Principal Display Engineer


Mountain View, CA
Jan 29

Company Description:

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world.

We do business in 170 countries and are made up of 144,000 passionate employees dedicated to fulfilling our mission of helping you and your organization achieve more.

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced Principal Display Engineer to join our Hololens Optics team in Mountain View, CA. This engineer will contribute to our technology roadmap definition, prototyping, and productization for Hololens display.

You will need strong experience in two or more main-stream display technologies (LCD, OLED, LBS, MicroLED, LCoS, etc.), and be able to both see the big picture regarding key project issues and lead core technical activities of a highly skilled cross-functional team.

You will also need to collaborate well with optical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, Silicon IC design, and manufacturing teams in display development.


  • Contribute to Hololens display roadmap definition.
  • Drive display design, prototyping, development, and productization.
  • Perform display system analysis; establish system to component correlation and spec alignment.
  • Work with cross-functional teams on technology implementation. Support product builds.
  • Engage with display and optics suppliers. Develop and manage key partnerships.


  • MS or Ph.D. degree in Optics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5+ years industry experience in one or more main-stream display technologies.
  • Fundamental knowledge of color science and colorimetry, AR/VR optics, and display testing.
  • Excellent communication skills for technical presentation and cross-functional collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in bringing new display technologies from design and prototyping to manufacturing.
  • Experience in engineering tools: Matlab, Python, JMP, Labview.
  • Highly independent, hands-on, self-motivated, and energetic.
  • 0 to 25% travel to both domestic and international locations.
  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.




Mountain View, CA



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