Senior Optical Engineer

Job Description

Join a team responsible for optical testing and characterization of Magic Leap’s current and next generation display components and subsystems.  In this role as a Senior Optical Engineer, you will be joining a small, efficient engineering team and will have opportunities to provide an immediate impact through your work in image analysis.  Interaction with other engineering groups around the company will be a key factor in your success.  Your communication with these groups and with the Magic Leap optical team as a whole will provide you with opportunities for learning and growing in many facets of current and future Magic Leap technologies.


  • Design and build optical test and metrology setups for characterizing key aspects of Magic Leap’s display performance such as MTF, uniformity, contrast, brightness, efficiency, and color
  • Automate test stations using LabView, C/C++/C#, or python
  • Evaluate component and subsystem test results using image processing algorithms to quantify performance versus established metrics
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams within Magic Leap to understand the key design parameters of their specific technology and how to properly evaluate them
  • Statistical analysis of test results and test repeatability using JMP


  • Must be able to code in C++, Python
  • Must possess understanding of EM simulation methodologies, e.g. RCWA, FDTD, Physical Optics, Ray tracing
  • Must possess knowledge of high performance cloud computing utilization, e.g. AWS
  • Must possess understanding of high performance scientific computing and parallelization methodologies
  • Experience with Matlab strongly preferred
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Focused on problem resolution and delivering solutions.
  • Must be able to communicate and work well with multidisciplinary groups.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills are required.


  • BS degree in Optical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related engineering field is required.
  • MS degree in Optical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related engineering field is preferred

Additional Information:

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.
Magic Leap is looking to hire a Senior Optical Engineer at their Boulder, CO, USA location. Job contains the tags Senior, C++, C#, Python, Lua, Physics and Programmer.
Job discovered on 6/22/2021