Optical Systems Engineer

Optical Systems Engineer
Location pin icon
The Facebook Reality Labs focuses on moving state-of-art display and optical technologies forward for Facebook’s AR/VR products. The team is responsible for developing and maturing technologies for component design, novel manufacturing processes, metrology, and system integration. The Optical Product Development team is looking for a creative Optical Systems Engineer to develop and lead new optical module development for Facebook products. You will work cross-functionally with electrical, mechanical, display, sensor, and other optics teams to ensure the performance and realization of optical products.
Optical Systems Engineer Responsibilities
  • Change the landscape of capabilities of AR and VR.
  • Identify new concepts and system architectures to develop innovative processes that improve optical performance and system cost.
  • Work closely across the optics, display, mechanical, and other cross-functional engineering teams to define, develop, realize, and simulate a variety of optical systems.
  • Work closely with the quality, test engineering, and technical operations teams to transition architect systems into mass production.
  • Distill product-level requirements to optical system design and requirements.
  • Perform requirement flow down and budgeting to various subsystems.
  • Create and maintain engineering specifications.
  • Specify key performance indicators, test methods, and test requirements for components and systems.
  • Work closely with domestic and international vendors.
  • Up to 25% domestic and international travel.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience communicating and collaborating in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Experience working with uncertainty and directing cross-functional teams to manage the risk portfolio at different stages of product development.
  • Experience in at least one of the following: Image quality evaluation, Stray light molding and analysis, Camera module or lens testing and characterization, Imaging optics design and manufacturing, Illumination optics design and manufacturing, Display/backlight design and development, Polarization, Visual Optics, or Optical testing and metrology.
  • Experience using both logical and creative thinking to solve problems.
  • Experience in at least one of the following optical software design packages: Zemax, Code V, LightTools, FRED, or ASAP.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related technical discipline.
  • Demonstrated history of optical system engineering and cross-functional product development.
  • Understanding of tolerancing of sequential or non-sequential optical systems.
  • 5+ years of industry experience in the areas mentioned above.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related technical discipline.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • 10+ years of industry experience.
  • Experience in statistical analysis using JMP, MATLAB, or similar programs.
  • Experience in both sequential and non-sequential optics.
  • Experience in tolerancing both sequential and non-sequential optical systems.
Locations
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
Meta is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to accommodations-ext@fb.com.
Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. You may view our Equal Employment Opportunity notice here. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. We may use your information to maintain the safety and security of Meta, its employees, and others as required or permitted by law. You may view Meta's Pay Transparency Policy, Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice, and Notice to Applicants for Employment and Employees by clicking on their corresponding links. Additionally, Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.

Meta is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com.
Let us know you're interested
Share your resume or LinkedIn profile with our recruiting team and create personalized job alerts.