Staff Optical Engineer - Polarization and Test

Magic Leap
April 11, 2024
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A new paradigm of computing

Magic Leap is a pioneer in spatial computing, developing groundbreaking augmented reality technology that seamlessly blends digital content with the real world. As the creator of the next computing platform, our mixed reality devices unlock new possibilities for how people interact with and experience their surroundings.

Magic Leap could be your place if you want to be part of a united team where everyone is empowered and trusted to make an impact. At Magic Leap, you can explore innovative solutions and use your talents to solve real-world problems. Working alongside industry experts, you can grow your skills and amplify human potential at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds. We know that successful change and progress accelerate diverse perspectives. As we shape our future, everyone's voice matters. Together, we can reimagine the world of work and, with our bold partners, make the impossible possible.

The Opportunity

The Product Development and Engineering roles are core of Magic Leap's revolutionary AR capabilities. These highly collaborative teams are responsible for our organization's engineering and technical operations, performing cutting-edge and complex scientific research and development that is 'defined as we build' to create new AR products, features, and marketplaces. Activities include undertaking research, design, development, and implementation activities to improve Magic Leap's AR products and services; designing, constructing, testing, and operating equipment; ensuring that standards of quality, cost, safety, reliability, timeliness, and performance are met in production processes; interpreting plans, drawings, and specifications; and collaborating across all Magic Leap teams to ensure our AR product and features provide a high-quality, immersive experience, meeting and exceeding our customer's needs and our business objectives.

As a Staff, Optical Engineer - Polarization and Test, you will formulate processes that facilitate the testing and optimization of optical components and systems that enable the projection of virtual images in augmented reality (AR) devices. Apply advanced knowledge of optical systems and test methods to design and develop new innovative optical system components. Drive a collaborative environment that fosters engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation in the interdisciplinary areas of optical design and testing, display technologies, and image processing.

This position is based at our site in Austin, TX.

What You'll Do

  • Develop concepts and detailed designs for virtual display and see through components.
  • Perform characterization and analysis of virtual display components, polarization components, Liquid Crystal (LC) and Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) components or devices.
  • Specify component and system level performance metrics to achieve product goals.
  • Prototype measurement and qualification against written performance criteria.
  • Coordinates and accomplishes activities involved in design, fabrication, operation, application, testing, and production.
  • The experience you bring

  • 7+ years experience in designing, modeling and testing of projection or display systems.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field.
  • Strong working knowledge of polarization metrology methods and instrumentation.
  • Experience developing novel instruments and/or methods for both objective assessment of polarization optics and system.
  • Strong knowledge of LC devices, manufacturing, and characterization methods.
  • Working knowledge of optical metrology methods and instrumentation for diffractive component qualification.
  • Experience in the establishment and documentation of test requirements of optical systems and components.
  • Experience in one or more scientific computer languages (e.g. Matlab, C++/C#, Python).
  • Excellent creative/analytical & critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in working with international, cross-functional teams.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • It's exciting if you also have

  • Experience in the design and simulation of diffractive / nano-structured optical components.
  • Experience in standard display quality metrics.
  • Additional Information

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

    Accommodations If you need an accommodation during the application, interviewing, or hiring process, you may request an accommodation by emailing [email protected]. Magic Leap will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law. Please note that we do not accept any application documents via (e-)mail. Furthermore, we do not accept applications from recruitment agencies for this role.

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