Systems Architect

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 Systems Architect works cross-functionally with component and module engineering to specify and coordinate development efforts. They are the senior technical lead for each module/product. The Systems Architect is the primary technical point of contact with customers, providing definitive, empirical answers to technical questions with the support of dedicated characterization engineers on the product team.

What you'll be doing:

  • Capture & document explicit and implicit customer requirements
  • Provide technical support to customers as they evaluate Aeva’s products
  • Define and document requirements for the system
  • Lead requirements flow-down to subsystems
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to evaluate various system trade-offs
  • Advocate for necessary changes to subsystems
  • Work with product org, engineering management, & leadership team to define product roadmap

What you have:

  • PhD in relevant field, with 5 years industry experience or Masters with 10 years+
  • 2 years of experience in a customer-facing role
  • A broad and deep technical background with direct experience in lidar design and development
  • Experience interacting with customers and other stakeholders in collecting and distilling requirements
  • Subject matter expertise in at least one area of: optical beamsteering, lidar rangefinding, mixed-signal electronics, optics, optomechanics
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

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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