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Optical Systems Integration Engineer

Luminar Technologies, Orlando, FL, United States
Employer Description
Our vision is to power every autonomous vehicle with the first LiDAR capable of making them both safe and scalable. It’s easy to get an autonomous vehicle to work 99% of the time, but it’s the last 1% that’s preventing them from becoming a reality. That’s where we come in. We’ve built a breakthrough LiDAR from the chip level up, delivering 50x better resolution and 10x longer range than the most advanced LiDARs available today. Luminar is not just a sensor, but the core of a platform that can enable the industry to have safe autonomous vehicles on the road.
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.
Job Description
We are seeking a talented Optical Systems Integration Engineer to contribute to our LIDAR system development, integration, and test.    The successful candidate will join a cross-functional team that combines light sources, beam delivery systems, detectors, firmware, and software to create market-leading LIDAR systems.  The position requires an understanding of opto-mechanical system design, data acquisition, and data analysis. The individual will focus on bringing new products from prototype to production, from component-level prototype testing to evaluation of final product performance.  
  • Design verification of new sub-systems and functionality at a systems level
  • Create Bills of Material and procure parts for sub-assembly tests stations
  • Work closely with Systems Test Team to develop test plans and analyze data
  • Create internal documentation of analyses and test resultsPerform root cause analysis for Engineering, NPI, Manufacturing, and/or management as needed
  • Document overall system performance
  • Document subsystem interfacesAssist in development of system-level requirements for next-generation products
  • Validate system performance models
Job Requirements
  • Strong data analysis capability, including experience using MATLAB, R, Python, C++, and/or other programming language for data analysis
  • Experience with design of experiment (DOE/DOX), critical analysis, troubleshooting, and characterization
  • Practical knowledge of optical and electro-optical components and optical design considerations
  • Working knowledge of optical, mechanical, and electrical systems (both digital and analog)
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment and work independently

Bonus Points

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optics, or related field
  • Automotive experience
  • Embedded system design experience (VHDL or Verilog)
  • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Minitab for data analysisExperience with LabView or MatLab for instrument control 


  • Master’s degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optics, or related field
  • BS is acceptable with equivalent work experience 


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.
Luminar offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.
09 July 2019
08 August 2019
Bachelor's Degree
Sensing, Monitoring, Measurement, and Control