Principal Electrical Engineer

  • Full-time

Company Description

Lumotive’s award-winning optical semiconductor solutions enable advanced sensing and perception capabilities in next-generation consumer, mobility, and industrial automation products such as mobile devices, autonomous vehicles, and robots. The company’s patented Light Control Metasurface (LCM™) beam steering chips deliver an unparalleled combination of high performance, exceptional reliability, and low cost — all in a tiny, easily integrated solution. Lumotive has received measurable industry acclaim including Fierce Electronics’ 2021 Startup of the Year award, CES Innovation Awards in 2022 and 2024, Fast Company’s Next Big Thing in Tech 2023, a 2022 SPIE PRISM Award, and a prestigious Edison Award. Investors include Gates Frontier, MetaVC Partners, Quan Funds, Samsung Ventures, and Uniquest.

For more information, find us on the web at or on Twitter at @LumotiveLidar.

Job Description

The Principal Electrical Engineer plays a key role in a small cross-functional team in a start-up environment designing the next generation of Lidar solutions for automotive, industrial and consumer applications. You will collaboratively define system level requirements and functions, then translate these requirements to hardware design. You will be responsible for analog, mixed signal, and high-speed digital circuit design and simulation, schematic capture, printed circuit board layout, component selection, prototype bring-up, design validation and design documentation. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively across internal functional units as well as with third party suppliers, partners, and customers. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to think creatively and to operate within a flexible, fast-paced program dedicated to advancing product development. This position reports to the Sr. Director of Hardware Engineering. 


  • Responsible for all aspects of electrical designs to deliver product features, system performance and quality for low-cost high-volume 3D sensing applications.
  • Independently develop transmitter, receiver and compute boards to produce differentiated products based on Lumotive’s core technologies.
  • Responsible for the selection and evaluation of electrical components and subsystems.
  • Responsible for electrical test and prototyping process, infrastructure, and equipment.
  • Responsible for planning, execution, and reporting for design validation, electrical performance, and compliance with industry standards.
  • Responsible for board build and bring up, including working with domestic and overseas contractors and suppliers.
  • Work closely with FPGA engineers, mechanical engineers, optical engineers, system engineers, and related cross-functional engineering team members to meet technology, performance, and schedule objectives in delivering product features and requirements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define requirements and develop project plans.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Advanced degree preferred. 
  • Minimum 10 years industry experience or 7 years with advanced degree.
  • Experience and expertise in analog, mixed signal, and high-speed digital circuit design.
  • Experience designing multi-layer, high-density and complex PCB.
  • Experience in DFX and best practices for power integrity and signal integrity.
  • Experience and proficiency with schematic capture and PCB layout design tool, Altium Designer preferred.
  • Experience with high-speed differential data interfaces: MIPI CSI 2, LVDS, USB, Ethernet; and serial peripheral interfaces: SPI, I2C, UART.
  • Experience in 3D sensing related technologies (e.g., LiDAR, Radar) desired.

Additional Information

Pay range estimate $170,000 to $210,000 + Bonus + Equity depending on experience.


  • Health Insurance
  • Dental 
  • Vision
  • FSA
  • HSA
  • PTO
  • 14 Paid Holidays
  • Company paid Benefits
    • Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Long Term Disability 
    • Short Term Disability

Lumotive is an equal opportunity employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other legally protected status.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.