Sensors/Camera, Hardware Engineering

This position is for designing, developing, calibrating, and testing high-performance cameras and LiDAR systems for self-driving cars. The position will involve various tasks in Optical Engineering spanning the product lifecycle. This role will require experience in optical system analysis, optical design, stray light analysis, tolerancing, prototyping, testing, supplier development, and NPI. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in non-sequential ray-tracing, scripting, optimization, scatter theory, and a track record of innovation and execution on high value products. This position offers a good deal of responsibility and the opportunity to contribute to high visibility tasks for hardware development. is a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. Xmotors is the first new EV company to get car off the assemble line in China, and just raised $3.31B in A Rounds to speed up the development of autonomous driving and testing in California.

  • Design, test, and deploy high performance EO-IR imaging and laser systems.
  • Analyze optical systems using ray tracing software to evaluate optical performance, stray light, manufacturing defects, and environmental effects.
  • Develop scatter models to represent physical phenomena.
  • Work closely with mechanical engineers, manufacturing engineers, reliability engineers and supply chain to develop robust, high performance, affordable systems.
  • Collaborate across the organization to develop stray light requirements and methods of evaluation and analyze and present data collected from sensor systems, and develop tools to help do so.
Minimum qualifications:
  • BS/BA in Optical Engineering or a closely related field and industry experience.
  • Experience with analysis in ray tracing software such as Zemax, Code V, FRED, ASAP, or Light Tools.
  • Experience with stray light analysis, scatter models, optical surface treatments, and surface contamination and experience with scripting, data analysis and image processing in MATLAB, Python, C++ or similar.
  • Experience with imaging systems and laser systems and experience with optical testing for individual components and systems.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Optical Engineering and 15 years of experience.
  • Expertise in stray light analysis using FRED software.
  • Track record of innovation and solving challenging problems in optical engineering.
  • Familiarity with opto-mechanical engineering, GD&T, and CAD software such as Solidworks or Catia.
  • Experience with volume manufacturing, design for cost, engineering and manufacturing process (e.g. six sigma).

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