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Staff System Engineer



Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

Founded in 2016, Innovusion has core R&D teams in Silicon Valley, USA and Suzhou, China. Relying on the advanced technologies and controllable cost, Innovusion's long range image-grade LiDAR is a market leader in the autonomous driving industry. Products are also widely used in the field of vehicle-road collaboration, rail transit, intelligent highway and unmanned mining.

Who is Innovusion?

Innovusion is a global leader in the design and manufacture of image-grade LiDAR sensors and software. Our partners – leaders in the future of autonomous driving, intelligent transportation, rail and industrial automation – choose us for our industry-leading technology and production expertise. And our team is friendly, dynamic and probably the most genuine and down-to-earth experts you'll ever meet.

Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

Are you passionate about designing, prototyping, and validating the groundbreaking LiDAR technologies? Does helping organizations achieve their business objectives through the usage of new technology inspire you? Do you enjoy taking new challenges and figuring things out as you go?

If your answer is yes, we have the perfect job opportunity for you!

As a Staff System Engineer, you'll serve as the focal point for all system design matters and work closely with cross-functional teams and external suppliers to lead the system design of our new LiDAR products.

LOCATION: Candidates MUST live in/near Sunnyvale, CA.

How will you make an impact?

  • Develop and drive LiDAR system-level prototyping, integration, characterization, and validation from pre-concept phase through mass production ramp.
  • Perform optical simulation and system integration of LiDAR laser and detector modules.
  • Perform initial assembly and comprehensive testing of LiDAR prototypes.
  • Analyze LiDAR performance data and collaborate with mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, optical engineering, and software engineering teams to refine LiDAR system design.
  • Drive cross-functional team on multiple projects, establishing clear goals and priorities throughout the product development process.
  • Effectively communicate with key stakeholders and customers.
  • Travel to support build during critical new product introduction phases.

What qualifications and skills will make you succeed in this role?

  • Master's degree in Optical Engineering, Optoelectronics, EE, Physics or related disciplines with at least 5 years of working experience, or PhD degree in Optical Engineering, Optoelectronics, EE, Physics or related disciplines with at least 2 years of working experience.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in optical test benches.
  • Good understanding of data structure and algorithm.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, MATLAB, C++, and JAVA.
  • 3+ years of experience with optical CAD tools, including Zemax , LightTools, Code-V, etc.
  • 3+ years of experience working in a cross-functional, global company.
  • Experience in LiDAR and sensor industry is a plus.

What core values will you add at Innovusion?

  • Emerging: We embrace the challenges with the opportunities as we shape our future together.
  • Dynamic: It is the combination of each member’s energy, innovative spirit, open-mindedness, creativity, and unique experience that give us our dynamic edge.
  • Genuine: We keep it real – be it with our customers, our partners, or each other. We are dedicated to being honest and collaborative in all that we do. ​
  • Excellence: We continuously strive for higher performance, higher quality, higher precision, and higher safety. ​

Where is this role located?

Hybrid: This role is a hybrid position in Sunnyvale, CA.

What are the benefits and perks of working at Innovusion?

You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights:

  • A variety of health insurance plans
  • Retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Paid time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Hybrid work mode (depending on the job)
  • Financial contributions to your ongoing development (e.g., conference participation, trainings etc.)

What is the Pay Range?


The above pay scale reflects the broad, minimum to maximum, annual base salary for this job code for the location for which it has been posted. Even more importantly, please note that salary is only one component of total compensation at Innovusion. We also offer an annual discretionary bonus program and opportunity for equity (employees on sales-incentive plans are not eligible for our annual bonus). In addition, our highly competitive benefits package is designed to support your success.

Innovusion, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws.

Employment at Innovusion is contingent upon proof of your legal right to work in the United States under applicable law, verification of satisfactory references and successful completion of a background check, and signing all your on-boarding documents.

Innovusion takes data privacy and identity theft very seriously. As such, we do not request personally-identifiable information (PII) from applicants over the internet or electronically. Please kindly refrain from disclosing your PII electronically during the application process or to unauthorized websites that may purport to be Innovusion or any of our affiliates.