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Optical Engineer Intern

Posted: 15 Mar 2021 Closes: 14 Apr 2021
London, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1424361946

The Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) Team brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR), which together will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today. And just as PCs have done over the past 45 years, AR and VR will ultimately change everything about how we work, play, and connect. We are developing all the technologies needed to enable breakthrough AR glasses and VR headsets: optics and displays, computer vision, audio, graphics, brain-computer interfaces, haptic interaction, eye/hand/face/body tracking, perception science, and true telepresence. Some of those will advance much faster than others, but they all need to happen to enable AR and VR products that are so compelling that they become an integral part of our lives.As an optical engineering intern at FRL, you will be embedded in our development team and work on optical system/component design, characterization, prototyping and metrology development for next generation virtual reality and augmented reality products.

Optical Engineer Intern Responsibilities

  • Research, prototype and implement an AR/VR optical project

  • Work with and get feedback from the cross-functional engineering teams at FRL

  • Contribute to on-device sensing solutions such as eye or face tracking

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a Bachelors or Masters in Optical Engineering or related field

  • Knowledge of imaging optics, diffractive and/or near eye display optics design

  • Knowledge of optical component metrology

  • Strong skills in sequential or non-sequential optical simulation software, e.g. Zemax, Code V, Light Tool etc

  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op

  • Experience in at least one of scientific programming languages such as Matlab, Python, Mathematica, or similar.

  • Experience with optical design programs such as Code V, Zemax, LightTools, FRED, or similar.

  • Demonstrated experience via an internship, work experience, or widely used contributions to open source projects


About the Facebook company

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.

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