Optical Process Development Engineer

Optical Process Development Engineer

Full-time, Permanent

Sydney, NSW

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. Last year we closed a $42M Series A round with 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! 


We are looking for an Optical Process Development Engineer to join our growing Advanced Manufacturing department, delivering a consistent production experience with high quality and automation, all while enabling enough flexibility to bring product improvements to customers.  Reporting to the Optical Process Development Team Lead, you will be responsible for the design, development, testing, and maintenance of optical test systems to required specifications.


Key Responsibilities:

·       Work closely with product development, manufacturing and other teams to ensure prototype product and process requirements are verified and met

·       Develop new optical processes and test methods that will reduce product cost and/or improve product quality of optical components

·       Define manufacturing requirements for optical process development and optical components

·       Document optical process steps, test methods and inspection criteria to support production

·       Perform and document optical process and optical component qualifications and validations

·       Monitor supplier component performance and drive supplier capability and cost-reduction activities

·       Support training of operators and coordinate prototype builds

·       Perform any other tasks and functions, as required


Qualifications, Skills and Experience

·       2+ years’ experience working with optical components and systems


It would be awesome if you have:

·       Tertiary qualifications in Physics or Optics or Optical Engineering

·       Experience with optical simulation --- Zemax, desired

·       2+ years’ experience in process engineering or process development

·       Experience working with optical component suppliers and sourcing optical components

·       Experience with LiDAR


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 is 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!

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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