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Optical Engineer for Design Validation

Company: Facebook
Location: Redmond
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

At Facebook Reality Labs (FRL), our goal is to make great consumer virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences that will transform how we work, play, and communicate. Come work alongside world class 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 currently seeking an Optical Engineer with deep expertise in optical characterization for novel near-eye display technology. In this role, the candidate will interface directly with our Optical Design staff and Nanofabrication Research & Development teams. The position is a full time regular position requiring a PhD in physics, optics, material, engineering, or similar. Candidates with practical experience in designing and building custom optical characterization tools for novel optical elements are preferred. Experience in FDTD/RCWA simulation and materials characterization is preferred. Candidates must be comfortable working in a cross-functional team. Excellent interpersonal communication skills are required.

  • Establish fundamental understanding of as-build physical optics
  • Identify source of design-to-fab performance gaps
  • Document component performance and work with Design and Fabrication teams to understand and address design-to-fab differences
  • Deploy commercial optical characterization equipment to analyze near-eye display optical components
  • Develop concepts for custom optical characterization equipment (where no commercial system exists) and work collaboratively with Optomechanical and Design team to design, build, and validate the equipment performance
  • Work with suppliers to customize commercial metrology systems for near-eye display applications
  • Work closely with the research staff, and lab technicians to execute design of experiments
  • Work closely with the Optics team to establish metrology and characterization strategy
  • Build collaborative relationships both internally and externally to support research, development and production initiatives
  • Support modeling and prototyping for next-generation optics and displays
  • Support evaluating and characterizing optical elements and image processing algorithms
  • Engage cross-functionally with other researchers and engineers in Facebook Reality Labs to develop concepts that advance the entire product pipeline (hardware, software, integration, infrastructure and applications)
  • Collaborate with external groups to advance our research goals
    • Completing a PhD degree or postdoctoral assignment in Physics, Material Science, Electrical Engineering, or a similar field
    • Experience with optical modeling, and conducting laboratory work (i.e., experience constructing proof-of-concept systems and to evaluate performance)
    • Knowledge of optics including systems design and integration, imaging, illumination, polarization optics, adaptive optics, visual optics and color science
    • Experience with light sources (lasers and LED s), spatial light modulators, diffractive optics, optical materials, and thin films optics
    • Foundation in hardware prototyping (e.g., bench prototyping, basic electronics, and software system integration)
    • Experience with scientific programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, Mathematica, or similar
    • Experience in one or more optical design tools such as Code V, Zemax, Light Tools or FRED
    • Experience with optical metrology tools such as interferometry, image quality testing, polarization test, etc.
    • Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
      • Completed PhD degree or postdoctoral assignment in Physics, Material Science, Electrical Engineering, or a similar field
      • Experience in solving problems in imaging emphasizing hardware prototyping & root-cause analysis
      • 3 or more years of experience in an Optical metrology role
      • 3 or more years of experience in nanofabricationFacebook'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.Facebook is proud to be an Equal 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.Facebook 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 Associated topics: eye, optometric, optometry, sme, tpa

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