at Velodyne (View all jobs) San Jose
Velodyne lidar provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies.
Our lidar technology has revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security applications.
Velodyne lidar is currently seeking an Engineering Manager to build and lead our sensor calibration group. We have several global production partnerships and are scaling up lidar production to meet tomorrow’s demands.
Our lidars’ range and reflectivity measurements are a gold standard for the industries that we serve, and accurate and scalable sensor calibration is a key requirement.
Specific Job Requirements :
This position will build and lead our core sensor calibration team for intrinsic range and reflectivity calibration of all our lidar products
Collaborate with cross-functional teams including hardware, firmware, optics, ASIC and software to design and streamline calibration procedures for new and existing products
Lead and Drive all aspects of sensor calibration from algorithm development, validation and sensor correlation and implementation.
Set goals, strategies, budgets and oversee deployment of robust and scalable calibration procedures and software
Influence and establish best engineering practices through solid design decisions, processes and tools
Provide leadership for the calibration team while delegating and encouraging growth of engineers
Be hands on with algorithm development, coding and a stickler for best engineering practices
Strong software design, algorithm, problem-solving and analytical skills
Strong programming skills in at least one language such as C++ or Python
Strong hands on work ethic, willing to actively test sensors and collect test.
Willing to break down barriers and reach across teams to solve problems
Strong organization and prioritization skills along with outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Ability to understand system level sensor performance
Strong mathematics, physical modeling and simulation skills
Familiarity with calibration technique for Lidar sensors or other sensors with complex optics
Experience with AWS, Docker and Kubernetes
Preferred Education and Experience Requirements :
Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics or related field
8+ years experience developing production grade software systems through entire life cycle from design to integration and deployment to continuous improvement
3+ years experience building and leading a team of Engineers to fulfill key functions in product development
3+ years experience with growing technical leadership, managing teams and setting overall technical direction and roadmaps for an organization
3-5 years experience with mid to high volume production environments