Laser Design Engineer


Mountain View, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 12/28/2020
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  • Company Address: 555 Bryant Street, #940, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

About Aeva

Aeva is a company that develops a sensing and perception paradigm for autonomous machines. Its product provides precise velocity measurements. .

Job Description

We are looking for an expert in IIIV design to join our core engineering team!

What you'll do:

    • Responsible for design of leading edge IIIV devices including high power lasers and optical amplifiers in the O- and C-band
    • Understand the fab process to take in to account design-process interactions and drive layout
    • Own tape outs of novel IIIV device structures to improve power, efficiency and reflection tolerance
    • Work with test team to define and develop testing for new devices
    • Define test plan for devices and circuits and assist with execution as needed
    • Own the development of novel IIIV epitaxy for the development of high power, high efficiency, industry defining devices.

What you have:

    • Demonstrated experience with design and development IIIV epitaxy, devices and structures for high power CW applications
    • Detailed knowledge of the physics of IIIV devices
    • Expertise in the design of IIIV lasers and SOA for O- and C-band
    • Expert at defining and executing grounds up IIIV device design flows
    • Demonstrated experience with several successful design, tape-out, test cycles
    • Experience with back reflection and stray light management strategies
    • PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optical Science or related technical discipline 

Nice to have:

    • Experience with designing devices that are currently in production
    • Experience in optical simulation software to evaluate laser and SOA designs
    • Experience in qualifying high volume IIIV components 
    • Hands on experience with the packaging of IIIV devices

What's in it for you:

    • Be part of an early start-up that's backed by industry leading venture capitalists
    • Very competitive compensation and meaningful equity
    • Exceptional benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision,401k matching, and more
    • Unlimited PTO: We care about results, not punching timecard
    • Paid lunches, ping pong tournaments, and fun team off-sites
Aeva develops a new sensing & perception paradigm for autonomous machines. Aeva's technology brings together the best of vision, depth & motion sensors into a single product with superior performance. Compared to today's best in class, it provides greater range & resolution across weather conditions and a new dimension to precisely measure velocity of every pixel in the scene.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.