This position is for a Senior Diffractive Optics Engineer working in Magic Leap’s Advanced Photonics R&D team. The Senior Diffractive Optics Engineer will be responsible for innovation of key optical component-level technology to enable the next-generation of our Mixed Reality experience. The Senior Diffractive Optics Engineer is expected to develop, characterize and optimize optical component and to effectively contribute to technical deliverables in these areas to achieve aggressive goals.
A key member of the R&D team with a focus on product development, next-generation technologies, and prototyping.
Contribute to research and development of optical components from proof-of-concept demonstration to system-level integration with volume manufacturing solutions.
Duties include designing experiments; collecting, analyzing and interpreting data; technical problem solving; innovating creative solutions, and clear communication of findings.
Possess knowledge of a broad range of optics/photonics including imaging, illumination, radiometry and photometry, physical and geometric optics, diffractive optics, waveguide optics, and polarization.
Expert knowledge of diffractive and polarization optics.
Possess knowledge of various diffractive optical elements including surface relief gratings, volume holographic gratings, liquid crystal gratings and meta-surface structures.
Possess knowledge of nano-/micro-patterning and replication techniques including optical lithography, interference lithography, and nano-imprint/molding.
Extensive hands-on experience in diffractive optical elements, preferably in the design and fabrication of diffractive optical elements.
Knowledge of liquid crystal based optical elements/devices, both passive and active, and their fabrication processes including surface chemistry, alignment, and coating processes is highly desirable
Experience with manufacturing process development for optical films in displays or other imaging systems is strongly preferred.
Experience with imaging optics is desired; experience with display optics preferred.
Experience with Python, Matlab highly desirable
Experience with diffractive optics design and modeling software, including gsolver, Zemax, Lumerical, COMSOL or other packages is preferred.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Focused on problem resolution and delivering solutions.
Able to communicate and work well with multidisciplinary groups.
Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills are required.
MS or Ph.D. in optics, physics or related fields, with 5+ years of industry experience in optical components or sub-systems.
All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.