Full-Time

Staff Photonics Engineer

Posted on 6/4/2024

Aurora Innovation

Aurora Innovation

1,001-5,000 employees

Develops autonomous driving systems for vehicles

Industrial & Manufacturing
Data & Analytics
Hardware

Senior

Mountain View, CA, USA

Requirements
  • Master / Ph.D. degree in physics, electrical, or computer engineering or relevant fields
  • 3+ years of research or industrial experience with opto-electronic systems
  • Fundamental understanding of electronics, optics and integrated photonics
  • Fundamental understanding of signal processing and control systems
  • Proficiency in Python or similar object-oriented programming languages
Responsibilities
  • Perform verification and validation (“V&V”) for photonics modules, based on formally derived requirements
  • Design, prototype and bringup of integrated Lidar modules and systems that are based on silicon photonics, III-V components and integrated circuits
  • Develop software to support calibration and performance testing of integrated lidar modules
  • Develop system-level simulations for integrated photonics chip and associated modules to define specifications, verify functionalities, and optimize performance
  • Work with cross-functional teams to support the development of full Lidar system

Aurora is developing the Aurora Driver, an intelligent autonomous driving system designed for multiple vehicle types, including freight-hauling trucks and ride-hailing passenger vehicles. The technology incorporates a fusion of sensor types, high definition mapping data, and continuous training on public roads and in virtual tests to ensure safe and efficient autonomous transport.

Company Stage

IPO

Total Funding

$5.4B

Headquarters

Mountain View, California

Founded

2017

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

-14%

2 year growth

16%

Benefits

Medical, Vision, Life Insurance

Paid leave

Vacation, Holidays & Sick Time

LinkedIn Learning

Aurora Academy

401(k)

Commuter Benefits

Flexible Spending Account

Onsite Food

PerkSpot

Working from Home Support

Emotional & Physical Wellness

Employee Assistance Program