Photonics Systems Engineer – Luminar – Palo Alto, CA

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Luminar Technologies, Inc. is pioneering the autonomous vehicle industry by developing the world’s most advanced sensor systems. It is our goal to network with and hire the best and the brightest talent to be on the cutting edge of technological advancement.

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Luminar Technologies, Inc. is currently seeking applicants for the Photonics Systems Engineer position in Portola Valley, CA.

A Photonic Systems Engineer at Luminar will perform multiple duties centered around our primary LIDAR sensor product including research and system characterization.

Applicant Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a focused, capable problem solver who is comfortable tackling complicated, challenging projects. Must be comfortable working alone or as part of a large team.


Experience designing and carrying out experiments, analyzing the data and drawing conclusions

Extensive hands on experience with optical systems. Capable of optical system alignment, critical analysis, troubleshooting, testing and characterization

Practical knowledge of optical and electro-optical components, optical design considerations

Ability to comprehensively research, understand and report on new concepts and technologies

Able to use Matlab, Python, C++ or other language for data analysis

Able to understand and design mathematical models of current and potential products

Travel availability, domestic and international

BS in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optics or other relevant field


MS in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optics or other relevant field

Experience with SolidWorks, Zemax, LabView


Luminar offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.

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