Meta AR/VR Job | Research Scientist – Computational Photonics and Optics | Quest

Job(岗位): Research Scientist – Computational Photonics and Optics | Quest

Type(岗位类型): Research

Citys(岗位城市): Sunnyvale, CA

Date(发布日期): 2023-7-28


At Meta’s Reality Labs Research, our goal is to make world-class consumer virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences. Come work alongside industry-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 scientists with experience developing high performance simulation and optimization algorithms for advanced optical and photonic device modeling and simulations. This is a full-time position and requires an advanced degree in Optical Engineering, Physics, or similar field, and a strong background in optical system design and innovation. Successful candidates must be comfortable working in a dynamic cross-functional team.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

PhD degree or equivalent experience in Photonics, Optics, Physics or similar fields

Experience with geometric, physical optics, diffractive or micro-optics, and with an emphasis on modeling and simulations.

3+ years experience with electromagnetic modeling and analysis of light propagation in nanoscale structures, anisotropic materials, films, or holographic elements.

3+ years experience with algorithm development for electromagnetic light propagation and implementation of code with C++.

Experience with methods of light propagation both in wave and ray domains as well as in mixed models.

Experience with local and global optimization algorithm development.

Experience with Python programming languages.


Actively engage as a key member in the development and creation of new high-performance optics and photonics simulation and optimization algorithms, aiding in the enhancement of AR/VR hardware design.

Lead collaborations with both internal and external teams, including scientists with specialties in Computation, Optics, Data Science, and Machine Learning, to identify and develop solutions following best practices.

Work closely with a wide range of internal user groups, such as optics and photonics researchers and engineers, to identify both gaps and opportunities for innovative modeling and optimization methodologies and tools.

Play an integral role in the strategic planning of new algorithms and advancing simulation and optimization capabilities for prospective products and technologies.

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

Experience working with electromagnetic theory, modeling optical structures, running simulations, and building software tools for simulation work.

Experience with machine learning and deep neural networks.

Experience with developing code for distributed systems and parallel computing.

Experience with cross-group, interpersonal, and cross-culture collaboration.