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Waveguide Design-for-Manufacturing Manager

Company: Facebook
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

At Facebook Reality Labs (FRL), our goal is to make great consumer virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences that will transform how we work, play, and communicate. Come work alongside world class 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 a manager for our Design-For-Manufacturing activity within our computational design team. The candidate will manage a team of innovative optical scientists and engineers responsible for designing and modeling physical optical elements that are robust to manufacturing tolerances. This is a full-time position and requires an advanced degree in optical engineering, physics, or similar, and a strong background in physical optics design and innovation. Successful candidates must be comfortable working in and leading a dynamic cross-functional team.

  • Establish and deploy Design-for-Manufacturing methodologies appropriate to new-to-world optical components.
  • Optimizes new concepts, architectures, and technologies used in Near-Eye Displays (NEDs), projectors, cameras and sensors for manufacturing scale. These areas could include: integrated optics, structured light, depth sensing, polarization optics, optical system design and optical metrology.
  • Facilitate modeling and prototyping of critical technologies to drive system performance across manufacturing tolerances and to validate achievable and robust visual experience.
  • Scaling of emerging concepts in imaging systems and optical systems in support of NEDs productization.
  • Support evaluation and characterization of optical components, and system integration.
  • Collaborate with the larger research team to explore concepts, perform trades and drive optical system development to create compelling experiences.
  • Drive supplier choice, interaction and management in order to deliver prototypes in support of concept demonstrations.
  • Manage a team of direct reports. Responsibilities include meeting weekly with each team member, providing career planning guidance, and performing semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Master's degree in the field of Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or similar.
  • 3+ years experience in applied research and/or product development of optics or photonic systems.
  • 3+ years experience maturing designs from proof of concept to early low volume prototypes or taking your own design into production.
  • 3+ years of experience with optics technologies with one or more of the following: illumination, radiometry/photometry, stray light analysis, physical optics, imaging.
  • 3+ years of experience with laboratory work in setting up of optical systems, experience with methods and tools for fabrication of physical optics.
  • 3+ years of experience with design optical tools and methods such as FRED, ASAP, Zemax, CODE V, or leveraging RCWA or FDTD.
  • Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.
  • Experience working without direction and managing a project from start to finish.
  • PhD in the field of Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or similar.
  • Experience with FDTD or RCWA modeling.
  • Experience with fundamentals in one or more of the disciplines: optical scattering modeling and measurement, polarization optics, optical system design, physical optics, meta-structures and optical metrology.
  • Experience managing a team of optical scientists in either a development or manufacturing setting.
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by product launches, grants, fellowships, patents, or first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as Applied Optics, Optics Letters, Optics Express, and relevant SIGGRAPH, SID, OSA, SPIE or similar.
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.
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

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