Senior Actuator Design 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 experienced design engineer to develop our current and next generation LiDAR mechanical scanning systems.

What you'll be doing:

  • Work with our vendors to design high-precision high-bandwidth electromechanical actuators and control systems including galvos, VCMs, and polygons.
  • Take responsibility for all aspects of development including design, supplier oversight, build and validation support, and reliability test plans/FA.
  • Evaluate mechanical design over temperature, tolerance, and assembly conditions to ensure successful transition to mass production. 
  • Develop test methodology, fixtures, and equipment to validate designs and qualify changes.  
  • Work closely with controls engineering and electrical engineering to ensure successful system integration.

What you have:

  • 7+ years of experience designing precision electromechanical subassemblies and control systems shipped in mass production.
  • Knowledge of mass production manufacturing processes including stamping, forging, casting, CNC; assembly processes including winding, bonding, welding, swaging, etc.
  • Experience designing complex assemblies in CAD and releasing detailed drawings (Solidworks or NX preferred). 
  • Strong knowledge of bearings, coatings, lubricants, seals, brushless motors, VCM coil design, and encoders.
  • A passion for making great products, challenging yourself and others, and developing talented engineers. 
  • B.S. in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of digital controller design techniques and real-world experience implementing precision motion control.
  • Electromagnetic simulation experience (eg Maxwell) correlated to real world performance.
  • Experience designing components for optical sensors.
  • Experience designing automotive components.
  • Experience designing safety-critical components in a regulated industry.
  • M.S. with focus in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics, controls, or robotics.

What's in it for you:

  • Be part of and help grow 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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