Research Scientist, Computational Imaging Systems (PhD Univ Grad)

Software Engineering | Redmond, WA

Oculus is a world leader in the design of virtual reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative researchers with a passion for technology to develop next-generation head-mounted display and imaging systems at our research location in Redmond, WA. This role is focused on developing computational imaging systems that leverage the co-design of optical elements and image processing algorithms. This position is for a full-time Research Scientist role and requires a PhD in computer science, optical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or similar, and a strong background in delivering imaging hardware prototypes.

Responsibilities

  • Develop next-generation head-mounted display and camera prototypes
  • Explore the application of computational imaging methods to virtual and augmented reality, emphasizing the development of advanced hardware capabilities
  • Collaborate with the larger Oculus Research team and provide creative leadership on computational display and imaging technologies
  • Mentor MS/PhD interns and collaborate with external academic groups to advance our research goals
  • Publish research results in top-tier journals and at leading international conferences

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of Computer Science, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or a related field
  • Experience in solving problems in imaging emphasizing hardware prototyping
  • Foundation in hardware prototyping (e.g., 3D printing, mechanical design, bench prototyping, electronics, and software system integration)
  • Experience with experimental optics and conducting laboratory work (i.e., demonstrated ability to construct proof-of-concept systems and to evaluate performance)
  • 5+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, Mathematica, or similar
  • 3+ years experience with C/C++, or similar
  • Proven track record of achieving results, including first-authored journal publications
  • Interpersonal skills with cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Able to obtain work authorization in the US beginning in 2018
  • Must be available to start employment on or after January 1, 2018

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as SIGGRAPH, relevant IEEE, OSA, and SPIE conferences, or similar


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