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Automated Driving - Advanced LiDAR Performance Engineer



  • Tests AV and ADAS LiDARs and enabling technologies that will integrate into a targeted vehicle application
  • Strong focus on LiDAR technologies which includes lasers, detectors, beam steering mechanisms, signal processing, lens design, and packaging.
  • Works closely with Research and Development, software developers, validation engineers, network engineers and suppliers to develop components and systems to support functions and features.
  • Support advance technical work that develops new technologies on LiDAR sensor and LiDAR based capabilities.
  • Communicates, coordinates, and consults with engineering departments and customers.
  • Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products.
  • Performs point cloud quality testing and analysis (e.g., probability of detection, artifact noise, etc…)
  • Performs LiDAR interface testing and analysis (e.g., communication, latency, scan frequency)
  • Conducts advanced LiDAR sensor evaluations and benchmarking studies.
  • Develops test tools (HW and SW), procedures for evaluating prospective new technologies.
  • Integration and setup of new LiDAR lab test equipment (e.g., charts, light sources, measurement devices)
  • Maintains existing LiDAR lab test equipment and instrumentation (e.g., calibration, software updates)
  • Collaborates with Advanced LiDAR Technology Specialists on defining test metrics, pass/fail criteria, and test methodologies for various imaging technologies.
  • Collaborates with LiDAR DREs and System Performance Engineers to identify issues with production intent LiDAR components (HW and FW)
  • Documents performance analysis reports of various imaging technologies.
  • Documents test procedures, best practice guides, and safe operating procedures for various lab tools and instruments.

Additional Description


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Math, Computer Science, or Chemistry and 3+ years of engineering experience in a related field
  • 2+ years of engineering development and/or lab test experience
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of computer/electrical mechanisms
  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area required
  • Exhibits appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals
  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others

Desired Skills

  • Master’s/PhD Degree in Engineering
  • 5+ years of development and test experience of automotive LiDAR systems
  • Working Knowledge of Matlab/Python/C++ experience
  • Experience with the development of ADAS and AV LiDAR components and systems
  • Automotive safety critical electronics experience

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• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

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