Microsoft Corporation HoloLens Optics Technical Manager in Redmond, Washington

Microsoft HoloLens Team is continuing to revolutionize consumer electronic devices. The team is that incubated Kinect and profoundly redefined the way people interact with technology is forming a product development team to change the world again! We are growing a team of experienced device product developers, working in a startup environment on redefining experiences with epic technology innovation.

We are developing ground-breaking hardware, software and experiences across computer vision, machine learning, human-computer interaction, and image and video processing, networking and graphics. We will transform our ideas into reality through shipping a first-to-market product.

We are looking for Technical Manager to be a part of our HOLOLENS Optics team.


The Microsoft HoloLens Optics team is currently looking for a Technical Manager to drive technical development in Redmond. Primary responsibilities involve managing internal and external developments in optics, materials, and processes to be used in HoloLens and other areas of Microsoft. The candidate must have a technical background in optical systems and experience leading complex hardware development programs.

Detailed responsibilities include:

  • Technical, vendor and project management

  • Ability to deliver results through external partners

  • Coordination and communication with diverse internal teams

  • Regular status updates and development recommendations to sponsoring executive team

  • Approximately 25% international travel to the United States, Asia or Europe

  • Working concurrently with Optical Engineering, Display Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, Electrical Engineering, Process Engineering, Tooling Engineering, Manufacturing and Test Engineering in creating innovative optical systems



  • The candidate must have experience with managing external partners, project management, and optics development.

  • A MS or PhD in Optical Sciences, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related degree with 10+ years relevant experience.

  • Technical background in optics with knowledge of optics manufacturing processes

  • Ability to travel


  • Experience in driving development with external partners

  • Experience with new technology development

  • Proven track record of delivering results

  • Ability to work independently

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

  • Business training

  • Experience developing high-volume consumer products

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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