LiDAR Scientist - 18090164 +

  Location: United States

Job Title:            LiDAR Scientist               

Department:       R&D

Region:               Sunnyvale                                                                                                


Quanergy’s (NYSE:  QNGY and QNGY.WS) mission is to create powerful, affordable smart LiDAR solutions for automotive and IoT applications to enhance people’s experiences and safety. Quanergy has developed the only true 100% solid-state CMOS LiDAR sensor built on optical phased array (OPA) technology to enable the mass production of low-cost, highly reliable 3D LiDAR solutions. Through Quanergy’s smart LiDAR solutions, businesses can now leverage real-time, advanced 3D insights to transform their operations in a variety of industries including industrial automation, physical security, smart cities, smart spaces and much more. Quanergy solutions are deployed by nearly 400 customers across the globe. 


The LiDAR scientist will collaborate with hardware and software teams to understand Quanergy technology architecture and product solutions and communicate effectively with automotive and Tier1 customers on technology capabilities, product roadmaps as well as bring back customer inputs to facilitate the internal development. The candidate will also work with the multi-disciplinary engineering teams to design and develop various system architecture modeling and setup prototype testing’s required in R&D/product development activities in the company. The candidate must be motivated to explore new technology frontiers and be able to work independently with minimum guidance. This is a hand-on research and development position with customer interaction responsibilities.


  • Engage with automotive and Tier1 customers to communicate Quanergy’s LIDAR system solutions’s capability and potential
  • Collect and interpret customer feedback and convert to actionable requirements for roadmap considerations,  ensure the system integration and customer requirements are understood and addressed
  • Provide technical write-ups related to system, hardware, and software development on proposals and program bids
  • Interact with technical team in selecting, evaluating, and/or developing component/system applications and packaging for selected platforms
  • Participate in design, development and reviews for new system architecture, modeling and testing
  • Work with internal engineering and business teams and external suppliers and customers to support technology and product concept development and execution
  • Other duties as assigned by management


  • 5 years of direct LiDAR sensor development, preferably in OPA based silicon photonics systems or high resolution CMOS imaging systems
  • 5 years of experience with system architecture modeling in radiometry and system integration and testing with thorough understanding of system trade-offs in multi-faceted parameter space, use the modern programming, modeling, and simulation tools (e.g. ZEMAX, Matlab/Simulink, C/C++, Python, etc.).
  • Demonstrated understanding with proficiency and knowledge in design, building, testing, analysis, and evaluation of optical systems
  • Experience with NIR active and passive components, optical, opto-mechanical, and opto-electronic system design, image processing, using LIDAR, IR sensors, and digital electronics
  • 2+ years of experience in technology communication, customer engagement and technical proposal documentation
  • Experience with Linux scripting.


  • Required M.S. in Physical Science, Silicon Photonics, Optical Engineering, or related field, plus 5 years of hands-on LiDAR development and implementation experience
  • Preferred: Ph.D. in Physical Science, Silicon Photonics, Optical Engineering, or related field


  • Must have excellent technical writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate complex technology concepts and designs with clarity to senior management and customers
  • Ability to prepare technical proposals and documentations
  • Ability to design, simulate, test, and prototype component/system performance
  • Must be able to perform essential duties independently
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