Lead – Waveguide Materials Scientist
Posted on 3/23/2023
Magic Leap

1,001-5,000 employees

Augmented reality platform
Company Overview
Magic Leap is creating a powerful augmented reality platform for enterprise. We deliver profound, positive impact for companies all over the world—helping them optimize workflows, improve productivity, and increase ROI.
Austin, TX, USA
Experience Level
  • Advanced degree in materials science or engineering, ceramic science, glass science, materials chemistry, applied physics or a closely related field of concentration
  • Hands-on 7+ experience and strong understanding of phase diagrams, crystallography, single crystal growth, and properties of LiNbO3 or other anisotropic materials
  • Hands-on, 7+ years of experience in materials characterization (e.g. SEM, AFM, ellipsometry, interferometry, Raman spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction for crystal structure and orientation)
  • 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
  • Ph.D. in materials science or engineering, ceramic science, materials chemistry, applied physics or a closely related field of concentration
  • Innovate and lead technology R&D for composition, forming/finishing, integration, and characterization of optical crystal materials such as LiNbO3 for optical waveguides
  • Define and develop optical and mechanical metrologies to push the fundamental understanding of waveguide materials and device properties
  • Combine fundamental understanding of materials science, characterization, processing, and optical requirements with business acumen to achieve manufacturable solutions that enable product commercialization
  • Develop and drive roadmaps with material suppliers
  • This position requires working in a clean-room laboratory environment
  • This position may require travel (10-20%)
Desired Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of any of the following is a plus: Matlab, Python, JMP, Creo, Zemax