Facebook Research Scientist in Redmond, Washington


Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) 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 Research Scientists with experience optics, optical physics, and optical systems technologies for near-to-eye display applications. This is a full-time position and requires master’s level or higher experience in optical engineering, physics, or similar, and experience with optical systems design, fabrication and characterization methods. Successful candidates must be comfortable working in a dynamic cross-functional team and exhibit excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Required Skills:

  1. Establish and lead the development of the design of full optical, mechanical and electronic systems

  2. Specify subcomponents and subsystems to meet complete system requirements

  3. Work with vendors and internal specialists for development and qualification of components and subsystems

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

  5. Debug and root cause issues with assembled systems

  6. Assess viability in terms of product requirements

  7. Establish throughput and cycle time of all assembly and test station to maximize efficiency and robustness

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Experience in developing manufacturing processes and methods for optical systems

  2. Demonstrated experience in moving optical components and systems from design to production

  3. Hands-on experience in laboratory work in setting up optical, metrology and assembly systems

  4. Knowledge in standard tools and methods for measurement and assembly system automation and control

  5. Experience with designed experiments, process mapping and controls, and data analysis

  6. Bachelors or higher degree in Mechanics, Optics or related field with experience in product development of optics or photonic systems

Industry: Internet

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