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Optical R&D Test Development Engineer






San Francisco, CA, US


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About the Role


Are you a great engineer who enjoys building your own test systems? Do you enjoy searching for solutions with a high level of technical curiosity? Are you willing to put in lots of testing time to help bring new technologies from prototype to production? Uber ATG is hiring hardware test development engineers to build up our Autonomous Vehicle V&V team and help bring our ideas to market.


As a test development engineer on the Hardware Verification and Test team, you will participate in requirements engineering, develop hardware test plans, develop test cases, design/build test fixtures, execute tests and document/analyze results to validate components and systems.

What you'll do

  • Design, build, and maintain electro-optical test fixtures
  • Perform verification, validation and testing activities
  • Creating tests for non-lidar hardware like circuit boards, cameras, radar, and computer systems
  • Develop tools and methods to automate testing for manufacturing
  • Perform a wide range of tests (e.g. analog, digital timing, reliability, functional testing, etc.)
  • Programming in Python to control equipment and collect and analyze data.
  • Maintain engineering processes, documentation, and present results.

What you'll need

  • General optical/laser experience
  • Test Scripting in Python
  • Good experience with Linux command-line & shell scripts
  • Broad general EE knowledge
  • Ability to design, build and maintain tests for custom hardware
  • BS in Physics or Electrical/Computer Engineering or a related field and 5 years of work experience, or an Advanced degree (Masters, Ph.D.) in Physics or Electrical/Computer Engineering or a related field and 3 years of relevant work experience.

Bonus Points

  • Experience building GUIs in Python
  • Experience with safety-critical hardware systems and components
  • Understanding of automotive applications and standards
  • CAN bus vehicle standard familiarity
  • Experience debugging problems with communication data links
  • Ability to design, build and maintain electrical test fixtures

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