Meta AR/VR Job | Optical Scientist, Waveguide Design | Quest

Job(岗位): Optical Scientist, Waveguide Design | Quest

Type(岗位类型): Research

Citys(岗位城市): Redmond, WA

Date(发布日期): 2023-10-6


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. Optics & Display Research (O&DR) is currently seeking scientists with experience designing and modeling advanced optical systems relevant to near-to-eye display applications. Successful candidates must be comfortable working in a dynamic, cross-functional team and have experience in optical system design and innovation.


Ph.D. degree or equivalent experience in the field of Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related field.

Experience with fundamental optics concepts such as wave optics, geometric optics, diffraction, polarization, coherence, etc.

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

Experience in scientific programming and data analysis tools (e.g. MATLAB, Python, etc.).

3+ years experience with multiple optical technologies in the areas such as imaging or illumination systems, light sources, thin films, polarization optics, adaptive optics, or color science.

Experience working with process, equipment, or manufacturing partners to drive development cycles of optical systems.

Experience working in a cross-group and cross-culture collaboration environment.

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


Collaborate with system architecture teams to develop component and subsystem requirements for next generation near-eye displays.

Optical design and modeling of critical component technologies for near-eye display combiners.

Collaborate with internal and external partners to prototype and verify designs towards size, weight, cost, and performance targets.

Design innovative concepts to overcome limitations of existing technologies.

Contribute to improvement of design methodologies and workflow.

Collaborate with diverse teams and scientists with specialties in Computation, Optics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Process Development, and Integration to identify and develop solutions following best practices.

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

Experience in applied research and/or product development of waveguide-based near-to-eye display systems.

Experience with optical design using standard design software such as VirtualLab, FRED, LightTools, Zemax, or CODE V.

Experience in conducting research on novel technologies such as metastructures and metamaterials for light manipulation, beam steering, wave propagation, etc.

Experience with developing optics for products, design of experiment methodologies, and statistical data analysis methods and software (JMP, MATLAB, Python, etc.).

Experience with hands-on laboratory work with optics metrology tools such as interferometers, image quality testers, and polarimeters.