Optical Engineer

Infrastructure | Redmond, WA

Oculus is a world leader in the design of virtual and augmented reality systems. Come work alongside world leading scientists and engineers to create the technology that makes VR and AR pervasive and universal. Join the adventure of a lifetime as we make science fiction real and change the world. We are currently seeking an innovative optical engineer with experience in designing and modeling advanced optical systems for near-to-eye display applications. This is a full-time position and requires a degree in optical engineering, physics, or similar, and a strong background in optical design and innovation. Successful candidates must be comfortable working in a dynamic cross-functional team and exhibit excellent interpersonal communication skills.


  • Drive development of component and sub-system requirements for wearable displays, and advance technologies necessary to create product architectures to delivering system requirements
  • Drive modeling, prototyping and validation of component technologies for future AR displays
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to create robust testing and prototyping capabilities for validating component technologies towards size, weight, cost and performance targets

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree (B.Sc., M.Sc. or higher) in the field of Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering
  • Experience with optical modeling and hands of laboratory work to validate optical components and systems
  • Experience with Design of Experiment methodologies such as Six Sigma and related statistical analysis using tools such as JMP or Minitab
  • Knowledge of optics including systems design and integration, imaging, illumination, polarization optics, adaptive optics, visual optics and color science
  • Understanding of light sources (lasers and LED’s), spatial light modulators, diffractive optics, optical materials, and thin films optics
  • Experience in optical design tools such as Code V, Zemax, Light Tools or FRED
  • Familiarity with optical metrology tools such as interferometry, image quality testing, polarization test, etc.

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