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Lidar Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
Detroit, MI, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Luminar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LAZR) is transforming automotive safety and autonomy by delivering the only lidar and associated software that meets the industry’s stringent performance, safety, and economic requirements. Luminar has rapidly gained over 50 industry partners, including a majority of the top global automotive OEMs. In 2020, Luminar signed the industry’s first production deal for autonomous consumer vehicles with Volvo Cars, which now expects to make Luminar’s technology part of the standard safety package on their next generation electric SUV. Additional customer wins include SAIC, Daimler Truck AG, Intel’s Mobileye, Pony.ai and Airbus UpNext. Founded in 2012, Luminar employs approximately 400 with offices in Palo Alto, Orlando, Colorado Springs, Detroit, and Munich.

For more information, please visit www.luminartech.com.

Team Overview

We are seeking a Lidar System Engineer for our System Engineering organization. This individual will use their broad technical knowledge and experience, as well as ability to coordinate cross-functionally to develop requirements for sophisticated automotive lidar systems.


  • Take ownership in lidar platform requirement creation for various features and performance metrics
  • Write system requirements from decomposing various stakeholders’ requests (customer, perception SW team, etc.).
  • Work closely with other system engineers and a diverse cross-functional team to drive a well-rounded, physics-based requirement development effort.
  • Provide support to the system test team on requirement compliance, verification criteria, test methods
  • Leverage existing technical expertise within the company, but also willing to deep dive as needed
  • Balance contributions to requirements, design failure analysis, and test definition among other system deliverables

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in STEM field
  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience in HW design, verification or characterization
  • Strong background in product development, preferably in developing lidar, electro-optical, imaging products
  • Experience with systems engineering for complex products
  • Experience with requirement management tools such as Jama, DOORs, or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with radiometric modeling, system calibration, and/or design for manufacturability
  • System engineering mindset with grounded hardware experience
  • Experience in the AV industry

Luminar is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation and that the accommodation would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please let us know if you believe you require reasonable accommodation, or if you would like assistance to complete an application or to participate in an interview at the company.

At Luminar, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. This role pays a base between $100,000 and $200,000 per year. Within this range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. You will also be eligible to receive other benefits including: equity in the form of restricted stock unit awards, comprehensive medical and dental coverage, 401k plan, life and disability benefits, flexible time off, paid parental leave, and tuition reimbursement for formal education related to advancing your career at Luminar. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire and schedule type.

*Note that the pay range listed for this position is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible base compensation at the time of posting.