Luminar is an autonomous vehicle sensor and software company with the vision to power every autonomous vehicle by delivering the only LiDAR capable of making them both safe and ubiquitous. Founded in 2012, Luminar is a 350-person team across Palo Alto, Orlando and Colorado Springs, and has raised more than $250M from prominent venture funds. Today, 12 of the world’s top 15 automotive companies are working with Luminar’s breakthrough technology as part of their global autonomous development programs, including Volvo Cars, Toyota Research Institute, and VW/Audi’s subsidiary, AID.
We are a diverse team of passionate and driven individuals, making us a powerhouse of innovation, design, engineering, and manufacturing. We are hiring the best and the brightest to accelerate the industry, and bring forward the next transportation revolution.
Luminar is seeking an experienced signal processing engineer to solve next-generation challenges in LiDAR sensing for the autonomous automotive market. This individual will:
- Develop advanced signal processing algorithms for a state-of-the-art LiDAR to optimize detection performance, system precision, and system accuracy
- Apply strong analytical skills to solve challenging problems at the system level and provide feedback to an optomechanical engineering team on system design improvements
- Work with an ASIC design team to analyze and optimize the performance of the detection circuitry
- Interact with customers to diagnose system performance and formulate potential algorithm development that could lead to improvements
- Build system-level models, system-level simulations, and algorithm analysis tools to better understand both algorithm and system-level performance
- Work closely with an embedded systems team to implement algorithms on an embedded real-time platform
- Communicate system performance and complex algorithm concepts to a wide audience, including customers
- You have 5+ years of relevant industry experience
- You thrive in fast-paced environments
- You've gained experience with some of the following: signal processing, linear algebra, random processes and statistics, and detection theory.
- You have some working knowledge of circuit theory, transistor-level amplifier design, ASICs, or detection devices (e.g. APDs
- You enjoy working with scientific computing platforms including but not limited to MATLAB or Python, for algorithm development
- You have experience working with an embedded systems team to implement and validate algorithms on a real-time platform
- You have working knowledge of various computing architectures
- Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or a related field
- Strong understanding of how standards such as ISO 26262 (Functional Safety), ISO 21434 (Cyber Security), and ISO 21448 (SOTIF) affect algorithm development and implementation
Luminar is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation and that the accommodation would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please let us know if you believe you require reasonable accommodation, or if you would like assistance to complete an application or to participate in an interview at the company.