Production Technician

Engineering Full-time Oxfordshire
Who we are

WaveOptics is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of revolutionary Augmented Reality (AR) waveguides. Our waveguides have a balance of attributes that deliver a superior display to the widest range of users with a high level of comfort.


Working in our NPI line, you will be responsible for the build and optical alignment of our projector and light engine builds. Reporting to the NPI Lead you will support the continued development and delivery of our technology


  • Take responsibility for the detailed assembly of electro-mechanical and optical components
  • Take on on going training for  individual products, components and processes
  • Support the development of our product by giving  feedback to the R&D and NPI team
  • Actively arrange your day to ensure key production deadlines are met, and report to NPI Team Lead on progress
  • Working in a fast paced environment you will be required to stay focused to deliver high quality products
  • When possible focus on developing yourself and assisting other departments in their tasks
  • You will support the development of standard operating procedures for products before transfer to mass manufacture


  • Experience working within an electro-mechanical environment or at very least a manufacturing background
  • Keen interest in new technology
  • Organised with an attention for detail
  • Positive and active personality
  • Willingness to learn and develop themselves and others around them
  • 5S/ Lean experience
  • Willingness to travel internationally to aid with mass manufacture transfer

We’re looking for motivated and capable individuals, with a keen interest in high technology from a manufacturing / NPI background. You must be comfortable in a fast paced and pressured environment and independently focus on learning and/or assisting other departments within quieter periods.

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Empowering values

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

Perks & Benefits


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


  • Comprehensive medical coverage
  • Dental coverage, including orthodontia 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

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