Optical Engineer


New South Wales, AU
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 01/13/2021
  • Website: baraja.com
  • Company Address: , Sydney

About Baraja

Self-driving is hard, your choice of LiDAR shouldn't be. Baraja has invented a new type of LiDAR called Spectrum-Scan™ which delivers the highest performance available to address the challenge of self-driving cars.

Job Description

Baraja is changing the world of self-driving cars, through the invention of a new type of LiDAR, called Spectrum-Scan™ which delivers the highest performance available in the smallest possible device on the market.

Originally founded in Sydney, Australia we are growing our Engineering team. We are already in production and use case, working with some of the leading automotive manufacturers globally.   Last year we closed a $42M A round with Sequoia, Blackbird and Main Sequence Venture Partners.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an Optical Engineer to work within a dynamic and collaborative environment across multiple priorities being optics design, product development, optical testing and maintenance of optical systems and specifications.

You will be required to use high level of creative thinking within a growing team, reporting directly to the Optical Team Leader/Product Development Manager.


Inside the role

  • Develop optical designs and simulations for next generation product
  • Assemble and characterise proof of concept and prototype systems
  • Perform product design reviews for new opto-mechanical systems
  • Engage in design for manufacturing analysis on optical components and systems to ensure manufacturability and assemblability
  • Use international standards to create optical component drawings in Solidworks and engage in supplier technical discussions
  • Work with quality management to investigate and analyse technical issues arising from current optical systems and design improvements if needed
  • Perform cost reduction analysis on existing and new optical assemblies
  • Design for and test variation and repeatability of optical system performance to expected environmental variants


About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in Physics or Optical Engineering
  • Experience with Zemax or similar (1 year)
  • Experience with SolidWorks
  • Experience with product design
  • Familiar with the agile methodology
  • Experience in Free Space optics experiments
  • Experience in Free Space optics design
  • Experience in manufacturing and quality control or reliability
  • Experience with Python and LabView
  • Experience in Fiber Optics experiments
  • Enthusiasm, determination, and a positive attitude
  • 2+ years’ experience in an optical industry


Be part of a high-performance team

We work toward our goals by being in constant communication in person and through a range of technologies. We also have big ears for feedback from customers to help us continually improve the Baraja experience. We are pretty good at what we do (but definitely not perfect), so you’ll be learning from and working with a top-flight team on a mission to be better every day.


What matters to us

We believe that our culture is one of our most important assets and we’ve wrapped it up with three key values that we do our best to live up to every day:

  • Hustle to deliver on hard and meaningful problems - what we’re doing is really ambitious and difficult so we’ll need plenty of hustle to get it done.
  • Develop sustained high performance - we’re figuring out what high performance looks like for the people on our team so we can support them and each other to perform at our best sustainably.
  • Build the machine that builds the machine - it’s not enough to design amazing products, we need to design the means to manufacture these products, at scale.


What are you waiting for? If this role excites you, we’re keen to have a chat!

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