Hardware Research Manager, Augmented Reality


Waterloo, ON, Canada
Mar 22

Company Description:

A problem isn't truly solved until it's solved for all. Googlers build products that help create opportunities for everyone, whether down the street or across the globe. Bring your insight, imagination and a healthy disregard for the impossible. Bring everything that makes you unique. Together, we can build for everyone.

Job Description:

In this role you will build a research team that will be developing fundamental technologies that will be incorporated into hardware consumer products. It involves managing a diverse team of researchers, running academic and industrial programs.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Devices & Services team combines the best of Google AI, Software, and Hardware to create radically helpful experiences for users. We research, design, and develop new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, seamless, and more powerful. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, the Devices & Services team is making people's lives better through technology.


  • Build and lead a diverse team (Domains will span vision science, physics-based software development, optics, semiconductor devices, systems engineering, and materials science.).
  • Work closely with product management and other R&D teams to understand product requirements, and turn them into technology requirements.
  • Team mentorship to select and develop the best technologies for focused applications, by understanding the fundamental limits of technologies, and the first-principles way they work. Take an evidence-based approach to understanding technology building blocks, with rigorous test plans.
  • Lead joint research programs with universities and other companies. Advise the team on appropriate cadence of the portfolio of projects based on progress and evolving needs.
  • Develop technologies in close partnership with other R&D teams, engineering, manufacturing, systems design, and supply chain. Support the transition of technologies to the R&D design teams.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, similar quantitative discipline or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience managing a research team that uses first-principles scientific understanding to create new technologies.
  • Relevant technical work experience in domains such as optics, atomic physics, semiconductor, systems engineering, aerospace, or vision science.
  • Experience mentoring and training new researchers.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Research experience in physics, semiconductor fabrication, or related areas.
  • Excellent technical leadership and communication skills to lead new research and multi-team collaborations.




Waterloo, ON, Canada



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