They are seeking an Optical Design Engineer to work on bringing hardware design to life from initial design to testing and validation. Because of their state-of-the-art approach to bringing compute to lidar, you will have the unique opportunity to define the design paradigms for optical systems for automotive sensing. The ideal candidate is passionate about building production-ready systems and has deep experience in optical designs and system architecting. To excel in this role, you should be comfortable carrying out hardware design cycles with a high degree of autonomy and process.
They offer health insurance (medical, dental, vision), 401(k) w/ employer matching and generous (but intentionally not unlimited!) PTO.
They provide also free breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks and organize company social events & retreats
Participate in system and sub-system level design trades and develop requirements
Create and manage master link budget and dynamic range budget
Root-cause and resolve hardware issues as they appear and incorporate learnings into new designs
Select vendors and components
Conduct experiments, analyze data, interpret results, test and evaluate theoretical designs
Identify, formulate and produce effective solutions to emerging problems
Engage in lifelong learning and develop new theories or methods
Evaluate the final product’s overall performance, reliability and safety
2+ years experience in an optics, hardware engineering or closely related role
BS or MS in Optical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related field
Demonstrated expertise with link budgets, SNR, photon counts
Demonstrated ability to design and develop a significantly sized optical product
Prior non-imaging optics work experience
Experience with optomechanical systems including pointing and beam steering
Significant practical experience with optical analysis software (Zemax, Synopsys, etc)
To be eligible to apply for this position through Startuplifers you must be currently studying towards a degree or have graduated from a Finnish or a Swedish university
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This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.
Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.