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Research Mechanical Engineering Lead

Company: Facebook
Location: Redmond
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

The Facebook Reality Labs Research Audio Team is looking for a Lead Mechanical Engineer to help bring cutting edge virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences and hardware to life through collaboration and commitment. In our Research & Advanced Development projects, we are setting out to fundamentally transform how people interact with sound; bringing these experiences to the daily lives of billions of people. To make this possible, we need a well-rounded team that nurtures kinship, fosters good communication, and is sympathetic to the challenges in these diverse domains.In this role, you will be cooperating with other engineers and researchers to concept, design, and build prototype audio hardware. You will be collaborating and contributing at a deeply technical level and guiding efforts of team members who will be supporting you; including vendors and manufacturing partners. You will design, build, and validate form factor integrations with novel audio components; with a strong focus on ergonomics. You will optimize designs for best acoustics with regards to the size, weight, and power performance needed for the future of AR/VR wearable devices.We are looking for someone who is comfortable with ambiguity, exhibits a sense of ownership, and enjoys an honest and considerate environment. We have a wide variety of problems that need solutions, and we depend on people who are comfortable with embracing a creative, thoughtful approach to both short-term and long-term problem solving.

  • Lead mechanical development for audio hardware in a highly cross-functional team environment
  • Design, build, and validate form factor prototypes both integrating novel audio components
  • Manage vendors and manufacturing partners to achieve teams goals
  • Simulate and measure performance of prototype systems
  • Evaluate, develop, and select new materials, technologies, and techniques
  • Mentor and provide guidance to mechanical engineering team

    • BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
    • 5+ years of experience working in the consumer electronics field
    • Experience leading multiple engineering efforts across R&D programs in both strategy and execution
    • Mechanical CAD experience (NX, SolidWorks, CREO)
    • Experience with hands-on prototyping and of manufacturing techniques (machining, 3D printing, injection molding, soft goods, etc.)
    • Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
    • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

      • MS in ME, Acoustics, Physics, or equivalent experience
      • Experience growing the engineering team
      • Experience in wearable consumer electronics
      • Experience in Audio Hardware Design
      • Experience with ergonomic driven designs using anthropometric data
      • Experience in failure analysis (both hands-on and analyzing data)
      • Experience with FEA with vibration analysis

        Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

        Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

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