Photodetector Design Engineer

Posted on 6/4/2024

Luminar Technologies

Luminar Technologies

501-1,000 employees

Develops vehicle safety and autonomy technologies

Automotive & Transportation

Compensation Overview

$114k - $160kAnnually

+ Equity awards + Tuition reimbursement

Mid, Senior

Cranbury, NJ, USA

  • MS or PhD degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, or a related discipline
  • 3+ years experience designing semiconductor photodetectors
  • Strong subject matter expertise in compound semiconductor photodetector design
  • Strong structured problem-solving skills
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral
  • Interface with internal and external photodetector customers to define requirements for all relevant photodetector device attributes
  • Design photodiode epitaxial wafer structures to meet device requirements targets, including selection of growth technology and strategy for ensuring epi-structures meet their design specifications
  • Design photodiode lateral configuration, including photolithography mask GDS layouts for device fabrication consistent with available process libraries and flow definitions
  • Define device characterization requirements and measurement techniques for obtaining photodetector characterization data
  • Analyze photodetector characterization data to assess conformance with performance requirements
  • Define qualification test strategies to meet customer quality requirements
  • Lead failure analysis and root cause corrective actions to eliminate both design-related and fabrication-related failure mechanisms
  • Interface closely with both internal and external wafer foundries to support fabrication and delivery of photodetector products

Luminar Technologies, a leader in vehicle safety and autonomy, offers a collaborative work environment abundant with opportunities for professional growth. Specializing in advanced sensor technologies, like the Iris lidar sensor, and comprehensive solutions such as the Sentinel™ full-stack platform, the company partners with industry giants like NVIDIA and Intel’s Mobileye. This fosters a dynamic and innovative culture, making it an ideal workplace for those keen on contributing to cutting-edge advancements in the automotive industry.

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Orlando, Florida



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