Facebook Optical Scientist, Optical Systems in Redmond, Washington
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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. We are currently seeking innovative scientists with experience designing, modeling, and prototyping advanced optical systems for near-to-eye display applications. This is a full-time position and requires an advanced degree in optical engineering, physics, or similar, and a strong background in optical system design and innovation. Successful candidates must be comfortable working in a dynamic cross-functional team.
Develop novel concepts and optical system architectures for next generation Near-Eye Displays (NEDs) and sensors
Implement proof-of-concept hardware prototypes that redefine the state-of-the-art in AR/MR
Evaluate performance of and optics and display components and systems
Engage cross-functionally with researchers and engineers to explore innovative concepts that advance the entire pipeline (hardware, software, integration, infrastructure and applications), and create compelling future AR/MR experiences
MS or PhD in Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related degree
General knowledge of optics including display optics, imaging, illumination, radiometry and colorimetry, physical and geometric optics, and polarization
3+ years of experience in geometrical, physical optics, computational imaging or micro-optics emphasizing modeling and hardware prototyping
3+ years of experience with scientific programming languages (e.g., MATLAB, Python, and Mathematica)
3+ years of experience working with optical device design and prototyping, including hands-on prototyping
Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
In-depth experience and knowledge of display optical requirement definition, characterization, and performance optimization
Understanding of sources (lasers and LED’s), spatial light modulators, diffractive optics, optical materials, and thin films optics
Experience in one or more optical design tools such as Zemax, Code V, LightTools, FRED, or ASAP
Proven track record of achieving results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at workshops or conferences (e.g. SID, OSA, IEEE, and SPIE)
Experience developing prototypes and collaborating in a team environment across a diverse set of disciplines including Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, and Optics
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