Optical Process Development Engineer


Optical Process Development Engineer 


About Baraja

Baraja is changing the world of self-driving cars, through the invention of a new type of LiDAR, called Spectrum-Scan which delivers the highest performance available in the smallest possible device on the market. 

Originally founded in Sydney, Australia we are growing our Optical team. We are already in production and use case, working with some of the leading automotive manufacturers globally. Last year we closed a $42M A round with Sequoia, Blackbird and Main Sequence Venture Partners. 


About the role

As an Optical Process Development Engineer, you’ll be working closely with the R&D, Manufacturing and engineering teams to design, develop, test and maintain optical test systems. You will be working closely with a multitude of different teams from R&D, manufacturing to Product Development in our North Ryde, Sydney office. This role is a fast-paced and dynamic with multi-skill development required.


This role is broken up into:

Design and development of new optical processes (30%)

Drive and improve product quality (30%)

Designing of new processes and products (20%)

Perform and document optical process qualifications and validations (10%)

Training and coordination of prototype builds (10%)


Key Responsibilities

Conduct experiments or simulation sto design the new processes and to prove the concept of design. 

Validate the design processes to make sure it meets the design requirements. 

Proactively engage with manufacturing to identify the quality issues. 

Conduct investigations to identify root cause of any quality or product issues. 

Propose and verifying solutions to address quality control issues. 

Proactively engage with manufacturing to identify the quality issues. 

Conduct investigations to identify root cause of any quality or product issues. 

Propose and verify the solution to address quality issues. 

Build prototype subassemblies and give feedback to the design team.

Facilitate training for new operations to assemble products


Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Tertiary Qualifications in Physics or Optical Engineering

Experience in Zemax

Working knowledge of electronic components and systems 

Hands-on experience working with optical components and systems

Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

Able to work across all levels and functions of the organization

Good verbal, written and computer literacy skills

Experience working in a fast-paced high-tech company or start-up

Experience working with suppliers

Experience with LiDAR


Be part of a high-performance team

We work toward our goals by being in constant communication in person and through a range of technologies. We also have big ears for feedback from customers to help us continually improve the Baraja experience. We are pretty good at what we do (but definitely not perfect), so you’ll be learning from and working with a top-flight team on a mission to be better every day.


What matters to us

We believe that our culture is one of our most important assets and we’ve wrapped it up with three key values that we do our best to live up to every day: 

·       Hustle to deliver on hard and meaningful problems - what we’re doing is really ambitious and difficult, so we’ll need plenty of hustle to get it done.

·       Develop sustained high performance - we’re figuring out what high performance looks like for the people on our team so we can support them and each other to perform at our best sustainably.

·       Build the machine that builds the machine - it’s not enough to design amazing products, we need to design the means to manufacture these products, at scale. 


What are you waiting for? If this role excites you, we’re keen to have a chat! 


Optical Process Development Engineer

Full-time, Permanent

North Ryde, Sydney


Self-driving is hard, your choice of LiDAR shouldn’t be. Baraja has invented a new type of LiDAR called Spectrum-Scan™ which delivers the highest performance available to address the challenge of self driving cars.

Baraja is a rapidly growing start-up, with a revolutionary LiDAR for self-driving vehicles. Our HQ is based in Sydney, Australia, with offices in China and the USA.

We are quickly expanding worldwide, hiring through Europe and Asia, closely collaborating with car manufacturers to iterate and refine our vision of what LiDAR needs to be.

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Optical Process Development Engineer

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