WaveOptics, a Snap Inc company, has a vision to develop the world’s best optical engines for Snap and our AR eyewear customers.

We are collaborative and ambitious. We are pushing boundaries with a shared commitment and tenacious agility.


Established as a tech start-up, and now part of Snap Inc with exciting plans for 2022 and beyond.


We are a team of collaborative experts with ambitious focus – pushing boundaries through shared commitment and tenacious agility across all functions.


The head office is in Oxfordshire, UK and a display technology office in Vancouver, Washington State in USA.

Kind, Smart, Creative

At WaveOptics you will be trusted and empowered to deliver interesting and challenging projects.

Award-winning innovation

We have a knowledgeable and diverse team working at the forefront of AR and we value people who share our commitment to innovation. We have received multiple awards, such as SPIE Prism award in 2020 and 2021.

“Work with the best people”

“I decided to join WaveOptics because it is carrying out R&D at the cutting edge of modern nano-photonics. The tasks that we are working on are very challenging and the only way to accomplish them is to work with the best people, and this is exactly how I would describe the team.” ARSENY ALEXEEV, DIRECTOR OF WAVEGUIDE DEVELOPMENT


If you are looking for an environment to turn research into real world products, and want to be part of a world class, experienced team in an industry focused on the next big technological wave, then get in touch.

Please explore the open opportunities. If you do not see a suitable role please do send your CV to careers@waveoptics.ar with a cover letter to see if there are other options.

Perks & Benefits


  • Paid maternity, paternity, and family caregiver leave
  • Adoption, surrogacy, infertility, and fertility preservation benefits
  • Short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance


  • Comprehensive medical coverage
  • Dental coverage, including orthodontic benefits
  • Vision coverage


  • Gym perks and discounts
  • Team fitness classes, hikes, and races
  • Sports leagues
  • Cooking and nutritional workshops

Financial Fitness

  • Rocket Lawyer memberships
  • Financial education programs
  • Compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success


  • Generous time off and leave programs
  • Meditation and yoga classes
  • Emotional and mental health support programs and apps
  • Speaker series, classes, and subscriptions to educational programs
  • Social gatherings, team outings, and volunteering programs

More WaveOptics Benefits!

Get in touch with our talent team to unlock the key to the full details.

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Our Vision

Changing how you see the world

We research, design and develop optical engines for augmented reality smartglasses and headsets. We are deliver superior optical performance, suitable for affordable mass manufacture.

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