Mission

We are on a mission to make everyday life more fun, convenient, and secure by using technology to make any transparent surface a window into virtual worlds.

We are pioneering AR technologies that enable a new content-delivery paradigm, for smart driving, commercial transport, and beyond.

Starting with the car windshield and ending with any glass surface, we can make the world a better place — by augmenting it and creating something that is dreamable.

Team

Over the course of eight years, we have grown from a small crew of visionaries to an extensive, multinational coalition of highly-experienced engineers, expert scientists, and product designers backed by top-notch financial professionals, lawyers, and seasoned executives.

Together we make up a team of ambitious and effective collaborators that share the same goal — to transform our world with deep-tech innovations, combining second-to-none expertise with a no holds barred approach.What unites us is a common set of core values: integrity, teamwork, and grit. We push the envelope, never backing away from hardship or uncertainty. In fact, challenges and difficult tasks are our ultimate source of inspiration.
AR CommandersPlastics EngineerWarlock of CircuitryThe SynthesizerKnight of MathematicsHolographic Crew

200 team members 64% of them work in R&D

True Augmented Reality Commanders

These true visionaries of AR mastered the novel field of UI/UX design for AR interfaces from scratch by studying the technology and learning the subtleties of working with augmented reality. They also helped create a foundational guide on designing for and working with augmented reality.

Master Plastic Manipulator

Graduate of the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University with extensive experience as a design engineer specializing in plastics. Thanks to her expertise in plastic molding, she organizes the molding of optical and structural elements from plastic and has launched the serial production of plastic products and molds for numerous WayRay products.

Alpha Warlock of Circuitry

Joined WayRay as Electronics Design Engineer after studying design engineering at Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science. Has participated in the development of all of WayRay’s PoC products for OEMs. Develops circuitry for all key projects, constantly improves the development approach in his department, draws up standards and guidelines.

The Synthesizer

Highly experienced chemist and researcher in the field of new materials. Lead of the development of the pre-recorded hologram film laminating process for WayRay, including hologram research and testing. Currently working on developing and implementing the manufacturing technology for car windshields with built-in holographic optical elements.

Knight of Mind-Bending Mathematics

Doctor of Engineering Science specializing in metallurgy, with previous experience working as a process engineer, technical director, and department head. At WayRay, his work involves complex engineering calculations across an array of processes, in addition to generative design and topological optimization.

Holographic Starfleet Crew

Our holography engineers record the world's largest see-through holograms using a special photopolymer film that can be integrated into car windshields. The team conducts research in the field of volumetric holographic optical elements, including measuring characteristics and studying properties. Under their work, optical components are aligned and assembled to create full-color augmented reality systems.

Management Team

Meet our team of leaders that push themselves every day to solve the seemingly impossible. They are profoundly ambitious tech professionals who love a good challenge. Working side by side with them is always an inspiration, and this works both ways: they learn just as much from their teams as they give in return.

Vitaly Ponomarev

Founder & CEO

Vitaly Ponomarev

Mikhail Svarichevsky

Chief Technical Officer

Mikhail Svarichevsky

Aleksandr Bobryshev

Chief Design Engineer

Aleksandr Bobryshev

Ekaterina Rezugina

Head of Platform Development Department

Ekaterina Rezugina

Alessandro Dini

Head of Sales & Business Development

Alessandro Dini

Anton Kostritsa

Head of Electronics Engineering Department

Anton Kostritsa

Jörg Laser

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Jörg Laser

Leonid Striga

Head of Software Engineering Department

Leonid Striga

Veronika Udodova

Chief Design Officer

Veronika Udodova

Values

To bring our vision of the future into reality as soon as possible, we have developed a set of core values that will help us achieve this goal

Do deep tech

Ask yourself this: am I doing what others are afraid to do? Think differently, go against the grain, be brave. Combine different approaches, apply knowledge from different fields. If you already know how to do something, outsource it and manage the process. Free yourself from routine and go back to start — to tasks no one has done before.

Be honest

We are a deep-tech company with long-term plans. We don’t allow ourselves to be fake. Be honest with yourself and the world around you. Open up to new ideas and perspectives. When making a decision, don’t be afraid to make mistakes. If you make a mistake, say so. Be yourself.

Be a pro

We are professionals that are continuously gaining new knowledge and developing our emotional intelligence. Take on team members that know more than you. Learn on your own and help others do the same. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Give good feedback and learn to take criticism.

Do it WayRay style

We’re a startup in the best sense of the word. Act fast, experiment, improve, be bold with your ideas. Use the newest and simplest tools, apply the most advanced technologies. Take responsibility for the results. Treat the company’s resources with care, and not just the material ones: respect your coworkers’ time.

Be a team

If you need to make a decision, try to think it over with someone. People are our main asset. Listen to others’ opinions — that will help you avoid mistakes in the future. We don’t want any gossip or drama in the company: encourage one another.

Think

Ask yourself “what am I doing, how, and why?” Every time you’re faced with a decision, consider whether or not you have enough information to make it. Look at things objectively, and don’t let your convictions and stereotypes skew the information. Think about the consequences of your decisions.

We think of these six values as our guiding principles and fundamental beliefs that help us function together as a team and work toward our common goal.

We always keep in mind these values when making decisions, communicating with each other and the outside world, and hiring new team members.

WayRave & WayRavers

Another big part of our unique culture is our WayRaves — because whatever we do, we innovate and go beyond, so we ditched the old-school office parties in favor of raves. Imagine a team of people juggling multiple projects at once on a global scale. Well, that’s us. And after we’ve given it a hundred and ten percent, we all need a chance to let loose.

Today, the WayRave movement brings together our current team, partners, friends, former employees, potential hires, and media reps. We call on all scientists, nonconformists, perfectionists, and other -ists to join the WayRave movement and make the world what it should be, not what it is.

WayRavers are dreamers and doers passionate about science, technology, eager to solve non-routine problems, enthusiastic professionals with a growth mindset who believe in out-of-the-box solutions, and strive to contribute to international projects.

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Software | Moscow, Russia

Software Optimization Engineer

WayRay is a vertically integrated deep-tech startup which is #1 in the world of holography, and we are seeking ambitious individuals with a deep tech mindset to join our team.

Our company culture is relentless, and our team is brilliant — that is why we are the best at what we do. WayRay is not an average startup, and if we are a match, this means you are not an average tech professional. If you want to be a part of our world, be ready to challenge yourself daily, to go where no one has gone before. Be ready to grind.

We are currently seeking a Platform System SW Optimization Engineer to be a key member of the Software department that is developing an augmented reality platform for cars equipped with our holographic head-up displays. As a member of this team, you will focus mainly on the optimization of performance-critical parts of our software for different platforms.

Expected Results

  • To profile the current software version on Intel NUC, intel x3950, NVidia Jetson TX2, NVidia Jetson Nano
  • To find the bottlenecks of current software on each platform and propose platform-specific optimizations
  • To optimize the software for the selected platform

What we offer

  • Opportunity to work in a game-changing company alongside the best professionals from all over the world
  • Transparency and openness at all levels.
  • Immersion in the Deep Tech culture where we give birth to real innovations
  • Benefits package including educational opportunities and stock option plan for all positions and grades
  • Competitive salary and bonus for outstanding results
  • Yearly big party and regular corporate events

Primary Tasks

  • Writing high-performance code using platform-specific instruction sets in C++/asm/OpenCL/CUDA/OpenGL
  • Application profiling and debugging

Requirements

  • Proven track record of successful performance optimization and porting of signal and image processing algorithms to the platforms based on CPU (Intel Atom, ARM v8) and GPU (Intel, NVidia)
  • Knowledge of C++11 language and standard library
  • Experience in identifying bottlenecks in software consisting of multiple components

Nice to have:

  • Solid knowledge of Linux, including scheduling, memory managements, multithreading and synchronization, inter-process communications, network stack, input/output devices
  • Familiarity with robotics middleware, especially with ROS, ROS2
  • The ability to work independently with hardware development kits and necessary equipment: lab power supplies, oscilloscopes, digital signal analyzers
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Platform Development | Moscow, Russia

Photopolymer Expert (Chemist)

Swiss-based tech startup WayRay is a game changer in the field of automotive and augmented reality technologies. With offices around the world and $100 million of investment, we are seeking ambitious individuals to join our fast-growing team. At WayRay, we believe that we are never done learning and growing. We are a team of professionals that are continuously gaining new knowledge, experimenting with new approaches, and developing our emotional intelligence. At present, we are looking for a Photopolymer Expert to be a key member of the Platform Solutions department. As a Photopolymer Expert, your primary goal will be to support the product team in research and development of automotive windshield stacks. You will work closely with Holography Engineers and with our external partners.

This role reports directly to the head of platform solutions department and is located in Moscow.

Primary tasks

Support the product team in research and development of automotive windshield stacks focusing on:

Analysing chemical interactions between adhesive materials and special photopolymer films;

Defining material requirements based on understanding of polymerization process during special treatments and impact from environmental conditions;

Researching ideas to improve polymer performance looking at kinetics and mechanisms during pre-processing and photoactivation;

Proposing new methods for characterizing chemical, mechanical and thermal properties of photopolymers;

Planning material analysis and testing in-house and with external labs;

Consulting the team on polymer chemistry, being the point of expertise for interdisciplinary tasks.

Required knowledge and skills

  • Degree in Polymer Chemistry and +5 years of experience in working with polymers for special applications;
  • Knowledge of photosensetive/photoactivated polymers is required;
  • Experience with material and chemical analysis methods (FTIR spectroscopy, Raman, SEM and others);
  • English level intermediate +.

What we offer

  • Opportunity to work in a game-changing company alongside the best professionals from all over the world
  • Transparency and openness at all levels
  • Immersion in the Deep Tech culture where we give birth to real innovations
  • Benefits package including educational opportunities and stock option plan for all positions and grades
  • Competitive salary and bonus for outstanding results
  • Yearly big party and regular corporate events
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Software | Moscow, Russia

Visual-Inertial Algorithm Developer: CV

WayRay is a global deep-tech company which is leading the world in holographic AR, and we are looking to hire out-of-the-box thinkers with a deep-tech mindset.

As a company, we are deeply ambitious, and we want everyone who works with us to share that ambition. We are not an average startup, and if we are a match, that means you are not an average tech professional. If you are ready to face challenges head-on and push yourself beyond your limits, then you are right for us. It won't be easy, but we promise it will be awe-inspiring.

At present, we are looking for a Computer Vision Algorithm Developer to be a key member of the Software department that is developing an augmented reality platform for cars equipped with our holographic head-up displays.

As a Computer Vision Algorithm Developer with a strong understanding of visual localization algorithms and multiple view geometry, your primary goal will be enhancing our localization stack and reconstruct the surrounding environment for proper placement of AR objects. Our software team utilizes an agile methodology to be more flexible and result oriented.

Primary tasks

  • Implement and integrate Visual-Inertial Odometry / SLAM algorithm with our localization
  • stack-based on GNSS, IMU and vehicle speed data.
  • Benchmark and test existing Visual-Inertial Odometry / SLAM solutions.

Expected Results

Improve existing Visual-Inertial Odometry algorithm:

  • Evaluate current Visual-Inertial Odometry algorithm performance on real data and compare with its performance on synthetic data obtained from a simulator.
  • Investigate critical performance issues and propose ways for quality improvement.
  • Solve critical issues of 2D features tracker in terms of quality and computational resources consumption.

Adaptation of developed algorithm for production:

  • Fine-tune Visual-Inertial Odometry algorithm implementation.
  • Computational performance improvement using SIMD/GPU + efficient algorithms to reach real-time speed preserving the original quality from the previous step.
  • Unit tests + integration tests covering all computer vision parts inside the localization stack.
  • Improve the quality of feature tracker preserving mean error of tracking in different conditions (including bad weather).

Long-term tasks:

  • Real-time 3D surrounding world reconstruction with dense point clouds/depth maps.
  • Real-time tracking of dynamic objects (vehicles, pedestrians) as part of SLAM algorithm.

Requirements

  • R&D experience in computer vision area, image processing or sensor fusion for at least 3 years.
  • Solid understanding of basic image processing algorithms: image filtering, image segmentation, camera calibration, object detection, classification.
  • Good knowledge of Multiple View Geometry and state of the art Visual SLAM approaches.
  • Solid math background including probability theory, statistics and numerical optimization.
  • Good knowledge of C++, including STL, OpenCV, Eigen.
  • Experience with Python, including numpy, scipy, pandas, matplotlib.
  • Good knowledge of Computer Science: understanding of data structures, asymptotic complexity, design basic algorithms.

As a plus

  • Experience in localization and attitude estimation for AR/VR applications.
  • Understanding of Kalman filter algorithm.
  • Familiar with dense images matching and point cloud processing.
  • Knowledge of optimization libraries as Ceres, g2o, GTSAM.
  • Familiar with OpenCL/CUDA, Neon/SSE, CMake, ROS, Linux Shell.
  • Familiar with modern practices of software development: git, TDD, CI/CD, etc.
  • Publication in top conferences and journals, PhD degree.

What we offer

  • Opportunity to work in a game-changing company alongside the best professionals from all over the world.
  • Transparency and openness on all levels.
  • Immersion in the Deep Tech culture where we give birth to real innovations.
  • Benefits package, including educational opportunities and stock option plan for all positions and grades.
  • Competitive salary and bonus for outstanding results.
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Sales | Zurich, Switzerland

Business Development, Senior Manager - Germany

About the company

WayRay is a Swiss-based tech startup on a mission to create a future where any transparent surface is a window into virtual worlds. Right now, we’re seeking bright minds to join our team of talented professionals and bring our vision to life.

At WayRay we like to work hard and play hard. Our team members are passionate about deep-tech and love taking on new challenges. We like to go where no one has gone before, pushing the boundaries and seeking for new approaches.

We have a deep root in R&D, value curiosity, experimentation, and are always trying to think out of the box.

About the role

We are currently interested to get in touch with experienced Business Development Managers / Key Account Managers, with previous experience matured in major Tier 1 automotive suppliers, dealing with the development and sales of complex Hardware + Software technology solutions.

The role is reporting to the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, and will have the responsibility over all the potential clients (OEMs) within Germany. At the beginning the role will be of single contributor, but in the years to come small regional teams will be created.

As a member of the Business Development team, your primary goal will be to identify potential clients (OEMs) within your area of responsibility, approach them (in some cases from green field), and introduce them our unique AR HUD technology. The overall goal is to raise their awareness and interest in our ecosystem, eventually leading to an invitation for an RFI / RFQ.

Due to the complexity of our technology and to the high degree of customization of each system, you will need to work closely with R&D, and to feel comfortable in having a very good level of technical understanding of our products and ecosystem.

Expected results

  • Create a robust pipeline of potential clients
  • Explain our unique AR HUD technology in detail
  • Work with our R&D to develop custom systems matching different clients’ needs
  • Manage the clients’ full life cycle: from first interaction to product demo, from technology customization to PoC negotiation, eventually ending in an RFI / RFQ

Required experience

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a Business Development Manager / Key Account Manager role, from a major Tier 1 automotive supplier in Germany [must have]
  • Responsibility of managing a complex Hardware + Software product [must have]
  • Experience in managing a standard supply contract, from RFI to SOP [must have]
  • Experience in managing PoC, from contract negotiation to product delivery
  • German mothertongue, English professional knowledge [must have]
  • Good knowledge of Project Management principals
  • Willingness to travel extensively and work overtime

Personal traits

  • Can work independently and is driven to bring results
  • Can manage a 30.000-foot view combined with a roll-up-sleeves approach
  • Ability to perform under pressure and with tight time schedules
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Is comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and stock option plan
  • Health insurance
  • Opportunity to work remotely and with flexible work schedule
  • Relocation support
  • Location can be either in Germany or at Zurich HQ
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