Optical Design Engineer (Oculus)

The Oculus team at Facebook is helping more people around the world come together and connect through world-class VR hardware and software. With global departments dedicated to VR research, computer vision, haptics, social interaction, and more, Oculus is committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation. VR's potential to change the world is immense-and we're just getting started.

Our Core Tech team explores, develops, and delivers new cutting-edge technologies that serve as the foundation of current and future Oculus products. From mixed reality and human interaction to natural inputs and beyond, Core Tech is focused on taking new technologies from early concept to the product level while iterating, prototyping, and realizing the human value and new experiences they open up.

We are currently developing next generations of VR headsets and looking for talented lens designers who are passionate about geometrical optics.


  • Develop novel optical concepts for improved visual immersion (wider field, higher resolution, more compact designs, etc.)
  • Develop new concepts and fully functional prototypes
  • Support modeling, optimization and prototyping for next-generation optics and displays
  • Support evaluating and characterizing optical elements and image quality
  • Engage cross-functionally with researchers and engineers to develop and ship innovative concepts that advance the entire product pipeline (hardware, software, integration, infrastructure and applications)
  • MS in Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related degree, or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of optics including imaging, illumination, radiometry and colorimetry, physical and geometric optics, and polarization.
  • Knowledge of sources (lasers and LED's), spatial light modulators, diffractive optics, optical materials, and thin films optics.
  • Knowledge of geometrical optics, aberrations, lens design and image forming.
  • Experience in designing lenses such as free form, off axis aspheres, etc.
  • Experience in plastic lens fabrication (diamond turning or injection molding).
  • Experience with one or more optical design tools such as Zemax, Code V, FRED, or ASAP.
  • Experience with optical metrology methods such as interferometry, image quality testing (e.g. MTF, distortion).
  • Experience in development of test automation using LabVIEW, MATLAB, Mathematica or another program that enables custom analysis and automation of metrology.
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional groups.
  • Experience in developing opto-mechanical instrumentation.
  • PhD in Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related degree.

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