Platform Engineering Manager (Technology Development)

Platform Engineering Manager (Technology Development)
Full-time, Permanent  
Sydney, Australia


About Baraja

Baraja is changing the world of self-driving cars through the invention of a new type of LiDAR called Spectrum-Scan™ that delivers ultra-high performance at high resolution, even at incredibly far distances. Today, Baraja LiDAR is already deployed in multiple verticals, working with global automotive and industrial partners.

Originally founded in Sydney, Australia, we also have offices in San Francisco, China and Europe. We are funded by Sequoia, Blackbird and Main Sequence Ventures and we are excited to continue growing the team, so if you are looking for a fast-paced, dynamic role in a start-up we are keen to hear from you!


The Opportunity
We are looking for a Platform Engineering Manager to join our growing Technology Development team, inventing and designing technology to be in next-generation LiDAR. Reporting to the VP R&D, you will be responsible for leading a team to develop engineering technologies to support research initiatives in photonic integration, optical waveguides and silicon photonics. The role is split into leading & team management (70%) and Engineering leadership (30%).


Inside the Job

·       Lead the Platform Engineering to deliver on the R&D roadmap for an automotive LiDAR before 2025.

·       Work closely with the other Technology Development Team Leads to lead, manage and scale the teams as well as build a strong high-performance culture. 

·       Support research initiatives in photonic integration, optical waveguides and silicon photonics.

About You

·       Experience in leading, growing and managing a team of at least 3 engineers

·       Hands-on experience with mechanical, electrical, optical, or software engineering components and an understanding of how they interact in a complex system

·       Ability to review designs across electronics, mechanical and optical projects

·       Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate problems and solutions.



·       Tertiary qualifications in computer science, computer engineering, business administration or similar to master’s level

·       Knowledge of LiDAR technologies

·       Previous start-up experience in the same or similar role

·       Experience in automotive, sensors, or calibration, especially 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 - Passion to achieve. Resilience & learning. What's the next challenge?

·       Develop sustained high performance - It’s not enough to design amazing products, we need to design the means to manufacture these products, at scale.

·       Build the machine that builds the machine - Great teams make great things. They also respectfully challenge each other to reach the next milestone.

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


Platform Engineering Manager (Technology Development)
Full-time, Permanent
Sydney, Australia



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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