Optical Engineer - Polarization Design

at Facebook in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


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.


At Facebook Reality Labs (FRL), our goal is to explore, innovate and design novel interfaces and hardware subsystems for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences. The Optical Product Development team at FRL is looking for an Optical Polarization Design Engineer. You will work cross-functionally with lens, display, research, optical systems, and other optics teams to ensure the performance and realization of optical products.

Required Skills:

1. Collaborate with optics, display, mechanical, and other cross-functional engineering teams to define, develop, realize, and simulate a variety of polarization optical components and optical systems.

2. Derive component and optical system level key performance indicator requirements for optical systems.

3. Support test and metrology development as a subject matter expert in the field of non-sequential optics and polarization.

4. Design polarization sensitive optical components and subsystems, considering manufacturability.

5. Maintain performance budgets from the component level, up to subsystem and system level.

6. Up to 15% domestic and international travel.

Minimum Qualifications:

7. Master’s degree in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience.

8. 3+ years of industry, academic, or research experience.

9. Experience working with ambiguity and collaborating with cross-functional teams to solve complex engineering challenges.

10. Experience in at least one of the following non-sequential optical software design packages (including the software’s polarization ray trace functionality): Zemax, LightTools, FRED, or ASAP.

11. Experience in tolerancing sequential or non-sequential optical systems.

12. Experience in one or more of the following: stray light modeling and analysis, illumination optics design and manufacturing, display/backlight design and development.

13. Advanced subject expertise in Polarization simulation, Polarization ray tracing, Polarization measurement, and Visual Optics.

14. Experience communicating and collaborating in a cross-functional team environment.

15. Experience using both logical and creative thinking to solve problems.

Preferred Qualifications:

16. Advanced degree in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related technical discipline.

17. Experience in non-sequential optics.

18. Experience with liquid crystal display backlight and compensation design.

19. Experience in tolerancing non-sequential optical systems.

20. Experience in statistical analysis using JMP, MATLAB, or similar programs.

21. Experience working in a fast-paced startup environment.

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

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Job Posting: JC187068547

Posted On: Jul 03, 2021

Updated On: Aug 19, 2021