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Senior, Waveguide Materials Scientist

Magic Leap, Inc., Austin, TX

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Job Description:

The Senior, Waveguide Materials Scientist will work in the Advanced Photonics group. This individual will innovate and lead technology R&D of waveguide materials and technologies, including driving co-development with suppliers, internal characterization and metrology development, for inorganic and organic optical waveguides. This position requires working in a clean-room environment. 

Responsibilities:

  • Innovate and lead technology R&D for formulation, forming/finishing, integration, and characterization of materials for optical waveguides
  • Define and develop metrologies to push the fundamental understanding of waveguide materials and device properties
  • Define and prototype new processes and architectures, and deliver proof of concept devices
  • Combine fundamental understanding of materials science and processing with business acumen to achieve manufacturable solutions to enable product commercialization
  • This position requires working in a clean-room laboratory environment.
  • Develop and drive roadmaps with material suppliers 
  • This position may require travel (10-20%)

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in materials science or engineering, chemistry, polymer science, applied physics or a closely related field of concentration
  • Hands-on, 4+ years of experience in materials characterization (e.g. FTIR, TMA/DMA, TGA, SEM, AFM, ellipsometry, interferometry, rheometry) and  formulation (glass, polymer)
  • Hands-on 4+ experience in material processing / forming (polishing, molding, replication, bonding, etching)
  • Ability to work well under pressure and aggressive deadlines.
  • Proven track record of research, including publications or patents.
  • Experience of delving into scientific literature to reinforce hypotheses, and developing plans with scientific knowledge with a specific focus on processing-structure-property relationships.
  • Proven ability to effectively work as a member of a team. 
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills are essential. 
  • Must be able to establish strong working relationships across the organization.
  • Must be data driven and capable of developing and executing engineering test plans and capturing a robust set of data. 
  • Must be articulate and capable of producing reports and presentations that concisely address the matters assigned
  • Working knowledge of Comsol, Zemax, Matlab, Python, Creo, JMP a plus    

Education:

  • Ph.D. in materials science or engineering, chemistry, polymer science, applied physics or a closely related field of concentration.

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.

Additional Information

    • All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.

 

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About Magic Leap, Inc.

How It All Began October 5, 2017 Today, Magic Leap is a company made up of hundreds of artists, engineers, explorers, and dreamers from around the globe, all chasing their curiosity toward the same goal – bringing together the digital and real worlds to advance human potential. But it all began on a road trip to Austin when we asked the question – “what if computing could spill outside the computer?”

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