Holographic/Optical Engineer

Full time Cambridge

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We are looking for a talented Holographic/Optical Engineer.

Job Overview

The holographic engineer will work with our dedicated team of engineers, mathematicians and developers to deliver hardware applications of our software. He/She must be able to work both independently and with multiple technical staff as required during technology development. The successful candidate will have experience in digital 3D holography, Fourier optics or a related subject.

We are looking for a holographic engineer with a strong drive to learn and contribute. Additional qualifications may include experience with one or more of the following: experience with Zemax, Code V, or Oslo.

Being part of a rapidly growing start-up company means a fast-paced environment, and a diverse set of tasks, with every new day bringing fresh and exciting challenges. We work in an Agile environment.

This is a full-time position, based in our Cambridge office. We offer competitive remuneration.


  • Building holographic displays;
  • Designing optical systems in Zemax;
  • Development, modification, maintenance of associated hardware designs;
  • Involvement in hardware design projects with suppliers and customers

Qualifications and Skills

Skills we are looking for:

  • PhD in optical systems, holographic projection or a related subject
  • Experience with any of the following: Zemax, Code V, Oslo
  • Experience in optical design
  • Experience with programming; e.g. Octave/MatLab, C/C++
  • Good communication skills

It would be great if you:

  • Have an interest in the AR/VR field
  • Have strong problem-solving abilities and a drive to deliver promptly


To apply send over your CV to and a couple of lines why you believe you would be a good fit for VividQ.

Company Overview

VividQ is a deep tech software company with world-leading expertise in 3D holography: the next generation display technology. VividQ offers the world’s first complete software platform, powering full 3D holographic display on standard computing power.

The company was founded in February 2017 in Cambridge by a technical team of PhD graduates from Oxford, St Andrews, and Cambridge itself. Following the development of Core - VividQ’s proprietary software engine - the company has reinforced its market leading position in AR/VR and digital display industry. VividQ collaborates with chipmakers, display nad consumer electronics manufacturers around the world, making holography a viable commercial display solution for the first time.

VividQ’s 17 team members are spread between offices in central Cambridge and London. The company is looking to expand to 28 employees by the end of 2019.

Software for full-3D holography

VividQ™ is a software solution for generating and transmitting holographic data for display purposes. Holographic displays powered by VividQ enable a natural vision experience.

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