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Magic Leap // augmented reality tech
Plantation, FL    Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022
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Job Description

Magic leap is seeking a Lead Materials Scientist with experience in root cause failure analysis for materials characterization & design issues. The candidate will work closely with cross-functional teams to rapidly determine the root cause of issues that are encountered in development & in the field. The candidate will also advise the team on strategies to mitigate issues & make a direct impact to cutting-edge designs. The candidate would be a critical part of Magic Leap Materials Analysis & Design laboratory. 

We are looking for candidates who are motivated, creative, & dedicated team players who excel in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must be highly innovative & enjoy working in a dynamic & multidisciplinary environment.


  • Conduct research into the structures & properties of materials, such as metals, alloys, polymers, & ceramics in order to obtain information that could be used to develop new products or enhance existing ones.
  • Root cause analysis & failure analysis in consumer electronics 
  • Manage & schedule the test resources & facilities to optimize productivity & throughput.
  • Establish and/or adjust the work procedures to meet testing schedules.
  • Oversee the testing to ensure accuracy & completeness.
  • Direct & advise personnel in special test procedures as required.
  • Compile & analyze test information to determine operating efficiency of processes or equipment & diagnose malfunctions.
  • Prepare test protocols for use by laboratory personnel in conducting tests.
  • Recommend measures to improve testing procedures & use of equipment.
  • Analyze & resolve, or assist technicians in solving work problems.
  • Maintain time & testing records.
  • Assist in diagnosing issues for test instrumentation to provide accurate test data for engineers.
  • Complete tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Work closely with engineers & scientists from other fields, such as mechanical, electrical or optical engineering.


  • Experience in troubleshooting & failure analysis of electronic devices. Strong background in surface science & materials; chemistry is preferred. 
  • Broad experience with characterization tools including SEM/ EDS, FIB, optical microscopy, XRF, 3D surface profiling, 2-D & 3-D X-ray (uCT)
  • Experience with fatigue, vibration & shock, electrical stress, & environmental stress testing.
  • Ability to analyze & communicate materials data in a clear, organized manner.
  • Problem solving & troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Capable of working on multiple tasks & projects.
  • Highly detail oriented & self-motivated.
  • Applicant must have good basic laboratory skills related to consistent experiment methodology & safety.

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