Senior Actuator Controls 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 controls engineer to develop control systems for LiDAR mechanical scanning systems.

What you'll be doing:

  • Design digital controllers for high-precision, high-bandwidth laser scanners including galvos, VCMs, and polygons.
  • Characterize systems and create dynamic models of mechanical and electrical systems. 
  • Tune and validate controllers to ensure stability over challenging temperature and mechanical perturbations. Develop automated tuning systems.
  • Collaborate with electrical engineering and software teams to spec and implement custom feedback and drive hardware including PCBs and ASICs.

What you have:

  • 6+ years experience designing and implementing controllers for mass production or high-volume capital projects.
  • Strong fundamentals in linear systems analysis, stability, and controller design
  • Strong system characterization skills.
  • B.S. in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science

Nice to have:

  • M.S. or Phd with focus in controls, robotics, computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or  mechatronics.
  • Experience with control of non-linear systems
  • Experience developing in an RTOS environment (Cortex R5 preferred). 
  • Experience with safety-critical applications in a regulated industry (automotive, medical, etc).
  • Experience with lasers and optical metrology.

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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