Senior Manager, Laser Design



Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2023
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, and 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 III-V (semiconductor Lasers and Optical Amplifiers) Device Team to deliver cutting-edge solutions for next-gen lidar applications

What you'll do:

  • Lead a team of engineers to transition lasers and amplifiers from development to production
  • Develop engineering requirement documents for a variety of product lines to ensure devices meet required performance, yield, and cost metrics
  • Lead integration of III-V devices into lidar product lines by working across teams to develop packaging and integration based on BKM
  • Lead design for performance to specs, manufacturing, reliability, test – DFx methodologies
  • Own definition of test strategy & oversee implementation for validation, reliability, NPI, and production
  • Define lot strategy and splits to improve the performance of base designs developed in R&D
  • Own the NPI and transition to high volume production of cutting edge III-V device with high yield and low cost
  • 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'll have:

  • 10+ years of experience leading teams to deliver lasers and/or SOAs into production
  • Experience with laser and optical amplifier reliability and packaging
  • Demonstrated experience with delivering cutting-edge designs into production
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams including process, test, packaging, and reliability
  • Can-do attitude with a goal to deliver cutting-edge solutions
  • Experience with several design cycles and product launch

Nice to haves:

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

What's in it for you:

  • Very competitive compensation and meaningful equity!
  • Exceptional benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and more!
  • Unlimited PTO: Take all the time you need.
  • Paid lunches, ping pong tournaments, and fun team off-sites!