Staff Mechanical Engineer
Posted on 7/19/2023
Aurora Innovation

1,001-5,000 employees

Leading company in self-driving vehicles
Company Overview
Aurora is on a mission to build self-driving technology that will revolutionize the future of transportation. Its flagship product, the Aurora Driver, is a platform that brings together software, hardware, and data services, to autonomously operate passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and heavy-duty trucks
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Product Design
Mechanical Engineering
  • BS / MS in Mechanical Engineering + 5 years of industry experience in Mechanical Design
  • Senior or Staff level experience is required for this position
  • Extensive product design background with strong product design fundamentals (ideally with volume)
  • Proficient in CAD design - Catia V6 preferred, not required
  • GD&T fundamentals
  • Strong presentation and communication skills for driving critical design decisions
  • Knowledge of rapid prototyping, design-for-manufacture, design-for-test, and design-of-experiments
  • Partner with our systems, electrical and R+D teams to develop A sample product designs of our next generation LIDAR systems
  • Support existing production of our current generation LIDAR systems including support of engineering change requests and general sustaining requests
  • Work with reliability and design validation teams to progress A sample designs to B sample maturity
  • Work with suppliers to integrate DFM/DFA feedback during B sample development
  • Work with contract manufacturers to scale B sample production and manage C sample modifications
  • Design prototype and mass-production parts including machined, injection-molded, formed, die-casted, extruded, etc
  • Perform design analysis including stress, strain, thermal, modal, and tolerance
  • Create 2-D drawings and documentation with GD&T fundamentals
  • Perform root cause analysis and drive towards mediations
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience ruggedizing hardware for harsh environments (automotive a )
  • Experience with integrated optics and flip chip assembly
  • Experience with photonic integrated circuits
  • Experience with high-speed electronics package design and/or laser package design
  • Experience miniaturizing photonic systems
  • Sealing and ingress protection experience
  • PCBA design and packaging experience
  • Optomechanical experience (lenses, mirrors, ray traces, etc.)
  • Experience shielding electronics with EMC/EMI considerations
  • Experience designing thermal solutions for high power densities
  • Experience with common photonics technology such as optical amplifiers, light sources (such as lasers), transmission media, detectors, modulators, etc
  • Automotive background
  • Lidar, radar or general sensor tech background