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Optical Research Engineer - VR/AR

Company: EMD Electronics
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

EMD Electronics is hiring an Optical Scientist- Bonus Offered!
A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.
Your Role:
EMD Electronics is a recognized materials supplier, with multiple products being currently used in groundbreaking Augmented and Virtual Reality Devices. In your role as Optical Scientist, you will join our AR/VR Laboratory team to help us deepen our understanding on this technology. This is an impactful position allowing you to shape our venture from day one. You will innovate and define our next generation materials driven by market and technological needs, while operating at the interface of external partners and our internal teams.
You will be based at our Silicon Valley critical initiative in San Jose to develop new materials to impact next generation AR/VR products.

  • Help building our capabilities and lead the optical characterization of AR/VR components.
  • Act as inspiring leader in the optical simulation of AR/VR components, helping us to understand critical metrics and how our materials can impact the advancement of this technology.
  • Collaborate with other teams across the globe to coordinate our R&D projects in AR/VR component related materials development.
  • Participate in partnerships with component and product developers to help introducing EMD Electronics products in new generation headsets.

    Who you are:
    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Ms in Physics, Optics or related field (PhD preferred).
    • Some industry experience in AR/VR component design and characterization
    • Extensive experience optically characterizing AR/VR waveguides, gratings and displays, among other components. Deep understanding of the critical metrics, key to push this technology further.
    • Extensive experience modeling the optical response of AR/VR components by using RCWA, FDTD, ray-tracing, and related formalisms. Experience with both commercial packages (VirtualLab, Zemax, LightTools, Code V, Lumerical, etc.) and self-written code in relevant languages (Python, Matlab, etc.)

      Preferred qualifications:
      - Ability to optimize existing products in terms of performance, manufacturability, and cost.
      - Excellent communication skills.
      - A curious mind willing to make a broad impact to an emerging technology such as AR/VR.
      - Willingness to push the boundaries of current approaches and to innovate in the field of materials and applications.
      What we offer:
      We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
      We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
      We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
      Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!

Keywords: EMD Electronics, Palo Alto , Optical Research Engineer - VR/AR, Engineering , Palo Alto, California

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