Waveguide Research & Development Manager, AR


Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Mar 24

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:

As a Waveguide Research & Development Manager you will build and lead a team that will be developing waveguides. It involves managing a team of engineers, delivering subcomponents for a consumer electronics product, and supporting research teams with component designs for future products.

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 an R&D team to deliver a waveguide.
  • Find system-level optimizations and collaborate with internal and external partners to prototype and validate designs. Work with multiple vendors for process and material selection and optimization.
  • Build, lead, mentor, inspire, and enable the waveguide R&D team into a center of excellence. Set best practices and develop deep understanding of physics within the team.
  • Support research for future display technologies, using new materials and processes, and work with the research team to set objectives for new materials and diffractive elements that will support new designs.
  • Develop tools and new metrology capabilities to feed designs and understanding.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Physics, Engineering, related discipline or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience mentoring and training new researchers.
  • 5 years of experience delivering new components or systems from new research ideas stage to production.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Technical leadership experience in new hardware research and multi-team collaborations.
  • Proven experience delivering novel optical components and/or optical systems from new research ideas stage to production.
  • Research experience focused on diffractive optics, semiconductor fabrication, high precision metrology, AMO physics, or complex interferometry.
  • Programming skills in Python.




Waterloo, Ontario, Canada



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