Optical Engineer III


Menlo Park, California

22 days ago

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Optical Engineer III
Menlo Park, California

22 days ago

Job Description

Job Title: Optical Engineer III
Duration: 12 months
Location: US remote but would need work west coast hours
The main function of a optical Engineer is to develop new concepts and technologies for next generation Near-Eye Displays (NEDs), projectors, cameras and sensors including integrated optics, structured light, depth sensing, polarization optics, and optical system design

Job Responsibilities:
• Work with a small team of optical scientists in developing imaging systems for AR and VR applications
• Model and prototype critical technologies to drive system performance and validation
• Research and develop emerging concepts in imaging systems and optical systems in support of NEDs
• Support the evaluation and characterization of optical components and system integrations
• Collaborate with the larger research team to explore concepts and drive optical system development to create compelling experiences
• Drive supplier choice, interaction, and management in order to deliver prototypes in support of concept demonstrations
• Establish specifications for display and imaging systems to ensure a successful product

• Experience in applied research and/or product development of optics or photonic systems
• Experience with one or more of the following optics technologies: illumination, radiometry/photometry, stray light analysis, physical optics, or imaging
• Experience with laboratory work setting up optical systems and experience with methods and tools for fabrication of optics (molded, polished, diamond turned) as well as microstructures
• Designing optical tools and methods such as FRED, ASAP, LightTools, or Zemax
• Ability to work with minimal direction and managing a project independently from start to finish
• Working, communicating, and collaborating in a cross-functional team environment
• Experience in radiometric calibration, signal-to-noise measurement, and modeling of imaging systems
• Experience defining system performance and component specifications
• Experience measuring and modeling optical scatter

• Advanced degree in the field of Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a similar field or equivalent experience
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