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Magic Leap // augmented reality tech
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The Opportunity 

Magic Leaps Product Development & Engineering roles are the core of our revolutionary AR capabilities.  These highly collaborative teams are responsible for our organization's engineering & technical operations, performing cutting-edge & complex scientific research & development that is 'defined as we build' to create new AR products, features, & marketplaces. Activities include undertaking research, design, development, & implementation activities to improve Magic Leaps AR products & services;  designing, constructing, testing, & operating equipment; ensuring that standards of quality, cost, safety, reliability, timeliness, & performance are met in production processes; interpreting plans, drawings, & specifications; & collaborating across all Magic Leap teams to ensure our AR product & features provide a high-quality, immersive experience, meeting & exceeding our customers needs & our business objectives.

As a Sr Director, Eyepiece Design Group you will work in Magic Leap's Optical Engineering team. You will be responsible for directing the activities of a team of engineers/physicists working on key optical component-level technologies to enable the next generation of our Mixed Reality experience. You would be expected to oversee a range of activities that include development of new eyepiece concepts, delivery of bespoke designs, continued improvement & evolution of custom simulation software, as well as strong collaboration with eyepiece process, eyepiece manufacturing, projector & wearable hardware teams.

This position is based at our site in Austin, TX.

What You Do 

  • Lead Eyepiece Design team to set & achieve goals
  • Guide a talented team of MS/PhD level engineers in developing leading eyepiece technology
  • Drive the continued evolution of in-house custom software used in the design & simulation of our leading eyepiece technology
  • Encourage innovation in eyepiece design & viewing optics
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to evaluate new materials & architectures
  • Optimize system performance with projector & hardware teams
  • Ensure designs are manufacturable & meet customer expectations
  • Oversee custom design projects, ensuring designs meet customer expectations

The experience you already have

  • Minimum 10+ years of industry experience in optical components or sub-systems
  • MS or PhD in engineering optics physics or related fields
  • Experience managing engineering teams
  • Proficiency in planning & executing development activities
  • Understanding of optical architectures in AR/MR/VR systems
  • Thorough knowledge of nanophotonics theory & simulation
  • Basic understanding of nanofabrication & clean room processes
  • Familiarity with near-to-eye display specifications & measurement methods
  • General knowledge of scientific computing, including HPC, simulation, & Python
  • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills, focused on delivering solutions
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary groups
  • Excellent written, verbal, & presentation skills
Additional Information
  • All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.
If you need an accommodation during the application, interviewing, or hiring process, you may request an accommodation by emailing Magic Leap will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.
Please note that we do not accept any application documents via (e-)mail. Furthermore, we do not accept applications from recruitment agencies for this role.
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