Photonics Test Technician

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.

We are looking for an experienced photonics test technician for Aeva’s in-house validation lab.

What you'll do:

  • Responsible for operating testers for characterizing photonics components such as laser, optical amplifier, circuits, subassemblies, and modules.
  • Responsible for screening photonic circuits and modules in the NPI line.
  • Perform test station integration such as test fixture assembly, optical and electrical instrumentation connections, probe card, and fiber coupler installation.
  • Run test system debugs and gauge repeatability and reproducibility tests while recording results.
  • Perform PCB rework and assembly such as soldering and board repair.
  • Work with test engineering and lab management to document standard operating procedures for new test stations.
  • Maintain lab inventories and interact with vendors to assist with the procurement of essential lab supplies

What you'll have:

  • 5+ years of experience in testing photonic devices, PICs, and optical modules in a development/NPI environment.
  • Hands-on experience with fiber and lens alignment and electrical device characterization.
  • Experience with laser and photonics test systems such as wafer, bar, and chip/die testers.
  • Experience with operating optical/electrical test instruments such as OSA, tunable lasers, detectors, polarization controllers, power supplies, and RF instruments. 
  • Must be detailed oriented, follows documented procedures and engineering instructions, and observe required lab safety protocols.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate test findings

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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