Lidar Validation Engineer

Foster City, CA
Advanced Hardware Engineering – Sensor Engineering
Full-time
Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.
In this role, Zoox is looking for a candidate with a background in lidar technology to support hardware testing for autonomous vehicles. In this role, candidates are expected to:

Responsibilities

    • Review lidar performance requirements for “testability”
    • Create (or use existing) software drivers, libraries and APIs to interface with hardware (e.g. gimbals, motion stages, measurement equipment, etc.) for the purposes of systems characterization and automation
    • Write test plans for lidar systems, include procedures that are traceable to corresponding system requirements
    • Document any anomalies or failures seen during testing
    • Assist internal engineering teams with failure analysis, corrective action, and re-testing
    • Provide input to internal engineering teams on improvements to testability and improving manufacturability
    • Establish processes for incoming quality checks
    • Drive suppliers to implement system improvements

Qualifications

    • B.S. in Physics, EE, or Optics
    • 3+ years experience working with lidar systems
    • Strong understanding of lidar physics, as well as experience with common architectures and technologies in automotive lidar
    • Experience with functional testing, reliability testing, and qualification of opto-mechanical or opto-electrical systems
    • Strong technical documentation and communication skills
    • Quantitative, data-driven mindsetUnix/Linux, C++, Python, Git/GitHub, MATLAB

Bonus Qualifications

    • Zemax, Solidworks
    • Confluence, JIRA
    • Integration of sensors with vehicle platforms
ABOUT ZOOX

Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.

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A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.