Graduate Optics Engineer Job at WaveOptics – in Didcot

Job Description

WaveOptics is a world leading designer and manufacturer of revolutionary Augmented Reality (AR) waveguides. Our waveguides have a balance of attributes that deliver a superior display to the widest range of users with a high level of comfort.

As a Graduate Engineer, you will support research and development activities for next generation AR displays while developing your skills and experience within a focused and growing company. The role focuses on different aspects of R&D in the field of optical engineering.

The role

Based in our offices in Oxfordshire you will be part of a Waveguide Physics team

You will help design and build new experimental systems aimed to provide a deeper understanding of our waveguides

You will work on extracting key features of WG and their characteristics to confirm predictive power of our models and improve them by feeding back the experimental data

In depth analysis of optical measurement systems and obtained data

You will be a part of various R&D activities giving you an opportunity to grow your skillset in many areas of optics and physics

You will coordinate activities with internal technical and commercial teams to ensure delivery of deadlines are met

What we like to see

BSc or Masters in Optical Engineering, Photonics, Physics or similar

Understanding of diffractive and imaging optics

Interest in research projects and keen to learn

Practical and theoretical skills in optics

Hands-on experience with lab work, optical setup building and aligning

Competence in a programming language (Python/Matlab/C/LabView)

Experience with optical lab equipment and light sources

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


  • Completed an Optics or engineering internship during studies

A relevant University research project in the field of optics which included experimental work

Experience with diffractive optics

Experience with scatter measurements and theory

Experience with polarisation optics

Experience with colorimetry and science of human vision and perception

About Company

Company: WaveOptics –

Company Location:  Didcot

Job Category: Engineering Jobs, Mechnical Jobs, Electrical Jobs

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