Diffractive optics design tool development lead
San Jose, CA 
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Job Description

Sony Corporation of America, located in New York, NY, is the U.S. headquarters of Sony Group Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan. Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. With some 900 million Sony devices in hands and homes worldwide today, a vast array of Sony movies, television shows and music, and the PlayStation Network, Sony creates and delivers more entertainment experiences to more people than anyone else on earth. To learn more: .

Sony R&D Center US, located in San Jose, CA is seeking a creative individual to join our newly created R&D team. It's your chance to make a significant impact on Sony's future business, products and services, and to contribute to Sony's super high-quality entertainment powerhouse such as Game, Film, TV and Music.

As a Senior Research Engineer, you will be leading an optical research team on novel optical display development. You will have a unique opportunity to collaborate with Sony's professional creators, Sony's research community world-wide, and U.S. university collaborators.

We're inventing the technology and products that inspire creators and people all over the world, and soon you could be working to bring your ideas to life! If you're up to the challenge, we'd love to see what you've got!

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related field.

  • Strong research background and demonstrated record of innovation in the area of electromagnetic field simulation and diffractive optical design software.

  • Familiarity with Python and C/C++

  • Familiarity with RCWA theory and coding

  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally on occasion.

  • All candidates must be authorized to work in the USA.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience and research track record in diffraction optics design and simulation

  • Experience working with GUI toolkits like GTK/Qt/wxWidgets or equivalent

  • Experience with OpenGL, graphics, and 3D visualization

  • Familiarity with Matlab for rapid algorithm prototyping.

  • Five or more years of related professional experience


Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, military status, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, genetic information, medical condition, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation.

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Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Required Experience
1 to 5 years
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