Optical Scientist

    • Woodinville, WA

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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