Optical Engineer | Aeva

Date Posted: 
Monday, November 16, 2020
Position Location: 
Mountain View, CA
Job Description: 
Aeva is looking to bring on an Optical Engineer to join our dynamic, fast paced and highly innovative environment. The position will contribute to the design, development and testing of complex optical sub-components and systems used within Aeva’s LiDAR coherent sensing system.

What you'll be doing:

  • Design and analyze optical systems, including developing optical architectures , evaluating tolerances, manufacturability, light budgets and other trade-offs.
  • Perform sequential and non-sequential simulations of optical systems.
  • Direct specification development for detailed drawings of optical components
  • Generate and document new IP

What you have:

  • Bachelors or Masters in optical engineering, physics, or related field.
  • 3+ years experience maturing optical systems designs from proof of concept to production
  • Ability to model and script in ZEMAX, Code V, Fred, or similar
  • Experience in tolerance analysis, stray-light and scattering analysis
  • Experience with precision optical, micro-optic and/or fiber optic components
  • Hands-on laboratory skills in setting up, testing, validating, and troubleshooting optical, fiber optic and opto-mechanical subsystems
  • Knowledge of limitations fabrication of optics (molded, polished, diamond turned) as well as micro structures

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
  • 401K matching
  • Exceptional benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and more
  • Unlimited PTO: We care about results, not punching timecard
  • Paid lunches, ping pong tournaments, and fun team off-sites
Aeva develops a new sensing & perception paradigm for autonomous machines. Aeva's technology brings together the best of vision, depth & motion sensors into a single product with superior performance. Compared to today's best in class, it provides greater range & resolution across weather conditions and a new dimension to precisely measure velocity of every pixel in the scene.