Sr. Engineering Technician

Job description


WaveSense is radically accelerating the arrival of self-driving vehicles by tackling some of the most challenging problems that stand in the way of safe and reliable navigation.

Every road in the world has a unique subsurface signature. WaveSense uses radar to create a map of those subsurface signatures from which self-driving cars can navigate. Vehicles using WaveSense are unaffected by common but challenging road conditions like snow, heavy rain, fog, or poor lane markings.

WaveSense is working with leading autonomous vehicle companies, is backed by leading investors, is growing quickly, and is building a talented team that wants to transform the future of mobility and work on some of the hardest and most important engineering problems around. If that sounds like you, please drop us a line.


We're searching for a highly capable person to take a leading role supporting our development and testing efforts. This is a key role with a wide range of responsibilities. You will be working with our engineers to specify, design, and build our prototypes and early production systems. You will help document the design, find vendors, and build the systems, plus develop and execute test and validation plans

You will debug, evaluate, test and demonstrate these systems. You will work on the road, and in the lab, with our engineers and with team members from our partners. You will collect data in various environment conditions, test our designs to make sure they meet our specifications, recommend changes and improvements. You will work with engineers to implement and document the design changes.



  • Significant and wide ranging technical skills supporting electronic hardware, software and mechanical development

  • Extensive experience with the development of technology products

  • Low ego: you take your work seriously but can laugh at yourself, you've seen it all

  • Enjoy working with small, high output teams in a fast paced startup environment

  • Self motivated, knows what needs to be done and does it

  • A “get-it-done” person. You know that done is better than perfect and are energized by constantly delivering and moving things forward.



  • 2 year degree or similar technical training 

  • 10 years experience developing technology based products

  • Demonstrable skills supporting electronic hardware, software and mechanical development

  • Experience using advanced test and measurement tools, devices and techniques

  • Proficient and skillful using schematic or mechanical design tools 

  • Strong technical writing skills


  • Bachelors degree in a technical field 

  • Experience with RF and analog electronics, and RF test equipment

  • Experience with software development, and scripting languages including Python

  • Experience with automated test development

  • Recent experience with Matlab, Altium or Solidworks

  • Ability and willingness to travel to customer and partner sites


  • Must be currently eligible to work in the US.  Please indicate if you need or will eventually need sponsorship on your application.