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R&D Process Engineer

Magic Leap


The company is looking for a highly innovative individual to join their Eyepiece Process R&D team in Austin, TX. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and refining prototype manufacturing processes for AR eyepieces and components, testing materials and tools, and maintaining equipment and supplies. The ideal candidate should have a degree in engineering or materials science, with 1-3 years of industry experience or a Ph.D. with 0-1 years of experience. The salary range for this position is $123,000—$172,000 USD, and the company offers a discretionary bonus, equity, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Job description

About the Company

Our company vision is to amplify human potential. Our mission is to deliver enterprise a powerful tool for transformation—an augmented reality platform of great utility and simplicity. Achieving our goals requires passion and dedication. That’s why we’re committed to building and empowering a diverse team of incredibly talented people and fostering an inclusive culture through our values of unity, innovation, and user centricity.

Job Description

In this position you will be a member of the Eyepiece Process R&D team and will be heavily involved in process R&D, prototyping and materials engineering. The successful candidate will be responsible for producing high precision prototype parts by programming, setting up, and operating tools and equipment; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping process records; maintaining equipment and supplies; evaluating and implementing new and existing processes and materials in R&D and manufacturing environments. Candidates must be highly innovative, and enjoy working in a dynamic and creative environment within a multidisciplinary team.

This role is based on our Austin, TX  office and will require you to come into our office regularly.


  • Owns and develops eyepiece R&D processes, tools and materials focused on the prototyping and testing of AR eyepieces and components.
  • Tests materials, process and tooling through high precision measurement, often working and creating the measurement process, fixture, and program alongside the primary process using statistical evaluation of experiments and data-driven analysis.
  • Writes reports to help make design and process decisions.
  • Fabricates small and medium quantities of prototype assemblies, often working with technicians.
  • Benchmarks other industry processes. Develops, implements and refines prototype manufacturing processes on preliminary manufacturing and process equipment.
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, and initiating repairs.
  • Creates and maintains specifications and documentation for processes developed and utilized.
  • Works onsite at R&D facility and inside cleanroom environment a majority of time.


  • Materials science especially related to coatings, adhesives and bonding processes relevant to optics with fundamental knowledge of optics, photonics, optical engineering/science.
  • Manufacturing or prototyping process for VR/AR/MR devices or similar (ie, mobile phones, displays, circuit boards, etc.) especially application of polymers, inks or other light-absorbing materials to substrate edges and/or face related to optical contrast enhancement materials in optical systems.
  • Semiconductor, micro/nano-fabrication and/or metrology testing (especially materials testing, optical contrast testing, optical and/or SEM microscopy).
  • Data management & reporting.
  • JMP and/or JMP scripts (or similar), especially applied to evaluating, comparing and analyzing data to drive next-step decisions for experiments, process or materials improvements, DOEs, etc.
  • Protective film application and packaging of optical components, including prototype setups for automated and/or semi-automated systems.
  • Transition and hand-off between R&D prototypes and high-volume manufacturing.
  • Providing input for manufacturing equipment design at both prototyping and volume manufacturing level.


  • B.S. or M.S. in engineering (mechanical, optical, industrial, manufacturing, materials, etc.) with 1-3 years industry experience OR Ph.D. with 0-1 years experience.

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.
Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location. In addition to salary, Magic Leap offers a discretionary bonus, equity, and a fully comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.
US Base Salary Range
$123,000—$172,000 USD

Location: Austin, TX

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-03-11

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