LiDAR System Engineer – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM

Job Description

TriLumina is hiring a senior system engineer for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Self-Driving sensor systems with a focus in Light Distance And Ranging (LiDAR). Responsible for specification, development and validation of ADAS and Self-Driving technologies in automotive applications. Responsible for all LiDAR system features, component and system definition and requirements. Will play a lead role in setting technical direction for LiDAR products and components. Consults with executive team as required.

Core Responsibilities

  • System and Product Development

o Responsible to lead customer projects to ensure successful integration of TriLumina’s offerings

o Translates customer requirements into design documents for engineering and marketing, contributes to design decisions, recommends advanced new designs and/or process or changes to existing designs and/or process to meet requirements

o Evaluate internal and external engineering design change requests

o Develop Design Verification, Plan & Report (DVP&R) incorporating all external, customer-specific and internal functional and performance requirements, while maximizing subassembly design re-use and tool reuse

o Execute DVP&R, assisting with test setup and fixturing, identifying external testing resources and managing testing through completion

o Responsible for evaluating customer specifications and translating the system requirements into SW tracking systems (such as DOORS) to meet requirements for test and functionality traceability

o Support technical activities regarding sensor fusion, active safety, ADAS, Autonomous vehicles, Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) and other emerging applications for TriLumina laser illumination module product line

o Develop, maintain, and communicate system requirements and implementation time estimates for inclusion in technical and marketing roadmaps

o Write functional / feature requirements, subsystem and / or component level requirements

o Participate in all major design reviews to ensure designs meet customer requirements & specifications

o Execute system, subsystem and /or component level testing and validation

o Execute DVP&R, assisting with test setup and fixturing, identifying external testing resources and managing testing through completion

  • Customer Engagement

o Customer presentations, interfacing with OEMs and Tier1s on technical topic

o Responsible for software and system demonstrations developed for customers, strategic partners and conferences

o Leads technical discussions with internal and external customers, help prepare and present response to RFIs, RFPs and RFQs for TriLumina Illumination Modules into ADAS systems

  • Product Support

o Support system FMEA process and Develop DFMEA (Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis) for recording potential failure modes and planned corrective actions

o Provide support to application teams for identification of root cause of problems and corrective action to resolve them

o Apply ISO 26262 to the management of safety related requirements

o Fosters a team environment and work across both technical and business operations to determine best options for long term product development

o Assistance with other tasks as needed and determined by Management related to LiDAR implementations

o Responsible for leadership and assistance in the development of new products, and changes to existing products to meet corporate objectives

o Leads the problem resolution and tracking process and provides feedback on status to tracked problems

o Must be able to accept personal responsibility and accountability for major analytical and planning assignments

o Evaluate and recommends options consistent with industry best practices

o Execute system, subsystem and /or component level testing and validation

Core Competencies

  • Advanced working knowledge of optics and photonics
  • Experience designing sensor fusion architectures and systems for Automotive Applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills applicable to both engineering and marketing disciplines as well as internal & external customers
  • Experience with automotive active safety systems and products
  • Must demonstrate ability to identify problems, recommend solutions, and negotiate and execute contingency plans
  • Demonstrate strong teamwork skills by developing consensus and win-win situations

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience with automotive electronic/electromechanical products directly related to ADAS and Autonomous Driving
  • 7+ years of ADAS experience, minimum of 5+ years’ experience in Active Safety Systems
  • Minimum of 2 years exposure or direct experience with LiDAR systems
  • Track record of excellence and innovation in engineering analysis and design
  • Expert knowledge of state-of-the-art systems engineering principles, hardware and software design concepts
  • Expert in AEC-Q100 requirements, APQP and PPAP
  • Expert knowledge in current and upcoming advanced driver assistance systems (e.g. LKA, LCC, ACC, LDW, FCW, AEB, self-parking systems)
  • Experience in requirements engineering/management process interpreting requirements from design to production
  • Experience with requirements management tools such as DOORS
  • Knowledge and execution of review with change management
  • Expert knowledge of system (component and vehicle level) testing and validation
  • Experience with FMEA methods and tools (e.g. APIS IQ FMEA)
  • Experience working with global teams as well as managing remote teams
  • Working knowledge of functional safety requirements (ISO 26262) and automotive quality requirements (ISO/TS 16949)
  • Working knowledge in microprocessor, automotive ECU, electrical / electronic hardware, embedded software
  • Working knowledge in automotive communication protocols (e.g., CAN, LIN, automotive Ethernet)
  • Working knowledge in automotive vehicle mechanical and electrical system architectures (e.g., distributed vs centralized control systems)
  • Excellent English skills – both spoken and written
  • Must be able to travel on short notice and for extended periods of time up to 20% supporting internal and customer development trips

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