Product Design Engineering Manager

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 an experienced Product Design Engineering Manager to lead and help build our system-level product design engineering team.

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead the product design engineering team through architecture and detailed mechanical design of complex products with challenging optical, electrical, and environmental requirements.
  • Manage and provide mentorship to engineers on your team, ensuring both individual growth and development as well as project success. 
  • Act as a cross functional leader, and clear roadblocks to ensure the larger team is successful.
  • Take responsibility for all aspects of product development including design, supplier oversight, build and validation support, and reliability test plans/FA. 
  • Drive design reviews, evaluate technical design direction, and fill in with design work when needed. 
  • Work with EPMs to set project schedule and budget.
  • Identify hiring needs and drive recruiting as needed. 

What you have:

  • 3+ years experience managing, leading, or developing individuals and groups, with proven ability to make others successful.
  • 6+ years experience with detail design, development and validation of mechanical, optical, and electrical assemblies for mass manufacturing. 
  • Solid understanding of design for assembly and integration in complex mechanical, optical, and electrical systems.
  • Expertise in manufacturing processes with metal and plastic materials, including machining, forging, die-casting, MIM, and injection/compression molding. Experience with bonding and welding techniques. Experience with coatings and cosmetic markings. 
  • Experience in design for manufacturing across the entire product lifecycle from concept through volume production including working with overseas contract manufactures. 
  • A passion for making great products, challenging yourself and others, and developing talented engineers. 
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Nice to have:

  • M.S. with focus in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, controls, or robotics.
  • Experience building an engineering team from the ground up at a startup or “skunkworks” initiative at an established company. 
  • Experience designing in Solidworks
  • Experience designing or integrating precision actuators and optics in assemblies like cameras, lidars, hard drives etc.  

What's in it for you:

  • 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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