. Aeva is looking to bring an energetic test engineer who can characterize different engineering building-blocks in the stage of design, bringup, and debugging of new hardware and signal processing features. This role requires in-depth knowledge of our entire technology stack, to aid in complex tasks such as electro-optical performance optimization and root cause analysis of sensing artifacts. The person who fills this role will need a broad background spanning optics, electronics, and signal processing to understand these features at the system level and provide support for cross-functional bringup and debugging of features on new and existing products. 

The Optical Systems Test Engineer is in the Product organization, as part of the New Concepts development group.

What you'll be doing:

  • Designing and executing test plans for prototype hardware of next generation LiDAR technology
  • Conducting design of experiments and performing hands-on bench-top testing of optical components, subassemblies, and electromechanical actuators and systems
  • Speccing and designing custom parts, equipment, and measurement setups
  • Analyzing data and reporting results to broad teams

What you have:

  • B.S. in Optical Sciences, Physics, EE, or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience with bench-top testing of optical or electromechanical or photonics components and assemblies
  • Experience with electrical diagnosis tools, power supplies, and oscilloscopes
  • Experience scripting and automating testing in Matlab or similar environment
  • A desire to learn, innovate, and express your ideas in a fast-moving collaborative environment

Nice to have:

  • M.S. degree with research experience in physics, optical sciences, or equivalent
  • Experience with ray-tracing software such as Zemax or FRED
  • Experience designing precision fixtures in CAD, and creating mechanical drawings and geometric tolerances. Solidworks experience preferred
  • Experience in either of the following is a plus: Sequential and non-sequential optical simulations, photonics design or characterization, CMOS cameras, high-precision optical systems (CMM, OMM, etc.)

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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