Facebook Optical Scientist, Geometric Optics (PhD University Grad) in Redmond, Washington
Oculus is a world leader in the design of virtual and augmented reality systems. Come work alongside world 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 researchers to develop next generation near to eye display and imaging systems at our research location in Redmond, WA. This Optical Scientist is a full-time position and will be responsible for developing optics and related technologies as technology building blocks to enable next generation head mounted display architectures.
Drive development of system requirements to create new virtual experiences and advance technologies necessary to create product architectures that can deliver these requirements
Support modeling and prototyping for next-generation optics and displays
Engage cross-functionally with other researchers and engineers in Oculus Research to develop concepts that advance the entire product pipeline (hardware, middleware, and applications)
Collaborate with external groups to advance our research goals
Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar
Must be available to start employment on or after April 1, 2018
Experience in working on applied research or product development of optics or photonic systems
Experience in optics including imaging, illumination, radiometry and photometry, physical and geometric optics, statistics, and polarization
Experience in one or more optical design tools such as Zemax, FRED, or ASAP
Experience with optical metrology tools such as interferometry, image quality testing, etc.
Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
Able to obtain work authorization in the US beginning in 2018
Experience in sources (lasers and LED's), spatial light modulators, diffractive optics, optical materials, and thin films optics
Experience in developing technologies that has resulted in successful transition into high-volume consumer products
Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as Applied Optics, Optics Letters, Optics Express, and relevant SIGGRAPH, SID, OSA, SPIE or similar
2+ years experience in MATLAB or Mathamatica or another program which enables custom analysis
1+ years experience with color science, colorimetry, and visual optics
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