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Facebook Optical Materials Engineer - AR/VR Labs in Menlo Park, California


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


AR/VR Labs has the responsibility of developing and maturing new technology to a point where it can be introduced into hardware products. We do this by designing, fabricating, assembling, and integrating mechanical and electrical parts to deliver prototypes of new Augmented and Virtual Reality hardware devices. This is a full-time position based in our Menlo Park office.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop novel materials for optical concepts, display, camera and sensor technology

  2. Customize and implement existing optical organic and inorganic materials and coatings

  3. Support modeling, optimization and prototyping for next-generation optics and displays

  4. Evaluate and characterize optical materials for internal customers

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 3+ years experience working with optical coatings and processing.

  2. Optical Sciences, Physics, Materials or Mechanical Engineering or related degree.

  3. Knowledge of optics including imaging, illumination, radiometry and colorimetry, physical and geometric optics, and polarization.

  4. Knowledge of diffractive optics, optical materials, and thin films optics.

  5. Knowledge of geometrical optics, aberrations, lens design and image forming.

  6. Experience in plastic lens fabrication (diamond turning or injection molding).

  7. Experience with optical metrology methods such as interferometry, image quality testing (e.g. MTF, distortion).

  8. Experience in optical protective coatings such as PVD hard coating and anti-fingerprint fluoropolymers.

  9. Experience in display laminations and characterization of optical film materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Advanced degree (Master or equivalent) in the field of Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline with 3+ years of experience

  2. Experience with experimental optics and laboratory work on setting up of proof-of-concept systems and performance evaluation

  3. Experienced in data analysis and scientific computing using Python

  4. Experience with light-matter interaction or light scattering in random media

  5. Experience with optical design and optical field modeling methods and tools

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.