Senior System Engineer

Cepton is seeking a Senior System Design Engineer to design and validate high performance 3D LiDAR product, and also support new product introduction to volume manufacturing process in order to support automotive and non-automotive customers.


  • Develop LiDAR system and subsystem requirement and specs

  • Develop system architecture and provide system/subsystem error budget and tradeoff analysis

  • Highly self-motivated and also capable of leading and driving cross-function team to integrate and characterize system and module-level prototypes, and highly efficient at system issue debug, root cause partition as well as system solution development

  • In-depth understanding of optical system and good hand-on skillset on the optical system alignment, characterization and validation

  • Some knowledge about circuitry theory with good hand-on troubleshooting experience on high-speed mixed signal electronics is a big plus

  • Good team player, collaborative with other functional engineers to complete projects in a fast-paced R&D environment

  • Is willing to work with manufacturing team to help maturity on volume production

  • Support LiDAR use case understanding and escalation, and work w/ key customers

  • Reliable and independent work style, highly accountable and responsible for the outputs and working well under pressure.


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in the fields of electrical engineering, physics, material, and optics plus 5+ years of working experience in the field, or Master and Ph.D. plus 2+ years of working experience in the fields

  • Should be familiar with scientific analysis and SW tools such as Matlab, Python, Zemax, and LabView.

  • Good record and career history as the system engineer capable of solving complex technical problems in the fields of sophisticated equipment, sensors, optical systems, electronics systems

  • Should be able to define objectives clearly, conduct analysis and experiment methodically, create and track schedules effectively, and drive the team to a solution efficiently