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Vice President of Engineering

In this central role you’ll be applying your design, engineering, integration, and productization skills to lead our Hardware Systems Engineering team developing the world's most advanced LiDAR imaging systems. You will develop new products that integrate our chip technology as we advance "LiDAR on a Chip" and make LiDAR sensing ubiquitous.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to join a small team and be a key player leading cutting edge photonics development.

What you will be doing:

 

  • Formulate and execute upon plans to grow, develop, and lead internal electronics design team 

  • Manage engineering decisions and scheduling with external design/fabrication vendors

  • Create/review electronic design specifications 

  • Manage test and qualification process for electronic boards, internally or with vendors

 

What we need from you:

 

  • Minimum of BS degree in engineering, physics, or related and 5 years experience 

  • Demonstrated design abilities with  high speeds digital system

  • Demonstrated design abilities with high frequency mixed signal systems

  • Demonstrated designs using FPGAs, 

  • Understanding of  DSP techniques

  • Demonstrated project management skills 

 

Nice to have:

 

  • Understanding of Design for Manufacturability

  • Exposure to large scale fabrication and project planning

Senior Hardware Design Engineer

This position puts you at the heart of our team.  Working closely with each component development team, you’ll be leveraging your engineering skills, industry knowledge, design,  testing, and debugging skills to guide product development and put everything together to insure everyone’s efforts result in a well-integrated, compelling, commercial product.

 

You make the magic happen. You will  be involved in the entire development cycle starting from design/analysis, to  product integration and testing. You will enjoy collaborating and driving results with a small team in a dynamic environment.

If you are a skilled and seasoned Electrical Engineer, well versed in mixed signal design, who takes a holistic view of device development and enjoys shipping product this is a great job for you.

What you’ll be doing:

 

  • Design, test, and characterize mixed-signal and multi-functional printed circuit boards (PCBs) for our products.

  • Define and build the electronics to interface with our lidar sensor, including sensor readout, control circuits, data interface, and power supply.

  • Collaborate with product, photonics, system, test, and software teams across the company to design the electronics that meets all the requirements.

  • Work closely with the test team to define test cases that captured all the failures that could occur in the electronics prior to final product assembly.

 

What we would like from you:

 

  • 5+ years industry experience working in close collaboration with component teams to build and ship  successful commercial products.

  • Ability to understand, articulate, and document how each component should integrate into final product

  • Advanced knowledge of circuit design and board design with the ability to present tradeoffs for power & current requirements, data signal integrity, thermal management, and I/O interfaces inform design decisions.

  • Demonstrated success in making “build vs. buy” decisions with thorough knowledge of existing technologies and their applicability/limits

  • Complete familiarity with electronic hardware (e.g. PCB, semiconductor devices, etc.) and test equipment (e.g. oscilloscope, arbitrary waveform generator, data acquisition, etc.)

  • Experience with board-level electronics testing and debugging.

  • BS/MS Electrical Engineering

Lidar Signal Processing Engineer

In this critical role, You’ll be combining your advanced signal processing skills to our industry-leading silicon photonics hardware technology to deliver a game changing lidar sensor.

You will  be involved in the entire development cycle starting from design/analysis, to algorithm development, simulation modeling, implementation and product integration and testing. You will enjoy collaborating with a small team in a dynamic environment.

This is a unique opportunity to apply your FMCW signal processing knowledge to new applications for ubiquitous sensing in everything from transportation and robotics to human-machine interaction.

What you’ll be doing:

 

  • Developing advanced signal processing algorithms for FMCW lidar 

  • Designing efficient solutions to challenging sensor performance requirements

  • Verification and validation of sensor behavior and performance

  • Optimizing detection performance, system precision, and system accuracy 

  • Working closely with FW and FPGA engineers to implement algorithms on an embedded real-time platform 

  • Working with a broad team of optical physicists, electrical engineers and robotic perception experts to solve multi-disciplinary challenges

 

What we would like from you:

 

  • 5+ years of experience in modern radar or coherent lidar signal processing

  • Demonstrate success in implementation of analog signal processing and performance characterization in a production environment

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in a fast-paced environments

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or related degree

 

As a plus

 

  • Experience bringing lasers, photonics, optics, fiber optics, mixed signal electrical or Lidar systems to market.

  • Computer vision or other image processing experience

  • Experience with end-to-end simulation of lidar and/or radar systems

FPGA Engineer

You are the person charged with taking our raw sensor data and generating continuous wave lidar point cloud images. You will work closely with algorithms specialists to process and output the real-time 5D sensor data we deliver to our customers.

 

Additionally, you will be serving as an important liaison between hardware and software of our sensors by implementing control systems that maintain the operation of the hardware while ensuring the integrity of the sensor data output.

 

What you’ll be doing:

 

  • Creating real time, efficient digital signal processing algorithms on an FPGA for high-throughput lidar sensor data

  • Implementing lidar sensor active control systems on an FPGA

  • Leading the FPGA development process, including architecture definition, code simulation, RTL development and verification, hardware validation and final testing

 

What we would like from you:

 

  • BS/MS in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering or related field.

  • 3-5 years' hands on FPGA Design Experience using Verilog and/or VHDL for Xilinx or Altera devices.

  • Knowledge or experience with Digital Signal Processing technology.

  • Experience designing and implementing DSP blocks in FPGAs.

  • Experience with bring-up and debugging new hardware systems

Opto-Mechanical  Engineer

 

Working closely with each member of our development team, you’ll be applying your design, engineering, integration, and productization skills to incorporate elegant solutions to Voyant’s novel products from prototypes to large scale production.  

This is an extraordinary opportunity to join a small team and be a key player in leading cutting edge photonics development.

What you will be doing:

 

  • Responsible for complete design process, including requirements specification, feasibility studies, cost and scheduling, conducting various analysis, such as stress, thermal, fluid and vibration modeling, conceptual and detailed design, detailed drawings, design review presentations, procurement of prototype parts, system integration, prototype testing and scaling towards manufacturing

  • Develop free space optical subsystems for LiDAR devices

  • Create lens mounts and fixture designs utilizing miniature optics, with micron alignments, and micron level passive placements

  • Provide solutions for Si Ph chip-to-lens mounting with a focus on manufacturability


 

What we need from you:

 

  • Minimum of BS degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5 years of experience in related engineering roles

  • 3+ years’ experience with full life cycle design of optical systemd

  • Design and fabrication experience ranging from small quantity prototypes to large scale manufacturing

Photonic Test Engineer

Working closely with each member of our development team, you’ll be leveraging your engineering, testing, and debugging skills to support product development. Your work will ensure that everyone’s efforts result in a robust, compelling, commercial product.  

This is an extraordinary opportunity to join a small team and be involved with every aspect of cutting edge photonics development.

If you are a skilled Engineer looking for an opportunity at a well-funded early stage startup who takes shipping innovative, world changing products seriously- this is a great job for you.

 

What you will be doing:

  • Design and implement test infrastructure and test cases for photonic devices

  • Automate the testing of photonics devices at both the die and wafer levels

  • Develop and maintaining software libraries for test automation

  • Conduct consistent and repeatable testing of all the components 

  • Present statistical analysis for test performance assessment


 

What we need from you:

  • BS (1+ years experience with optics and photonics background)

  • Hands on experience and troubleshooting in the lab testing electrical or optical devices using equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, power meters, lasers, passive optical components, and source measure units

  • Track record of setting up optical or electrical test stations independently

  • Solid understanding of optical fundamentals, e.g. polarization, interference, and dispersion

  • Good programming skills, (preferred, related to test automation and data analysis)

  • Experience analyzing experimental results using MATLAB or Python

  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and facilitate collaboration between different departments

  • Experience automating test stations is a big plus

Silicon Photonics Engineer

At Voyant Photonics, we’re working at the forefront of large-scale photonic-electronic systems to enable 3D depth perception for autonomous machines. We’re looking for innovative, outside-of-the-box thinkers excited to help shape cutting-edge technology at a fast-paced start-up.

As Senior Silicon Photonics Engineer, you will be working to define the photonic architecture of our lidar system with an opportunity to innovate at both the systems level and the component level. This role will include hands-on design, simulation, and testing as well as closely interfacing with fabrication and packaging teams and vendors. 

What you will be doing: 

  • Design and simulate photonic components and system-level functionality and performance

  • Prototype novel photonic components and architectures

  • Work closely with the fabrication team and external manufacturing partners for component design, process integration, and performance monitoring.

  • Develop component and system-level optical test plans and optoelectronic test setups

  • Perform hands-on photonic component and optical system-level testing

  • Work with product team to transition/scale testing for performance evaluation
     

What we need from you: 

  • Strong understanding of planar waveguide optics, both passive components such as waveguides, multiplexers/demultiplexers, tapers, couplers and active such as waveguide detectors modulators and lasers

  • Strong understanding of photonic system-level design concerns 

  • Strong understanding of photonic component-level design concerns
    Experience in photonic fabrication

  • Good understanding of CMOS manufacturing process steps and constraints on the design of photonic devices 

  • Proficient with mainstream photonic components and systems simulation packages such as Lumerical or COMSOL  

  • Proficient with complex optoelectronic lab testing techniques and equipment, necessary to validate designs, including high speed detectors, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, precision positioning setups

  • Self-motivated, creative outside-the-box thinker

  • Top tier Ph.D. with research in silicon photonics with 2+ years’ experience

Careers

We're Hiring! Interested in a career at a young and venture-backed startup making real products out of cutting edge research in silicon photonics? Come join us! We are based in the heart of New York City.

 

Email applications to join@voyantphotonics.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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