Optical Systems Engineer

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 AR/VR Platform Display and Optics team focuses on moving the state-of-art display and optical technologies forward for Facebook AR/VR products, which gives people the power to build community and brings the world closer together. The team is responsible for technology development and maturation, component design, novel manufacturing processes and metrology development, and system integration of display and optics for all Facebook AR/VR products.

The VR/Portal optics team is looking for an experienced Optical Systems Engineer to develop and lead new modules for VR and Portal products. You will work cross-functionally with electrical, mechanical, display, sensor, and other optics teams to ensure the performance and realization of optical products.


  • Work closely across the optics, display, mechanical engineering, and other cross-functional teams to define, develop, realize, and/or simulate a variety of optical systems
  • Work closely with quality, test engineering, and technical operations teams to transition architected systems into mass production
  • Distill product level requirements to the optical system design and requirements
  • Perform requirement flowdown and budgeting to various subsystems
  • Create and maintain engineering specifications
  • Specify key performance indicators, test methods, and test requirements for components and systems
  • Work closely with domestic and international vendors
  • Up to 25% domestic and international travel required
  • BS degree in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related technical discipline with 5+ years of experience
  • Demonstrated experience in optical system engineering and cross-functional product development
  • Experience in at least one of the following optical software design packages: Zemax, Code V, LightTools, FRED, ASAP, or similar software
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Image quality evaluation
    • Stray light molding and analysis
    • Camera module or lens testing and characterization
    • Imaging optics design and manufacturing
    • Illumination optics design and manufacturing
    • Display/backlight design and development
    • Polarization
    • Visual Optics
    • Optical testing and metrology
  • Experience in cross-functional communication, collaboration, and working across teams
  • Advanced degree in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related technical discipline with 3+ years of experience
  • Experience in both sequential and non-sequential optics and tolerancing both sequential or non-sequential optical systems
  • Experience in statistical analysis for mass production using JMP, MATLAB, or similar programs
  • Energy and drive to work in a startup environment
  • Logical and creative thinking
Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com .

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