Optical Engineer – Austin, TX
Magic Leap is an eclectic group of visionaries, rocket scientists, wizards, and gurus from the fields of film, robotics, visualization, software, computing, and user experience. We are growing quickly, and this is the time to get on board and play a role in shaping the way people will be interacting with the world tomorrow.
This position is for an Optical Engineer working in Magic Leap's Advanced Photonics R&D team.
- A member of the Advanced Photonics R&D team who will be heavily involved in optical characterization of prototypes and product development.
- Working under the direction of senior personnel, help design and develop metrology processes to test optical components and sub-systems, including specifying and acquiring equipment as needed.
- Perform research and development of optical components, including investigation of cutting-edge technology to meet high-performance design objectives.
- Duties include designing experiments; collecting, analyzing and interpreting data; technical problem solving; innovating creative solutions; and clear communication of findings.
- Experience with camera/imaging systems and general laboratory optics is required.
- Experience with data analysis, statistics and graphing (such as JMP) is required.
- Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills are required
- Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills and good organizational skills
- Must be confident in a highly dynamic and creative environment
- Must be able to communicate and work well with multidisciplinary groups
- Experience with opto-mechanics and automation, including precision alignment and fast prototyping of complex optical systems, is highly preferred.
- A background in test automation or implementing custom test systems is preferred.
- A fundamental understanding of optics/photonics including illumination, radiometry and photometry, physical and geometric optics is required. Understanding of nanophotonics, waveguide optics, holography, and diffractive optics is preferred.
- Software experience with technical computing software (such as MATLAB, Python and/or LabView) is preferred.
- Direct experience with spatial light modulators, diffractive optics, thin film optics, or optical coatings is desired
- Software experience with optical design tools (such as Zemax OpticStudio) and CAD software is desired
- BS degree in optics, physics, electrical engineering or related fields, with 3+ years of commercial experience in optical components or imaging systems including test and metrology.
- All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.