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Liquid Crystal Fabrication Engineer

Company: Meta
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

As a Liquid Crystal Fabrication Engineer at Meta, you will design, build, and test prototype liquid crystal optical devices for future consumer virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) products. You will work with a team exploring new concepts, fabricating and characterizing prototypes, and maturing the technology towards product intersection. The ideal candidate has deep knowledge in liquid crystal fabrication methods, collaborates effectively with internal and external partners, has experience scaling processes, and has strong communication skills.

Liquid Crystal Fabrication Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Lead liquid crystal device fabrication, including owner of the entire of the LC prototyping line
  • Define DOEs for solving technical problems starting from the prototyping stages and into technical development and mass production
  • Take technical responsibility for optimizing fabrication process parameters, working in sync with optical, electrical, mechanical, and software engineers
  • Work with metrology engineers within and outside Meta as needed to validate the design and resolve any issues
  • Generate documentation, including test reports, SOPs, and engineering specifications
  • Incubate new technologies into high volume production
  • Collaborate with program management to assess and develop project schedule and milestones as well as identify risks and mitigation plans
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Working autonomously and taking initiative to manage priorities

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Ph.D. degree in physics, chemical physics, optical science, electric engineering, materials science, or equivalent
    • 3+ years research or industry experience with LCDs/liquid crystal devices
    • 3+ years experience in cleanroom fabrication/prototyping
    • Hands-on experience of liquid crystal cleanroom prototyping processes (substrate preparation, spin coating, photolithography, wet/dry etching, thin film deposition, alignment layer processing, cell assembly)
    • Thin film characterization (ellipsometry), polarizing microscopy, liquid crystal characterization, optical characterization
    • Experience in failure analysis and solving complex technical problems
    • Experience with cross functional team communication and collaboration

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • 5+ years research or industry experience with LCD/liquid crystal device
      • 5+ experience with clean room fabrication processes
      • Experience with liquid crystal fabrication processes, including experience with high resolution electrode patterning, vacuum depositions, various LC alignment methods
      • Experience in electro-optical metrology of active LC devices
      • Experience in modeling/simulation of LC devices

        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

Keywords: Meta, Redmond , Liquid Crystal Fabrication Engineer, Engineering , Redmond, Washington

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