Test Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering


Orlando, FL, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Post Date: 06/01/2021
  • Website: luminartech.com
  • Company Address: , Orlando, FL

About Luminar

Pioneering the future of autonomous transportation.

Job Description

Luminar is an autonomous vehicle sensor and software company with the vision to make autonomy safe and ubiquitous. We built a new type of lidar from the chip-level up with breakthroughs across all core components. As a result, we have created the only lidar sensor that meets the stringent performance, safety and cost requirements for Level 3–Level 5 autonomous vehicles. Integrating this advanced hardware with Luminar’s custom developed software stack enables a turn-key autonomous solution. We have rapidly gained 50 industry partners, including 7 of the top 10 global automotive OEMs. Founded in 2012, Luminar is a 350+ person team with offices in Palo Alto, Orlando, Colorado Springs, Detroit, and Munich.


We are a diverse team of passionate and driven individuals, making us a powerhouse of innovation, design, engineering, and manufacturing.  We are hiring the best and the brightest to accelerate the industry, and bring forward the next transportation revolution.


  • Support new lidar test systems and components as part of a key strategy in a vertically integrated organization
  • Lead and execute test development and improvement projects from conception to completion
  • Identify recent external advancements in appropriate technical field and qualify into production as capable test processes
  • Drive culture of Manufacturing Engineering excellence
  • Drive continuous improvement
  • Support manufacturing of released test processes and products including generating and documenting work instructions and support training of personnel.
  • Support daily needs of manufacturing team through improvements, troubleshooting, and engineering guidance
  • Evaluate, procure, and qualify new manufacturing test equipment and tools

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (Optical, Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical, Physics) or exceptional industrial experience in closely related technologies
  • 5+ years of recent experience in test processes of lidar, lasers, systems engineering or related discipline
  • Hands on working experience with optical fibers, lasers, optics, electronics and precision opto-mechanical systems and tools
  • Strong record of problem solving through structured methodologies and implementing robust processes and systems
  • Situational leadership skills and ability to work with cross functional & multi-site teams effectively
  • Project leadership and systems engineering experience
  • Experience with mechanical drawings, basic tooling and fixture design
  • Working knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO9001, IATF 16949)
  • Hands-on test experience; interpretation of test and lab results
  • Experience with LabVIEW, NI or Vector tools

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Reliability-related and Robustness Validation Testing
  • Automotive OEM, Tier 1 industry experience
  • Understanding of AIAG (e.g. APQP, PPAP, FMEA, DVP&R, etc.)
  • Understanding of ISO26262 / FuSA compliance for safety critical requirement
  • Experience with Shainin Red X, Lean Six Sigma including Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and/or Design for Reliability (DfR)





Luminar is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation and that the accommodation would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please let us know if you believe you require reasonable accommodation, or if you would like assistance to complete an application or to participate in an interview at the company.

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