Facebook Optical Scientist, Optical Metrology (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 an innovative optical engineer with experience on testing and debugging of advanced optical systems for near-to-eye display applications. This is a full-time position and requires masters level degree in optical engineering, physics, or similar, and a strong background in optical systems and characterization methods. Successful candidates must be comfortable working in a dynamic cross-functional team.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop testing and metrology capabilities for broad range of optical parameters for imaging and non-imaging systems

  2. Specify instruments and tools for optical measurements of components, sub-assemblies and systems

  3. Work with vendors for development and qualification of tools and custom test systems, including statistical analysis controls and methods

  4. Work with optical design to create test plans for component and system validation

  5. Debug and root cause issues with fabricated components

  6. Assess viability in terms of product requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 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 with a focus on advanced optics or photonic systems

  2. Must be available to start employment on or after March 1, 2018

  3. 3+ years experience with optical technologies including imaging and illumination systems, photometry, and physical optics

  4. 3+ years experience with color science, colorimetry, and visual optics

  5. Experience with standard optical design tools such as Zemax, FRED, or ASAP

  6. Experience with laboratory work and in setting up of optical measurement systems

  7. Experience with standard tools and methods for measurement system automation at lab level including LabView and MATLAB

  8. Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

  9. Able to obtain work authorization in the U.S. beginning in 2018

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Understanding of designed experiments and related statistical data analysis

  2. 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

Industry: Internet

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