Optical Engineer II

Optical Engineer II

Job Title:Optical Engineer IIReq: 20457-1Type: W2 Contract.Duration: 12 months with possible extension and conversion.Location: Redmond WA*Must be authorized to work in US*Summary:The main function of a optical Engineer is to develop new concepts and technologies for next generation Near-Eye Displays (NEDs), projectors, cameras and sensors including integrated optics, structured light, depth sensing, polarization optics, and optical system design.Job Responsibilities:Work with a small team of optical scientists in developing imaging systems for AR and VR applications.Model and prototype critical technologies to drive system performance and validation.Research and develop emerging concepts in imaging systems and optical systems in support of NEDs.Support the evaluation and characterization of optical components and system integrations.Collaborate with the larger research team to explore concepts 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.Establish specifications for display and imaging systems to ensure a successful product.Skills:Experience in applied research and/or product development of optics or photonic systems.Experience with one or more of the following optics technologies: illumination, radiometry/photometry, stray light analysis, physical optics, or imaging.Experience with laboratory work setting up optical systems and experience with methods and tools for fabrication of optics (molded, polished, diamond turned) as well as microstructures.Designing optical tools and methods such as FRED, ASAP, LightTools, or Zemax.Ability to work with minimal direction and managing a project independently from start to finish.Working, communicating, and collaborating in a cross-functional team environment.Experience in radiometric calibration, signal-to-noise measurement, and modeling of imaging systems.Experience defining system performance and component specifications.Experience measuring and modeling optical scatter.Education/Experience:Advanced degree in the field of Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a similar field or equivalent experience

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