Valve is seeking optical engineers with a wide range of skills. Ideal candidates have experience working in research and development as well as experience shipping products. Candidates should also have a strong background in design, simulations, optical testing, and radiometry. Candidates must also have strong lab skills and a desire to get to the bottom of challenging hardware problems.


  • Work with a team of engineers and collaborate on a large range of optical work streams
  • Develop next generation concepts and build prototypes to prove out concepts
  • Product ideation, concept generation, prototyping, concept reduction
  • Ability to manage concept from earlier stages to production


  • Working knowledge of technologies found in high-end consumer electronics
  • Minimum 10 years' design experience related to high-volume products
  • Proficiency in sequential and non-sequential ray trace
  • Experience with interferometry, profilometers, MTF testing, and optical testing methods
  • Strong understanding of radiometry and geometric optics