Senior Optics Engineer – Autonomous Vehicles

DiDi Chuxing has now officially launched DiDi Labs in Mountain View, California. DiDi Labs will be at the forefront of our most cutting-edge research and development in AI-based security and intelligent driving technologies. DiDi Labs offers the unique combination of the visibility and flexibility of a startup with the stability of a mature company. We aim to attract top engineers and researchers with the skills and passion to drive a revolutionary transformation of the global transportation industry.

As a young team, our desire is to build and maintain a working environment that engenders free flow of ideas and sets our employees up for strong personal growth and career development. DiDi Labs offers the unique combination of the visibility of a startup with the stability of a mature company.

We’re now looking for a Senior Optics Engineer to join our team. This position is responsible for the design, test, validation, and transfer to production of high-sensitivity, optical device modules. The desired candidate should demonstrate the capability to work routinely with a broad range of ranging/micro-optical related issues, from internal optical technical support, lens system design & testing, optomechanical design, system robustness validation, and interfacing with manufacturing partners for custom optical systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform system level design for an optical system, prototyping, and testing of optical systems consisting of lenses, filters, and detectors
  • Perform critical optomechanical alignments
  • Perform testing and troubleshooting of refractive and reflective assemblies, analyzing optical efficiencies & gain loss, optical requirements derivation, creating test and alignment plans
  • Assist in the specification of an optical module, filter, detector components, optics, and optical bench components as well as electronics associated with optical and electrical test equipment
  • Internal support of other system development groups, providing technical expertise on optical system performance related to ranging detection
  • Design and perform long-term reliability testing for optical components
  • Interface with optics manufacturers/suppliers to support the design and qualification of our custom design optical components

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Optical Engineering or related fields or MS with 3 years' related industrial experience
  • Experience with optical simulation ray-tracing tools such as Zemax/CodeV
  • Experience with mechanical CAD tools such as SolidWorks/AutoCAD
  • A Demonstrated ability to align, test, and troubleshoot refractive and reflective optical set-ups and systems
  • Ability to develop, analyze, and verify optical systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with control system programming with LabVIEW/Python
  • Experience with optoelectronics
  • Experience with electronics and integrated circuits
  • Experience with MEMS (Micro-electro-mechanical-system)
  • Experience with thermal/mechanical Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools such as ANSYS

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