Job Description

The Lead Optical Engineer will direct the modeling and analysis of vari-focal element (VFE) technologies and components, including optics, electronics, embedded firmware, etc. Create trade-studies for various system-level performance metrics. Derive key specifications and document linkages between performance and design figures of merit. Design and conduct experiments on prototypes and sub-systems and analyze data. Search and evaluate samples from outside partners and prospective suppliers.

Responsibilities:

  • Create complete specifications document for VFE sub-assemblies and associated evaluation test plan.
  • Work with the cross-functional product development team to build specifications “flow down” documents that ties product performance to critical specifications of all sub-systems, modules, and components for the wearable display.
  • Closely interact with human factors, electronics, machine vision, optical, mechanical, content, and software organizations to derive, validate, and subsequently verify VFE system features and performance through system tests
  • Design and perform laboratory experiments on various VFE technologies and sub-assemblies to quantify performance and evaluate performance in wearable display application
  • Actively survey research activities and publications worldwide for new and superior VFE technology for AR products

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of experience developing cutting-edge vari-focal element technologies, preferably for display markets
  • Experience rapidly prototyping interdisciplinary (electrical, software, controls, optics, etc), high-fidelity proof-of-concept test beds
  • Proficiency with optical modeling software such as ZEMAX, Code V or the equivalent.
  • Familiarity with mechanical modeling software
  • A working knowledge of statistics for data characterization
  • Working knowledge of analog and digital electronics
  • Experience with LabView, MATLAB, or similar laboratory software 

 Education:

  • PhD in Applied Physics, Optics, Electrical Engineering or the equivalent

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.
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