Optical Scientist

AR/VR | Redmond, WA

The Reality Labs system exploration team is committed to doing its part by developing technology and shipping the products that are necessary to make AR/VR compelling, pervasive and universal. We are currently seeking innovative and self-motivated scientists with experience designing optical system, pushing the limits of physics, and working in a dynamic cross-functional environment.

Responsibilities

  • Explore the vast design space available for AR and VR optical systems through design and prototyping using novel and conventional techniques and components
  • Develop and analyze system and subsystem components that are specified to meet the needs of advanced AR and VR products
  • Perform detailed system level analysis such as tolerancing, optical performance, size, weight, and power to predict system performance
  • Work closely with the internal mass production team to drive mature optical systems towards productization
  • Collaborate with internal research teams for adoption of mature technologies

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree or equivalent experience in the field of Optical Sciences, Optical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a similar field
  • 5+ years of experience in applied research and/or product development of optics or photonic systems
  • 5+ years of experience with optical systems requiring any combination of the following: imaging, illumination, physical optics, stray light analysis, radiometry, photometry, holography, or nano-optics
  • Experience maturing optical systems from proof-of-concept to early low volume prototypes or taking your own design into production
  • Knowledge of methods of light propagation both in wave and ray domains as well as in mixed models
  • Knowledge of optical design, modeling methods, and tools for imaging and illumination systems
  • Knowledge of the physics behind state-of-the-art display technologies such as liquid crystal displays and organic light emitting diode displays
  • Experience working without direction and managing virtual teams to bring together an entire system from concept to pre-mass production maturity
  • Experience working, communicating, and collaborating in a cross-functional environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree or equivalent experience in the field of Optical Sciences, Optical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or a similar field
  • 10+ years of experience in applied research and/or product development of optics or photonic systems
  • 10+ years of experience with optical systems requiring any combination of the following: imaging, illumination, physical optics, stray light analysis, radiometry, photometry, holograph, or nano-optics
  • Knowledge of mass production of optical components and systems
  • Experience in opto-mechanical design and tolerance analysis
  • Experience in MATLAB or Python programming


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