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Optical Scientist: Computational Optics

  • Full-time
  • Redmond, WA
  • Aug. 29, 2023
  • Meta

Job Description

At Meta’s Reality Labs Research, 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 Sciences, 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.

Optical Scientist: Computational Optics Responsibilities:

  • Develop novel concepts and technologies for next generation Near-Eye Displays (NEDs) and sensors.
  • Explore the co-design space between display, optics, and sensors.
  • Implement proof-of-concept hardware prototypes that redefine the state-of-the-art in AR/MR.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD degree or equivalent experience in Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • General knowledge of optics including imaging, illumination, radiometry and colorimetry, physical and geometric optics, and polarization.
  • Proven record in developing complex systems involving optics, mechanics, and automation.
  • 3+ years of experience with scientific programming languages (e.g., MATLAB, Python, and Mathematica).
  • 3+ years of experience working with system-level prototyping work, including hands-on prototyping of bench-top optical components.
  • 3+ years of experience with optics technologies with one or more of the following: physical optics, computational optics, holography, display optics, imaging, illumination, stray light analysis, radiometry and photometry.
  • Experience working, communicating, and collaborating in a cross-functional environment with minimal direction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with diffractive optics, holography, or computational optics.
  • Knowledge of one or more optical modeling tools (eg. Zemax, Code V, LightTools, FRED, or Lumerical).
  • Experience with display and sensing components, such as near-eye displays and sensors.
  • Proven track record of achieving results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at workshops or conferences (eg. OSA, SPIE, IEEE, SIGGRAPH, COSI, and SID).
  • Develop prototypes and collaborate in a team environment across a diverse set of disciplines including Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, and Optics.
Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

Meta is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at [email protected].

Job Overview

  • Date Posted:
    Aug. 29, 2023
  • Location:
    Redmond, WA
  • Job Title:
    Optical Scientist: Computational Optics
  • Salary Range:
    $143,000 - $204,000 a year