Director, Photonics Design

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:
Lead and grow silicon photonics design and architecture team to deliver cutting edge solutions for next-gen lidar applications across business verticals

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead the development of next-gen photonics architectures for lidar applications
  • Lead and grow a team of photonics architects, designers, and integration engineers to deliver cutting edge solutions
  • Define, develop and own photonics roadmap for product intercept
  • Define silicon photonics R&D roadmap with clearly identified intercepts
  • Drive DFx methodologies across the team and broader company
  • Drive next-gen lidar architectures to maintain & enhance Aeva’s leadership in lidar
  • Interface with cross-functional teams to drive requirements from photonics into product design
  • Own & drive clear engineering requirement documentation and specifications across the teams to deliver products on schedule and within budget

What you have:

  • 10+ years of experience with leading in silicon photonics teams to deliver the product
  • Demonstrated experience with delivering cutting edge designs into production
  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams including process, test, packaging
  • Can-do attitude with a goal to deliver cutting edge solutions
  • Experience with several design cycles and product launch

Nice to have:

  • Experience with photonics reliability and packaging
  • Experience with silicon photonics process and test
  • Experience with launching products into the automotive market

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 a timecard
  • Paid lunches, ping pong tournaments, and fun team off-sites

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