Facebook

Optical Engineer, Liquid Crystal

Facebook

June 10, 2021

Facebook Reality Labs is the world leader in the design of virtual and augmented reality systems. Come work alongside expert engineers and research scientists 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 an Optical Engineer with a background in Liquid Crystal Technologies and Polarization. The role requires a good mix of research in Liquid Crystal based optical technology and internal and vendor based development work.
  • Lead design, prototype, testing, and productization of electro-optical devices involving liquid crystal materials and devices.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary cross-functional teams such as Optics, Displays, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Software.
  • Generate design requirements and specifications for optical devices under R&D constraints.
  • Simulate and analyze optical performance of optical systems and corresponding sub-systems.
  • Coordinate with internal and external collaborators to build and test prototypes.
  • Troubleshoot and root cause using theoretical, simulation, and experimental approaches.
  • Participate in technology productization and product development process.
  • Prepare technology analysis and summary for cross functional reviews.
  • MS degree in Optical Engineering, Applied Physics or a related technical discipline.
  • Experience in liquid crystal technology, and polarization.
  • Experience in geometric optics, imaging optics, image quality metrics, and optical testing.
  • Experience with optical modeling software tools: Ray Tracking Software, RCWA Modeling, or LCDMaster and Techwiz.
  • Experience with or understanding of fabrication processes of liquid crystal cells and thin films.
  • Experience with laboratory experiments by designing, planning, and conducting optical experiments.
  • Communication, presentation, and documentation skills.
  • Doctoral degree in Optical Engineering, Applied Physics, or a related technical discipline.
  • Experience with AR/VR applications and products.
  • Experience with designing, building, and testing hardware prototypes.
  • Experience with collaboration with industrial vendors in hardware development.
  • Experience in display technologies.
  • Experience with the fabrication process of optical elements, diffractive optical elements.
  • Experience with optical metrology and testing metrics, instruments, and methods.
  • Experience with development of optical systems, preferably in consumer products.
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