Staff Optical Control System Engineer

Velodyne, San Jose, CA


Velodyne Lidar is leading industry in innovation. We have established industry standard for others to follow.  This is a key opportunity in engineering team which develops technology for core engines used at the heart of Velodyne products.

We are looking for an engineer with an expertise in Optical Control System Engineering

You will be part of highly cross functional team and responsible technology and product development at Velodyne Lidar’s R&D facility in San Jose.      

Specific Job Description:

  • Design, analyze, test and characterize opto-mechanical-electrical control system related to Lidar
  • Optimize and troubleshoot control systems.  Characterize optical devices/systems to understand control requirements.
  • Collaborate with cross functional team of Optical, EE, FW experts to devise optimum control schemes.  
  • Data analysis, document and present the results

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • MS or PhD  or equivalent with strong emphasis on optical systems
  • 6+ years of hands on experience mainly focused on controls, calibration and optimization around optoelectronic devices.     
  • Solid understanding of control systems and signal processing
  • Sold understanding of optical devices. Lasers, Photodiodes, Modulators and similar devices
  • Good working knowledge of electrical system used in control optical devices. 
  • Good communication skills and team spirit
  • Strong appetite to explore new ideas and problem solving  

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Matlab or Python experience
  • Instrument Automation
  • Experience with coherent sensing or communication systems

Note to all recruitment agencies: Velodyne Lidar does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our career page or any Velodyne employees. Velodyne is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes.

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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