Senior Optical Engineer or Optical Scientist Job in Dartmouth for META |

Senior Optical Engineer or Optical Scientist

April 28 2020
Industries Metal, Metal products
Categories Engineering, Optical, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Dartmouth, NS

Senior Optical Engineer or Optical Scientist

About Metamaterial Inc.

META delivers previously unachievable performance, across a range of applications, by inventing, designing, developing, and manufacturing sustainable, highly-functional materials. Our extensive technology platform enables leading global brands to deliver breakthrough products to their customers in consumer electronics, 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive, and clean energy. META’s achievements have been widely recognized, including being named a Global Cleantech 100 company. Learn more at

About the role

We are seeking a Senior Optical Engineer or Optical Scientist for our facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. You will be a key member of the Optics team that develops new technologies and products for applications in augmented reality and scientific instruments. Your role will be to develop concepts and hardware for prototyping and manufacturing new optical devices based on holographic elements. You will be working hands-on within a diverse, multi-disciplinary team to develop holographic optical elements for high performance imaging systems. The ideal candidate has extensive experience developing new concepts for optical systems matched with the practical skills to bring them to life.


  • Provide expert level optical engineering expertise towards the development of holographic optical components and sub-systems for HMD, HUD and scientific instrument applications. 
  • Lead hands-on assembly, testing and debugging of custom hardware systems for development and manufacturing. 
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop product concepts and designs that address market needs. 
  • Characterize the performance of optical products relative to the design goals; design and construct the necessary metrology systems. 
  • Identify causal relationships between observed product performance and the design parameters. 
  • Monitor and communicate to the team industry development and trends. 
  • Communicate results through technical reports and presentations tailored to the needs of the target stakeholders. 
  • Supervise junior members of the engineering team. 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Excellent grasp of optical physics fundamentals
  • Hands-on experience implementing and testing optical devices and systems, particularly holographic devices. 
  • Extensive experience constructing and validating models of optical devices and sub-systems. 
  • Solid understanding of optical sources (lasers and LEDs), diffractive optics, optical materials, and thin films optics.
  • Experience in process control, data acquisition, and data analysis in Python (preferred) or Matlab, R or Julia.  
  • Proficiency with optical design tools and modelling methods (e.g. Zemax, VL Fusion, Comsol, Lumerical). 
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills. 
  • Must be capable of working well in a fast-paced team environment


  • An MSc or PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Optics, EE, or related disicpline, is required. 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with optical engineering and/or applied optics, with industrial experience developing products based on new technologies. 

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