Electrical Engineer - Intern (San Jose)

Velodyne, San Jose


As an Electrical Engineer at Velodyne LiDAR Alameda you will take responsibility for the electrical systems operating at the core of the highest performance LiDAR sensor available today.  All aspects of the design including high-speed digital, power transfer, ranging, PCB/FPC layouts, and thermal management will be within your purview.  Ideal applicants will possess breadth of knowledge as well as depth into multiple key areas.

You will work directly with Software, Firmware, Mechanical and Optical Engineers to realize future generations of vision systems which are core to scaling vehicle autonomy.  In collaboration with Supply Chain and Operations you will manage deployment of your designs to production and carry the program from concept phase through mass production.  You will also interface directly with sales, marketing and the customer base to develop requirements and ensure they are appropriately met.

Velodyne LiDAR is exploding in size as the company is aiming to bring self-driving cars to the market as soon as 2020.  Take advantage of this opportunity to carve out a significant role in this rapidly growing industry!


  • Architecture, circuit design, part selection, simulation and schematic capture for LiDAR sensors
  • Hands-on layout and/or supervision of PCB designer for rigid and flexible circuit designs
  • Active collaboration with FW team for board bringup
  • Manage EE development schedule from EVT -> PVT
  • Generate designs robust in presence of ESD, EMI and challenging thermal environments
  • Author clear design documentation and test procedures
  • Actively participate in design qualification with reliability and validation team
  • Design for functional safety

Required Skills and Experience:

  • BS/MS/PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Hands-on development of embedded systems including FPGA/SoC, DRAM, Flash, PMICs, high voltages, motor control and high-speed serial interfaces
  • Experience with mixed-signal circuit design utilizing discrete components and simulation
  • Experience with OrCAD schematic capture and Allegro PCB layout
  • Ability to thrive within compressed development schedules prioritizing time to market and development of multiple SKUs in parallel
  • Excellent problem solving skills

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with Verilog design and simulation
  • Familiarity with optics technology
  • Experience operating within Agile and Waterfall development methodologies

About Velodyne

About us Founded in 1983 and based in Silicon Valley, Velodyne LiDAR, Inc. is a technology company known worldwide for its real-time LiDAR sensors. The company evolved after founder/inventor David Hall developed the HDL-64 Solid-State Hybrid LiDAR sensor in 2005. Since then, Velodyne LiDAR has emerged as the leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of 3D real-time perception systems used in a variety of commercial applications including autonomous vehicles, vehicle safety systems, 3D mobile mapping, 3D aerial mapping, and security

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