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Principal Opto-Mechanical Packaging Engineer

San Jose, California
Job Type
15 Feb 2021
As Principal Opto-Mechanical Packaging Engineer you will be responsible for opto-mechanical design and assembly process development of automotive grade, novel lidar technologies that will enable Velodyne Lidar systems to continue to lead in the autonomous vehicle, advanced driver assistance systems, mapping and industrial markets. You will be technical leader for existing and next generation product design and NPI line. Your role is also to reduce cost of customized, precision optical assemblies and lead Velodyne into the ramp to high volume production, leveraging scalable automated equipment. You must have a track record of bringing customized opto-electronic packaging designs from concept to automated high-volume production. Hands on experience with precision opto-electronics and mechanical design are paramount. Role is expected to grow into a leadership position directing a small group of engineers. Job Responsibilities: Technical leadership to develop designs of reliable, next generation (micro) optical packages that are scalable, cost effective and manufacturable. Develop assembly processes and tooling for manual and automated assembly. Technical leadership for NPI line with manual and automated assembly equipment. Build prototypes and optimize existing processes and methods. Root cause analysis and product / process improvement. Works with other members of the engineering and operations staff to ensure that products are developed to meet all performance and quality standards in a timely matter. Take a leading role in the transition from R to production and continued support of production throughout the volume ramp and beyond. Maintain detailed BoMs and BoM cost. Work closely with vendors on negotiating specs and meeting cost requirements. Specific Job Requirements: Experience in design, development and manufacturing of reliable, high tolerance, complex opto-mechanical products which achieve medium to high volume levels. Experience with some or all of the following: Micron level tolerances, FEA, methods of mounting optical and electro-optical components (laser, lens, photo diodes), optical alignment and assembly fixture design. Experience with manual/automated production and alignment equipment like die bonder, wire bonder, fiber align stations. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Expert level in SolidWorks or an equivalent mechanical design software package. High tech experience and must be comfortable within a fast-paced, startup environment. Ability to interpret analysis and test results. Successful track record accomplishing desired results. Self-driven, effective, hard worker with a team player "can-do" approach. Automotive and/or transceiver experience is a plus. Occasional travel to Europe and Asia Knowledge: Knowledge and experience developing a product incorporating design for manufacturability (DFM) is highly desirable. Preferred Education and Experience Requirements: BS or MS in ME, Physics or similar field. 12+ years hands-on experience with opto-electronics, opto-mechanical engineering, or optics is preferred To all recruitment agencies: Velodyne Lidar does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our career page or other Velodyne employees. Velodyne is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes.
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  • Job Reference: 232035429-2
  • Date Posted: 15 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Velodyne
  • Location: San Jose, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent