Advanced Optical Fabrication (AOF) Manager

Menlo Park, California

Posted in Retail
6 days ago

Job Info

As the Advanced Optical Fabrication Manager, you will be joining the Display & Optics team that is responsible for the design, development, and productization of the display systems in AR, VR, and Portal family of products.

  • Manage a growing team of optical process engineers with specialties in lens fabrication, coating process development, electro-optic devices, and optical device integration, working in a matrix environment in support of the product teams. Primary scope involves the development and road mapping of processes for miniaturization of optical components, and/or improving optical properties.
  • Drive the team's charter and priorities through an understanding of the strategic direction of the product teams, the program deliverables, and own team's available resources.
  • Develop the technology roadmaps for the AOF team through investments in new areas, and through defining scope for collaboration with key partners.
  • Play an active part in assisting team members in developing their plans and commitments to the product and program teams.
  • Manage engineers at various levels in their careers. Provide coaching, situational leadership, mentoring, and support.
  • Manage cross-functional interfaces covering a relatively wide range of optical processes in order to bring clarity to own team's deliverables and projects.
  • Manage budget, headcount growth, interviewing, and hiring.
  • Master's degree or higher in Optical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of people management experience of highly technical individuals.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working in an optics field.
  • Proven technical skills in one of the fields the manager will be supporting.
  • Proven leadership skills with self-awareness, situational/organizational awareness.
  • Role model for direct reports, experience coaching and setting engineering rigor to how the team operates.
  • Proven communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Adept at working in a fast-paced environment and in early stages of product development.
  • Experience in display systems, particularly in AR, VR, MR.
  • Experience in miniaturization of optical components.
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