Manager, Optics & Display

Infrastructure | Redmond, WA

At Oculus Research, we’re developing the future of augmented reality. We are looking for an experienced leader to manage and build a world-class AR Display product team dedicated to advancing the state of the art in AR. You’ll be managing a team of optical and display scientists and engineers aimed at pushing beyond the state of the art for all the functionality of next-gen near to eye displays and imaging systems. In your role as the optics manager, you will be a key contributor in a highly multi-disciplinary team of world leading scientist and engineers focused on creating the future of personal communications.


  • Build, lead, mentor, inspire, and enable a world-class Display development team
  • Work with lead Display and Optics researchers, and cross-functional teams to develop and pursue a vision for next-generation optical systems
  • Enable a team to develop advanced optical components and systems, including but not limited to imaging and display systems
  • Work with the team to define and build capabilities enabling integration and validation of complex display and optics systems for consumers
  • Explore optical requirements to create new experiences and advance technologies necessary to create architectures that can deliver these requirements
  • Collaborate and work across teams to develop concepts that advance the entire product pipeline (hardware, software, computer vision, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years of hands-on Optics and Display research and development experience
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Mentorship experience with the ability to lead an organization at various experience levels ranging from interns to researchers
  • Ability to work with immature technologies and create capabilities for integrating them into consumer devices
  • Technical knowledge across a range of optics including imaging, illumination, radiometry and photometry, physical and geometric optics, statistics, and polarization
  • Understanding of sources (lasers and LED’s), spatial light modulators, diffractive optics, optical materials, and thin film optics
  • Subject matter expert demonstrated through shipped products
  • Ability to collaborate and work across teams to develop concepts that advance the entire product pipeline (hardware, software, computer vision, etc.)
  • PhD or M.S. in Optics or related field

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