Vehicle System 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:
We are looking for a Vehicle Test Engineer to design, build, and operate our test vehicles.

What you'll be doing:

  • Design and build vehicle-mounted electrical and mechanical test equipment
  • Design and implement electrical and mechanical modifications to vehicles to improve test processes
  • Operate vehicles during customer and investor demonstrations
  • Design and conduct test scenarios exercising limiting cases for sensors
  • Troubleshoot issues with vehicle and sensor setup
  • Contribute to data mining and archiving processes

What you have:

  • BS in Engineering, Physics, Math, or Computer Science
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record 
  • Familiarity with mechanical and wiring tools (drills, calipers, torque wrenches, crimpers)
  • Familiarity with basic electrical troubleshooting equipment (multimeters, oscilloscopes)
  • Experience with command-line tools in Linux
  • Experience with version control tools like Git or Subversion
  • Experience with IT equipment setup (networking, monitors)
  • Ability to climb/stand on ladders and maneuver around the vehicle 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Nice to have:

  • Experience with visual health checks of autonomous vehicle sensor output
  • Experience with mechanical CAD/PLM (SolidWorks, NX)
  • Experience with PCB schematic capture and layout tools (Cadence, Altium)
  • Familiarity with machine shop tools (drill press, bandsaw, mill, lathe)
  • Object-oriented programming skills in Python, C++, or MATLAB
  • Experience doing your own vehicle maintenance or repair
  • Experience with cable routing in an automotive, marine, or server room environment

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 stock grants
  • 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

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