Lead Optical Metrology Engineer, AR/VR Optics

at Tencent
Published March 8, 2023
Location Palo Alto, CA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


About XR Lab

Tencent XR Lab is a creative team dedicated to exploring future XR technologies. You will work with a team of world-class researchers and engineers to build the next generation of hardware and software to bring new user experiences to VR/AR/XR products.

We are looking for passionate technical leads, engineers and scientists to join our optical technology center at Silicon Valley to architect, design, research and develop for display, optics, sensing and perception technologies and systems for the future VR/AR/XR applications.


Develop and implement optical metrology solutions for characterizing optical systems and components in AR/VR products.
Define and develop the test metrics and methods for AR/VR optics characterization.
Lead the multi-discipline engineering work including hardware, software, system integration and instrument qualification.
Develop benchtop Prototypes for optical metrology.
Bringing up MP metrology solution by working with XFN teams and suppliers; Provide technical assessments of vendor capability gaps to assess risk and resource requirements for technology bring up.
Perform statistical analysis on metrology data to correlate to performance metrics.
Explore novel optical metrology technologies and prototype development.

Minimal Qualifications:

Master degree or above in Optical Engineering, Physics, or a related technical discipline with 3+ years of experience or equivalent experience
Hands-on experience in optical metrology development from concept to system validation
In-depth knowledge of display optics, display and image quality metrics, color science, optical metrology and characterization
Experience in image processing and algorithm development
Proficiency in statistical data analysis using Minitab or JMP
Strong communication and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Successful track record of delivering metrology for AR/VR optics, such as Pancake lens and Waveguides
Experienced in defining the display and/or imaging quality metrics for AR/VR applications
5+ years of optical engineering experiences in developing complex optical systems in the cross-function environments
Experience in test automation using MATLAB, Python or C++
Proficient with design and simulation tools such as Zemax, CodeV, Lightools, and/or Solidworks etc.
Experience working with global suppliers to deliver the metrology equipment

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Tencent:
Diversity, equity and inclusion are important, interdependent components of our workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we firmly believe that diverse voices fuel our innovation and allow us to better serve our users and the community. We foster an environment where every employee of Tencent feels supported and inspired to achieve individual and common goals.