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Senior Optical Alignment Engineer



Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023
About us:
Aeva’s mission is to bring the next wave of perception to a broad range of applications from automated driving to industrial robotics, consumer electronics, consumer health, security, and beyond. Aeva is transforming autonomy with its groundbreaking sensing and perception technology that integrates all key LiDAR components onto a silicon photonics chip in a compact module. Aeva 4D LiDAR sensors uniquely detect instant velocity in addition to 3D position, allowing autonomous devices like vehicles and robots to make more intelligent and safe decisions.
Role Overview:
Aeva is seeking to hire a talented and motivated Alignment Equipment Development Engineer to work closely with our design teams and contract manufacturers in developing precision optoelectronic alignment equipment. This person should have in-depth experience in micro-optic assembly techniques and equipment with a heavy emphasis on active alignment.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Development from concept to production release of in-house and outsourced active alignment equipment
  • Provide DFM feedback to the engineering team and own process related design decisions as related to active alignment
  • Work remotely and on-site with equipment manufacturers to solve equipment hardware and process related issues
  • Oversee failure analysis of process and assembly related issues
  • Source and buy-off assembly and test equipment required for production
  • Identify and select equipment suppliers for critical assembly processes

What you have:

  • 5+ years experience developing custom designed optoelectronic active alignment equipment
  • Expertise in mechanical design in Solidworks
  • Hands-on experience developing and debugging active aligner hardware and processes
  • A strong understanding and comfort of geometric optics and mechanical alignment hardware
  • Experience specifying and developing original alignment techniques and algorithms
  • Experience with automation hardware using precision stages, automated dispensing, and pneumatics
  • In-depth knowledge of micro-electronic assembly processes like die bonding, wire-bonding, epoxying, soldering, hermetic sealing
  • Strong knowledge of materials used in optoelectronic part design and assembly
  • Years of accumulated knowledge of working with equipment suppliers and contract manufacturers
  • A proven track record of bringing optoelectronic alignment solutions from concept to full production at contract manufacturers
  • Excellent project management and communication skills

Nice to have:

  • Experience working in an R&D environment
  • Experience designing and evaluating mechanical fixture parts and test equipment
  • Experience in SiP designs and assembly techniques
  • Expertise on micron level pick & place

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