Optical Engineer

    • Woodinville, WA

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At Facebook Reality Labs, our goal is to make world-class consumer virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences. Come work alongside industry-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.

  • Develop new concepts and technologies for next generation Near-Eye Displays (NEDs), projectors, cameras and sensors including integrated optics, structured light, depth sensing, polarization optics, and optical system design
  • Work with a small team of optical scientists in developing imaging systems for AR and VR applications
  • Model and prototype critical technologies to drive system performance and validation
  • Research and develop emerging concepts in imaging systems and optical systems in support of NEDs
  • Support the evaluation and characterization of optical components and system integrations
  • Collaborate with the larger research team to explore concepts and drive optical system development to create compelling experiences
  • Drive supplier choice, interaction, and management in order to deliver prototypes in support of concept demonstrations
  • Establish specifications for display and imaging systems to ensure a successful product
  • Advanced degree in the field of Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a similar field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience in applied research and/or product development of optics or photonic systems
  • 5+ years of experience with one or more of the following optics technologies: illumination, radiometry/photometry, stray light analysis, physical optics, or imaging
  • 5+ years of experience with laboratory work setting up optical systems and experience with methods and tools for fabrication of optics (molded, polished, diamond turned) as well as microstructures
  • 5+ years of experience with design optical tools and methods such as FRED, ASAP, LightTools, or Zemax
  • Experience working with minimal direction and managing a project independently from start to finish
  • Experience working, communicating, and collaborating in a cross-functional team environment
  • Experience in radiometric calibration, signal-to-noise measurement, and modeling of imaging systems
  • Experience defining system performance and component specifications
  • Experience measuring and modeling optical scatter
  • PhD in the field of Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a similar field with 10+ years of industry experience
  • Experience with FRED
  • Experience with fundamentals in one or more of the following disciplines: polarization optics, optical system design, or optical metrology
  • Experience with product launches, grants, fellowships, patents, or first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as Applied Optics, Optics Letters, Optics Express, SIGGRAPH, SID, OSA, or SPIE
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