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As a Characterisation engineer you will be working alongside multi-disciplinary research and development teams to deliver measurement capabilities to determine key performance characteristics of the next generation of AR devices.  You will work within the team designing and developing optical measurement solutions to characterise diffractive waveguides, projectors and assembled headsets.

You will:

  • Design and build new measurement systems aimed to characterise the performance of our waveguide, light engines and headset products for operation in both our R&D and production environments
  • Perform in-depth analysis of optical systems through experimental methods
  • Develop and review project requirement documentation for kick-off of hardware and software activities
  • Define and select off the shelf components and instrumentation that are required for test station implementation and maintenance
  • Develop requirements for custom optical and electrical components as needed.
  • Develop, maintain, and perform optical calibration procedures on a range of instrumentation
  • Be a part of various R&D and NPI activities, working closely with multiple technical teams to deliver measurement solutions
  • Review and interpret experimental results and communicate findings across departments through concise presentations
  • Keep updated on internal & external AR research to empower you to develop innovative characterisation solutions
  • Provide local and remote support to maintain test equipment in the UK and across partner sites globally
  • Perform failure analysis of measurement hardware and collaborate on corrective actions
  • Require Competence in a programming language preferably Python, Matlab, C or LabView

We would like to see:

  • BSc or Masters in Optical Engineering, Photonics, Physics or similar
  • Understanding of diffractive and imaging optics
  • Practical and theoretical skills in optics
  • Strong hands-on experience with lab work, optical setup, building and aligning metrology equipment
  • Highly analytical with experience disseminating knowledge internally and externally
  • Basic knowledge of database technologies such as SQLite
  • Experience with CAD software packages similar to SolidWorks
  • Experience and knowledge of standard opto-mechanical lab equipment
  • Understanding of basic electronic circuits and digital communication protocols
  • Familiarity with various optical metrology techniques i.e. interferometry
  • You will be working in a fast-paced environment so it’s essential that you can prioritise your workload
  • Enthusiastic and motivated to keep up-to-date about new technologies in Augmented Reality



  • Completed an Optics or engineering internship during studies
  • Knowledge of LED Characteristics and design considerations
  • Experience with diffractive optics
  • Experience with polarisation optics
  • Experience with colorimetry and science of human vision and perception
  • Experience with display technology
  • Knowledge of image processing and machine vision libraries (e.g. NI Vision, CV2)



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